This material was sold to us as Powell Butte Moss Agate but as you can see from the image there is no moss so we just call it Powell Butte 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.
Known for it’s beautiful red plumes, Carey Plume Agate is now considered an “extinct” agate.
Carey Plume Agate is one of the most highly sought after agates both for lapidaries and collectors. This beautiful agate came from the Carey Ranch near Prineville, Oregon.
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.
While Wind River Agate from Wyoming is famous for it’s iris agate, this Wind River Agate has some great dendrites.
Most locations in Utah where this beautiful fossilized coral can be found are on private claims however there are a few locations where this beautiful gemstone can still be collected.
Due to its wonderful red coloration, Utah Red Horn Coral is a great gemstone to use as an alternative to the delicate red coral that is found in our oceans today.
This unique agate comes from Wyoming. The black agate encases small fossilized snails which makes beautiful cabochons and lapidary slabs.
The fossilized snails found in Turritella Agate are actually Elimia tenera and not Turritella at all.
St. Johns Flower Agate comes from an indian reservation in Arizona. The tribal tribal elders have closed the area to collecting making this beautiful agate a rare find at gem shows or rock shops.
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.
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.
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.
This beautiful rare old Nyedigger Plume Agate is from Central Oregon.
The material is no longer collected from the private ranch dig location. Nyedigger Plume Agate features beautiful white plumes in a clear agate.