Wholesale Lot: 15lbs Colorful, Polished Carnelian Agate - 9 Pieces

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This is a lot of 9 pieces of gorgeous, richly colored, polished carnelian agate from Madagascar. The specimens range from 7.7 to 3.7" wide and show a large variety of reds, oranges, browns, and even some greens and blues. This lot weighs in excess of 15 lbs.

Carnelian is a semi-precious stone consisting of an orange or orange-red variety of chalcedony/agate. It's name is believed to come from the Latin word carneus, meaning 'flesh colored'. The reddish color is due to the presence of iron oxide impurities in the silica which makes up the chalcedony.

Carnelian is one of the oldest known gemstones. It was widely used in ancient Rome to make insignia and seals for imprinting on letters or important documents because hot wax does not stick to carnelian.
9 pieces, 15+ lbs, 3.7 to 7.7" wide