7.3" Agua Nueva Stunning Agate Slab - Chihuahua, Mexico

This is a 7.3" wide slab of gorgeous Agua Nueva agate from Chihuahua, Mexico. It has been polished to a mirror finish on both sides revealing amazing colors and patterns. There are also some small pockets of sparkling druzy quartz crystals present. This is an unusual opportunity to own some of the rarer agate material on the market.

An acrylic display stand will be included with this specimen. The last photo shows the agate backlit with a light behind it.

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 rock and/or fossils, resulting in deposition of the silica along the walls of the rock. This process can result in banding patterns as the composition and impurities of the fluids change over time. These banding patterns can either form as flat layers or rounded layers, depending on the surfaces available for deposition.
Quartz var. Agate
Agua Nueva Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico
7.3 x 6", .3" wide