Included here are great lapidary slabs and endcuts 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 slab of Agate Creek banded agate is an uncommon large size from Australia and features multiple fortification patterns in a variety of colors. There is one small druzy vug on the back side, and this is a truly awesome slab that will cut some really beautiful and distinctive cabs.
3” x 2” x 1/4”
Slab: This is a very nice, old stock thunderegg slab of filament moss agate from Oregon. It is a nice solid piece with great rising thread-like patterns surrounded by shadowy outlines in a translucent background that will cut quite a few really awesome cabs! There’s a couple of old cab marks on the face.
4″ x 3″ x 1/4″
Slab: This is a very desirable slab of fortification/included agate from Kentucky. The piece features multiple lacy patterns around the edges in a pretty pastel colors and a section of euhedral quartz in the center. This will cut a few really nice designer cabs!
3 3/4″ x 2 1/8″ x 1/4″
Slab: This is a really nice slab of translucent banded/dendritic agate from Montana. There are a couple of faint old cab pencil marks on the face and it has a subtle turtleback effect when backlit. This is a solid slab and will cut a few stellar cabs!
3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ x 3/16″ (slightly thin)
Slab: This is a terrific piece of El Rincon red, white, orange & blue/grey fortification/lace agate from Mexico. This piece has an open central vug lined with small druzy crystals. There is small fracture running near the left side as seen in the photo. This is a great piece for cutting a few outstanding cabs!
3 3/8″ x 2 1/2″ x 1/4″