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CHI223jr Chinese Agate, Middle-Class Mine


This is a polished specimen featuring reddish orange agate with banding and a druzy center.

6.7 cm x 5.7 cm
0.38 lbs

Agates from the Middle-Class mine show a broad range of colors including red, yellow, purple, brown, blue, and black. 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 lower than the High-Class mine. The mines have been closed since 2016 and agate collecting has been prohibited, so any rough or specimens are much less common to obtain.