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Quartz var. Agate from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

 
Quartz var. Agate from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Quartz var. Agate from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

DESCRIPTION:No. 18810
Mineral:Quartz var. Agate
Locality:Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Description:Old specimen of polished agate showing the bold internal, banded growth patterns. Dates to the early days of agate mining in Brazil, when the German agate beds became exhausted forcing them to obtain agates for carving elsewhere. Ex. Westtown School (West Chester, Pa.) Collection no. 6130-33, donated by Walter M. and Alfred B. Jones (1843-?).
Overall Size:7x5x3 cm
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Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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