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|Quartz var. Agate
|Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
|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-?).
|For reference only
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