• Agate - LSA2.50

Agate - LSA2.50

Lake Superior Agate (with Polished Face)

4.5" x 3.5" x 3" / 2.5 lbs

The Lake Superior agate is noted for its rich red, orange, and yellow coloring. This color scheme is caused by the oxidation of iron. Iron leached from rocks provided the pigment that gives the gemstone its beautiful array of color. The concentration of iron and the amount of oxidation determine the color within or between an agate's bands. There can also be white, grey, black and tan strips of color as well. This rarely found large peeler contains crystal impressions and has a polished face with a quartz eye surrounded by fine banding. Copper Base Sold Separately.