Arizona

Included here are examples of agates that I feel are a pretty good cross-section of some of the better varieties of material that can be found in the state of Arizona. The pieces that come from public locations are named, all others are from private locations. Most of my Arizona locations I discovered myself after many hours of research and long miles of hiking to remote areas. Sorry to say I now choose to keep them private since I have learned the hard way about trusting certain agate collectors with my hard-earned locations. Specimens that are unpolished are shown wet to better show their colors.

There are a number of different private locations where I collect in Central Arizona and I have them listed by area numbers.

New pictures will be added in no particular order. Hopefully, as the gallery grows, all you crazy agate lovers out there will find my collection as interesting and beautiful as I do. Periodically I will include pieces that aren’t agate or jasper, but are noteworthy enough in their own way to be included here.

Enjoy!

Central Arizona 1, Face Polished Rough
2 1/2″ x 2″ x 1″  Beautiful plume agate.

Central Arizona 1, Face Polished Nodule
2″ x 2″ x 1 1/2″  An awesome piece of agate with little fortification and sagenite.

Central Arizona 5, Face Polished Nodule
1 1/2″ x 1 1/4″ x 3/4″  Fortification agate with parallax. Probably one of the best agates I’ve ever found in AZ

Southern Arizona, Face Polished Rough
3 1/2″ x 2″ x 1 1/2″  Cool orbicular agate from a remote location.

Mulligan Peak, Face Polished Nodule
1 3/4″ x 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″  Wonderful purple & lavender fortification agate with druzy center.

Muggins Mountains, Face Polished Slab
3 3/4″ x  2 1/2″ x 1/4″  Thunderegg with sagenite. Closed location.

Central Arizona 1, Face Polished Nodule
3″ x 1 1/4″ x 1 1/2″  Pretty pink agate with crystal lined druzy pocket with inclusions & fortification. Closed location.

Eastern Arizona, Face Polished Rough
3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″  Fortification with snowflakes. One of my favorite agates.

Southern Arizona, Face Polished Rough
4″ x 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″  Seam agate with inclusions.

Mulligan Peak, Face Polished Nodule
2 1/4″ x   2″ x 1 1/2″  Deep purple fortification agate with snowflakes. One of my best from this location.

Central Arizona 5, Face Polished Nodule
3 1/2″ x 3″ x 3″  Uncommonly large banded agate nodule with a purple center.

Eastern Arizona, Face Polished Nodule
1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 1 1/4″  Beautiful pink snowflake banded agate with open druzy lined center.

Central Arizona 5, Dome Polished Nodule
3″ x 1 3/4″ x 2″  An amazing grey and white fortification agate with snowflakes & spheres.

Clifton Peak, Unpolished Slab
1 1/2 ” x 1 1/4″ x 1/4″  Cool pink fortification agate slab with parallax & open druzy coated center.

Central Arizona 5, Face Polished Rough
3″ x 2″ x 2″  Fortification agate with euhedral quartz section and multiple colors & inclusions.

Sheep Bridge, Face Polished Rough
2 1/2″ x 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ Fortification agate with gold & purple sagenite.

Eastern Arizona, Face Polished Rough
3″ x 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″  Unusual agate filled with fortification, snowflakes, & tubes.

Sheep Bridge, Face Polished Rough
3″ x 1 1/2″  x 1″ A fantastic agate with red fortification center surrounded by sagenite.

Central Arizona 3, Unpolished Slab
4″ x 3 3/4″ x 1/4″  Fisheye agate with spherules & webbing. Closed location.

Central Arizona 2, Face Polished Endcut 
3 1/2″ x 3″ x 1″  Colorful fortification & flower agate.

Central Arizona 4, Rough Specimen 
4 1/2″ x 2″ x 2 1/2″  Interesting pseudomorph formation from a small deposit.

Brenda, Face Polished Rough
6 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ x 1 1/4″  Large piece of plume/flame seam agate with druzy pockets.

Eastern Arizona, Face Polished Rough
3 1/4″ x 1 3/8″ x 2 1/2″  Banded snowflake agate with a crystal lined open center.

Brenda, Face Polished Slab
3″ x 1 1/2″ x 1/4″  Old stock plume agate with druzy pocket.

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