Fire Agate, Slaughter Mountain
Mined at Slaughter Mountain, AZ. The mine is located on San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation, and can only be mined using traditional Apache collecting methods. Only tribe members are permitted to mine, and no blasting or heavy machinery is allowed. Usually, Fire Agate is found in rhyolite that makes it pretty easy to remove the agate, but at Slaughter Mountain the matrix is less yielding , which makes it more like trying to get the fire agate out like that of chipping a glass bottle out of cement.
75 piece lot (about 4 lbs)