Other Countries

Included here are examples of agates and jaspers that I feel are a pretty good variety of materials that can be collected throughout the world other than Brazil, Mexico, Morocco, and Australia.  All of the pieces in this section I have either bought, traded for, or received as gifts from friends.  Specimens that are unpolished are shown wet to better show their colors.

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.


Indonesia, Rough Specimen
5″ x 2 1/2″ x 2 1/4″  Beautiful purple botroydial Grape Agate.

Argentina, Rough Slab
3 1/2″ x 1 1/4″ x 1/4″  Beautifully colored bands in an old stock angular agate.

India, Face Polished Nodule
3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 2″  Blackskin fortification agate with dendrites.

Turkey, Face Cut Rough
4″ x 3 1/2″ x 3″  Stick/Needle agate in a carnelian background.

Argentina, Face Polished Slab
3 1/4″ x 2″ x 1/4″  This is a beautiful, very gemmy slice of Rhodochrosite.

Peru, Face Polished Nodule
2 1/2″ x 2″ x 2″  Banded Inca agate with druzy center.

Quarry Juchem, Germany, Face Polished Nodule
3 1/4″ x 2″ x 1 1/2″  Banded agate, mined over 20 years ago. A lovely gift from Hannes Holzmann.

Dominican Republic, Face Cut Rough
3 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ Larimar is a rare blue variety of the silicate mineral pectolite found only in the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean.

Sumatra, Face Polished Nodule
2 1/2″ x 1 1/4″ x 2″  Fortification agate with inclusions.

China, River Tumbled Agate
2 3/8″ x 1 5/8″ x 3//4″  A colorful Rain Flower agate with eyes & banding.

Kozlov, Czech Republic, Face Polished Nodule
1 1/4″ x 1″ x 3//4″  Banded agate, a thoughtful gift from Joshua LeCram Ritter.

Africa, Face Polished Nodule
2″ x 1 1/2″ x 1 1/4″  Botswana agate with little tubes.

Africa, Face Polished Nodule
3″ x 3″ x 2″  Richly colored Botswana banded agate.

Scotland, Face Polished Nodule
1 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ x 3/4″  Banded agate with intense parallax. A gift from my dear friend Alex Cooper.

India, Face Polished Nodule
3″ x 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″  Unusual banded agate with very strong parallax & tubes.

Guatemala, Unpolished Slab
4 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ x 1/4″  Pretty & colorful slice of rhodonite.

Chile, Unpolished Slab
4″ x 3 3/4″ x 1/4″  A recent find (2018) of brightly colored rhyolite with beautiful veining. Also known as Jungle Cammo.

Africa, Face Polished Nodule
2″ x 2″ x 1/2″  Beautifully colored Malawi fortification agate with euhedral quartz center.

Turkey, Unpolished Slab
4″ x 3 1/2″ x 1/4″  Great hollow sticks/needles in this pretty carnelian colored, translucent agate.

Canada, Unpolished Painted Slab
4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ x 1/4″  This is a slab of Ocean Wave agate that was beautifully hand painted many years ago by an elderly lady artist in Quartzsite, AZ.

Turkey, Unpolished Slab
4″ x 3 1/2″ x 1/4″  Great sharp sticks/needles in this pretty agate.

Scotland, Unpolished Endcut
2 3/4″ x 2″ x 1/4″  A pretty piece of agate from my good friend Alex Cooper. It is included here mainly for the colors, as it is badly fractured.

Russia, Unpolished Slab
4 1/4″ x 2 5/8″ x 1/4″  Nice dark purple Charoite slab.

Uruguay, Polished Specimen
1 5/8″ x 1 5/8″ x 1 1/4″  Pretty stalactite with quartz surround.