5.55" Polished Red Flame Agate Slab - Mexico

This is a scorching, 5.55" slice of flame agate from Jimenez, Mexico. While not the most vibrant specimen, the richness of the darker colors is what makes it so appealing. One face has been polished to a glossy finish that allows for you to really feel the heat of the flames.

It comes with an acrylic display stand.

Agate is a variety of microcrystalline quartz (chalcedony) that displays translucence and, in some cases, banding. Agate primarily forms when silica-rich fluids fill pockets within rocks and/or fossils, depositing the silica along the walls of the rock. This process can result in banding patterns, as the compositions and impurities of these depositing fluids change over time. These banding patterns can either form as flat layers, creating linear patterns known as waterline agate, or as rounded layers, forming more common ring-like patterns. These patterns depend on the surfaces available for deposition.
Chalcedony var. Agate
Jimenez, Chihuahua, Mexico
5.55 x 3.2", .3" thick