Lapidary & Collector Slabs
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: This is a very colorful piece of fortification/lace agate that comes from Mexico. There are colors of red, yellow, & white running throughout and an open druzy pocket. There is some pitting to cut around, but the black lines appear to be healed fractures. This material will cut a couple of very attractive cabs.
4 5/8″ x 1 1/2″ 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″
Slab: This is a large slab of Apache Gold consisting of bright gold colored chalcopyrite and arsenopyrite in a black schist found only in Jerome, AZ. It is also known as Healer’s Gold in the metaphysical community. This piece could be cut many times for plenty of fantastic cabs.
6″ x 2 1/2″ x 1/4″
Slab: This material is a mineralized quartz that includes many different minerals such as arsenopyrite, galena, silver, chalcopyrite, chrysocolla, and other metals. This material cuts very pretty metallic cabs, and after cutting, please be sure to wash your hands as this material does contain galena.
4″ x 2 1/8″ x 1/4″