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CHI105jr Chinese Agate, Middle-Class Mine


This specimen features red, light blue, dark blue, and pale orange agate.

3 cm x 2.2 cm x 2 cm
1.0 oz

Agates from the Middle-Class mine show a broader range of colors including red, yellow, purple, brown, blue, and black. They are known for showing strong concentric banding, chromatography and often contain spherulites. Agates from the Middle-Class mine also often contain druzy pockets with hematite and calcite crystals. Agates from this mine also contain a higher percentage of heat and stress fractures from the mining process and are considered less desirable so the prices tend to be more reasonable.