Mexico Agates Page 2
Included here are examples of agates that I feel are a pretty good variety of materials that can be collected from Mexico. All of the pieces in this section I have either bought, sold, traded for, or received as gifts from friends. 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.
Starburst Jasper, Unpolished Slab
5 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ x 1/4″ Cool firework-like bursts against a background of dark brown jasper.
Laguna, Face Ppolished Slab
3 1/2″ x 1 1/4″ x 1/4″ A beautiful, crazy slab filled with a couple different kinds of sagenite plus other inclusions in purple agate.
Luna, Unpolished Slab
4 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ x 1/4″ Another slightly different Luna agate with puffy off-white balls.
Rhodochrosite, Unpolished Rough
3 1/4″ x 3″ x 1 3/4″ Pretty pink rhodochrosite with crystals showing.
Lace Agate, Unpolished Slab
4 1/2″ x 4″ x 1/4″ Agate slab filled with lacy tubes & small fortifications.
Sagenite Agate, Face Polished Rough
3″ x 3″ x 1 3/4″ Great sprays of sagenite with an open crystal lined pocket & banding.
Peanut Obsidian, Unpolished Slab
4″ x 4″ x 1/4″ This material is popularly referred to as peanut obsidian, although it is actually a spherulitic perlite.
Parselas, Unpolished Slab
3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ x 1/4″ Beautiful dark purple banded agate.
Sagenite Agate, Face Polished Nodule
3″ x 2 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ Thick, furry-looking sagenite fills this nodule around a blue agate center.
Brecciated Agate, Unpolished Slab
4 1/2″ x 4″ x 1/4″ Agate slab filled with breccia & pink druzy pockets, often referred to as “Cotton Candy” agate.
Laguna Agate, Polished Half Nodule
2″ x 2″ x 3/4″ Agate nodule filled with small fortifications, dendrites & other inclusions.
Leopardskin Jasper, Unpolished Slab
4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ x 1/4″ A pretty slab filled with red & brown orbs in a cream/grey background.
Imperial Jasper, Unpolished Slab
5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ x 1/4″ A colorful slab featuring unusual patterns & an open euhedral quartz section.
Pseudomorph Agate, Polished Half Nodule
2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ x 3/4″ Coyamito agate filled pretty pink pseudomorph tubes.
Royal Aztec Lace Agate, Unpolished Slab
4 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ x 1/4″ Purple agate slab filled with lots of lacy tubes.
Iris Agate, Polished Half Nodule
1 3/4″ x 1 1/8″ x 1″ Iris agate is rare enough when it’s viewed through a thin slice, but even rarer is being able to see the Iris in this half agate nodule.
Fortification Agate, Unpolished Slab
3 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ x 1/4″ A cool agate slab with one of the most extreme types of chromatography I’ve ever seen.
Wave Dolomite, Unpolished Slab
4 3/4″ x 4″ x 1/4″ A nice example of Wave Dolomite patterns with agate across the top.