Item# A-199


Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

SIZE: 7 1/2" x 7"             WEIGHT: 8 lbs. 

PRICE: $125.00

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 Brazil.