Agate is a translucent variety of microcrystalline quartz. Agate generally forms by the deposition of silica from groundwater in hollow cavities of volcanic rocks. The coloration of agates is due to other minerals present in the silica.
The agates from Brazil are mined from decomposed volcanic ash and basalt from the late Permian age (248-275 million years old) around Rio Grande do Sul. These agates can be very colorful and polish beautifully.
Christmas is rapidly approaching. For US customers there is still time to place orders and have them arrive in time for x-mas. For International customers only expensive, expedited shipping methods will be able to get them there in time.
While we are continuing to get most orders shipped out within 1-2 business days we CANNOT guarantee any delivery times. Delivery delays are very common this time of year as shipping volumes increase. We have no control over these delays.
The dates below are the cutoffs based on carrier provided transit times.
UPS Ground: Friday, Dec 14th
USPS First Class: Tuesday, Dec 18th
USPS Priority: Wednesday, Dec 19th
UPSP Priority Express: Thursday, Dec 20th
These are based on all US locations, it may be possible to receive shipments faster to areas of the country closer to are warehouse. Please contact us if you have any questions.