Included here are great lapidary slabs perfect for cabochon cutting. We have made every effort to pick high quality, colorful, solid, well-patterned slabs at every price range that will cut great designer cabochons. Many slabs are from well known locations and others are from more rare locales. Slab prices are determined by size, rarity, quality of color and pattern, and stability.
Slabs are measured by widest points across the face, horizontally and vertically, and by thickness. Most slabs are generally 1/4″ thick, and and they will be noted if they vary from that measurement. Any obvious fractures or imperfections will be noted in the description. The translucent slabs may appear lighter or slightly different in color from the originals due to reflected light when lit. All slabs are very lightly oiled with baby oil to better show their colors. Enjoy!
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Slab: Silver ore in quartz from Arizona. This ore includes many different minerals such as pyrite, galena, and chalcopyrite, and is beautiful metallic cutting material. After cutting, please be sure to wash your hands as this material does contain galena.
4 1/4″ x 2 1/8″ x 1/4″
WT: 65.2 grams
Slab: Silver ore in quartz from Arizona. This ore includes many different minerals such as pyrite, galena, and chalcopyrite, and is beautiful metallic cutting material. This piece does have a couple of fine fractures to cut around or fill. After cutting, please be sure to wash your hands as this material does contain galena.
2 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ x 1/4″
WT: 47.5 grams
Slab: Two nice pieces of Lightning Chrysocolla from Mexico. These cut really pretty cabs!
1 1/2″ x 7/8″ x 1/4″
3 1/2″ x 1 1/8″ x 1/4″
Slab: This is a great piece of Australian Noreena Jasper. It has bold patterns in red and gold, and is a very solid piece for some really colorful cabs!
5 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ x 1/4″
Slab: This is a sweet piece of Ruby in Fuschite. This material cuts very attractive cabs, but it is soft with a Mohs hardness of 2 – 3, so you will need to stabilize it for cutting. There are some saw marks on this piece.
4 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ x 1/4″
Slab: This is an awesome and uncommon piece of marcasite in agate that comes from a rare location in Malibu, California. There is a little pitting to fill or cut around, but there’s a couple of great cabs in this piece!
2 1/2″ x 2″ x 1/4″
Slab: From an old collection, this slab has interesting little line patterns in a background of tan, peach, and brown. I believe it is petrified wood from Nevada and it has a couple fine fractures near the bottom edge to cut around.
3″ x 2 1/2″ x 1/4″
Slab: This is a Wonderstone slab from Nevada with beautiful striped patterns in colors of gold, orange-yellow, white, & maroon. This is a very solid slab from an old collection and there is an old cabbers mark on the face as seen in the photo. This piece will cut some really vibrant cabs!
4″ x 2 1/8″ x 1/4″
Slab: This is a beautiful piece of colorful agate from Burro Creek, Arizona. There are areas of mossy webbing and black dendrites and a cool vein of translucent agate. There is a little fracturing to fill or cut around, but the cabs you get will be very distinctive.
4 1/4″ x 3″ x 1/4″