12.3" Purple, Sparkly Botryoidal Grape Agate - Indonesia

This is a stunning, sparkling purple grape agate specimen from Sulawesi, Indonesia. It shows deep-purple chalcedony formations and a botryoidal structure from which it earned its name. This top quality specimen would make a wonderful addition to any mineral collection.

It displays nicely on a flat surface without the need for a display stand.

Grape agate is the name given to a purple botryoidal form of chalcedony found in the Batu Manakarra mining district on Indonesia's Sulawesi Island. It forms in clusters that often resemble bunches of small grapes, and colors can range from pale to deep purple and even green. Some specimens can be quite sparkly due to minute quartz crystal growing on the spheres. Grape agate is a relatively new material on the market, first exported from Indonesia around 2015.
Quartz var. Chalcedony
Batu Manakarra Mining District, Sulawesi, Indonesia
12.3 x 6.5 x 3.8"