BRAZILIAN COLLECTOR AGATE
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
SIZE: 7 1/2" x 7"
WEIGHT: 8 lbs.
Description: Large sized Brazilian stand up nodule with
sharp fortification banding and a druse quartz pocket. A flawless
display specimen with glossy mirror polish. If you are an Agate
collector (like us), you probably know that the vast majority of
Brazilian Agate mined today is processed into slabs, paperweights
and bookends in Asia, Europe and the U.S. This material is almost
exclusivly of lower quality, as the higher quality Agates do not take
acid dyes or heat treatment as well as the lower-grade ones do. Thus,
mining operations in Brazil concentrate on obtaining only commercial
material for industrial uses and tourist markets, leaving the collector
of FINE quality Agates with little to choose from when it comes to