Fantan Agate

Fantan Agate

We purchase this material many years ago from an old rock shop near Tucson, Arizona.  The rock shop closed many years ago.

The material was labeled “Fantan Agate”.  We have never been able to find any other information concerning this agate.  It appears to be a type of stromatolite.

We would be grateful to anyone that can provide any more information about this beautiful material.

Amethyst Lace Agate

Amethyst Lace Agate

This material comes from Mexico.  This Amethyst Lace Agate came from a very old collection and is now quite difficult to obtain.

It is quite lovely with bands of pink and purple.

There is another material that is not nearly as beautiful or as high a quality that goes by the same or similar name however they are two completely different types material.

If you’re fortunate enough to find any of this beautiful material you may wish to purchase it before it’s all but gone.

Amethyst Lace Agate Amethyst Lace Agate

Amethyst Lace Agate

Holley (Holly) Blue Agate

Holley (Holly) Blue Agate

Holley Blue Agate, often referred to as Holly Blue Agate, comes from a location in Oregon that is now posted “No Trespassing” on private land.

Because this beautiful material can no longer be obtained it has become quite expensive reaching several hundred dollars a pound for good material.

Although it is called “Blue Agate”, it is most often more purple or violet in color rather than blue as it’s name would imply.

Holley Blue Agate

Mexican Crazy Lace Agate

Mexican Crazy Lace Agate

Mexican Crazy Lace Agate is found in Northern Mexico in the state of Chihuahua.

The agate contains wonderful banding as the name would imply with colors of grey, yellow, red, orange and even blue.

Mexican Crazy Lace Agate has historically been an inexpensive beautiful agate that has gained some popularity in recent years leading to an increase in price as the demand has increased.

Mexican Crazy Lace Agate Mexican Crazy Lace Agate

Agua Nueva Agate

First mined in the 1970’s Agua Nueva Agate comes from a location about 20 miles south of the Agua Nueva Ranch which is about an hour north of Chihuahua, Mexico. This beautiful agate was mined less then 40 miles from the location where Laguna Agate was mined.

Although Agua Nueva Agate can have many colors the main colors are lavender, pink, purple, white, orange, red and gold.