This wonderful cabinet sized specimen of Fire Agate gemstone rough measures 5-1/4 x 3 x 3 inches (13.5 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm) and weighs 1.34 pounds (21.5 ounces). There are internal fire agate gems visible under the chalcedony flower with multiple limonite layers also present. This specimen has a chalcedony flower formation on top, areas of translucent chalcedony with intricate geometric designs, rose colored quartz crystals, clear quartz crystals, and unique opalized coated quartz crystals present. This item is part of our personal collection and has a relatively flat base which allows for easy display.
Large intact pieces of fire agate rough are rare due to the difficulty of extracting them from the bedrock, most get broken into smaller pieces during the extraction process. This stone originates from Slaughter Mountain, Arizona, which is known for gems with intense color variations from bright reds and oranges to intense greens, purples and blues. Photographs were taken outdoors in sunlight and indoors under lights while the specimen was both dry and then also wet to simulate a polish for best display of any visible fire.