Australia

Included here are examples of agates that I feel are a pretty good variety of materials that can be collected throughout Australia.  All of the pieces in this section I have either bought, traded for, or received as gifts from friends – most notably my great fossicking buddy Darren Jones. Specimens that are unpolished are shown wet to better show their colors. And yes, the colors are real.

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!

Australian Agate

Agate Creek, Face Polished Nodule
2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″  Fortification agate with parallax.

Queensland, Unpolished Endcut
5 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ x 2″  Fantastic large piece of petrified wood with an open crystal-lined pocket.

Agate Creek, Tumble Polished
1 1/2″ x 1″ x 1″  Beautiful polished agate filled with lots of well-defined eyes.

Agate Creek, Face Polished Nodule
2 1/2″ x 1 1/4″ x 1″  Fortification agate in bold colors of white and dark blue.

Agate Creek, Face Polished Nodule
3 1/2″ x 1 1/4″ x 1″  Fortification agate with strong parallax and euhedral quartz crystal center.

Agate Creek, Face Polished Nodule
3 1/2″ x 1 1/4″ x 1″  Fortification agate with euhedral quartz crystal center in colors of red and white.

Agate Creek, Face Polished Nodule
2 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ x 1″  Fortification and waterline agate.

Queensland, Unpolished Rough
5″ x 3 1/4″ x 2 1/8″  This is a very cool piece of rare petrified tree fern with small druzy vugs.

Agate Creek, Dome Polished Nodule
3 1/2″ x 2″ x 2 1/2″  Unusually large agate in matrix with inclusions.

Agate Creek, Face Polished Nodule
2″ x 1″ x 1″  Pretty fortification agate in shades of pink and pale orange-red.

Western Auastralia, Unpolished Slab
6″ x 2 1/2″ x 1/4″  Beautiful banded onyx with lacy patterns & tight banding.

Western Australia, Unpolished Slab
3 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ x 1/4″  Quality Variscite with ribbon bands.

Agate Creek, Face Polished Nodule
2″ x 2″ x 1 1/2″  Banded agate with quartz crystal center.

Western Australia, Unpolished Slab
5″ x 3 1/2″ x 1/4″  Opalite in shades of gold & green with delicate black dendrites.

Agate Creek, Face Polished Nodule
2 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″  Red, white, & blue banded agate with strong parallax.

Western Australia, Unpolished Slab
4 1/2″ x 2″ x 1/4″  Beautiful citron green chrysoprase with inclusions.

Wave Hill, Face Polished Nodule
3 1/4″ x 1″ x 1 1/4″  Fortification agate with euhedral quartz.

Wave Hill, Face Polished Nodule
2 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″  Lacy banded agate with eyes.

Agate Creek, Unpolished Slab
3″ x 2″ x 1/4″  Banded agate with unusual checked pattern in the banding.

Hart’s Range, Lattice Sunstone
3/4″ x 1/2″ x 1/4″  Beautiful and rare sunstone with lattice effect.

Agate Creek, Unpolished Endcut
4″ x 3″ x 1/2″  Uncommon large tube agate.

Agate Creek, Unpolished Slab
3 3/4″ x 3″ x 1/4″  A gorgeous, unusually large, multicolor slab that looks like a parrot head. 

New South Wales, Unpolished Slab
4 1/2″ x 4″ x 1/4″  Fantastic dark pink rhodonite slab. A wonderful gift from my dear friend Darren Jones.

Wave Hill, Face Polished Nodule
2″ x 2″ x 1 1/2″  Fortification agate with inclusions.

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