Arizona

Included here are examples of agates that I feel are a pretty good cross-section of some of the better varieties of material that can be found in the state of Arizona.  The pieces that come from public locations are named, all others are from private locations.  Most of my Arizona locations I discovered myself after many hours of research and long miles of hiking to remote areas. Sorry to say I now choose to keep them private since I have learned the hard way about trusting certain agate collectors with my hard-earned locations. Specimens that are unpolished are shown wet to better show their colors.

When collecting in Arizona I tend to focus on finding fortification agate in colors of pink and purple – my most favorite type of agates to collect!

New pictures will be added in no particular order. Hopefully, as the gallery grows, all you crazy agate lovers out there will find my collection as interesting and beautiful as I do. Periodically I will include pieces that aren’t agate or jasper, but are noteworthy enough in their own way to be included here.

Enjoy!

Central Arizona, Face Polished Nodule
2 1/2″ x 2″ x 1″  Plume agate.

Central Arizona, Face Polished Nodule
2″ x 2″ x 1 1/2″  Fortification and sagenite.

Central Arizona, Face Polished Nodule
1 1/2″ x 1 1/4″ x 3/4″  Fortification agate with parallax.

Central Arizona, Face Polished Nodule
3″ x 1 3/4″ x 1 1/2″  Fortification, tubes, & plumes.

Mulligan Peak, Face Polished Nodule
1 3/4″ x 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″  Fortification agate with druzy center.

Muggins Mountains, Face Polished Slab
3 3/4″ x  2 1/2″ x 1/4″  Thunderegg with sagenite. Closed location.

Central Arizona, Face Polished Nodule
3″ x 1 1/4″ x 1 1/2″  Crystal lined druzy pocket with inclusions & fortification. Closed location.

Eastern Arizona, Face Polished Seam Agate
3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″  Fortification with snowflakes.

Southern Arizona, Face Polished Seam Agate
4″ x 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″  Seam agate with inclusions.

Mulligan Peak, Face Polished Nodule
2 1/4″ x   2″ x 1 1/2″  Fortification agate with snowflakes.

Central Arizona, Face Polished Nodule
3 1/2″ x 3″ x 3″  Banded agate.

Duncan, Face Polished Nodule
1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 1 1/4″  Snowflake banded agate with druzy center.

Central Arizona, Dome Polished Nodule
3″ x 1 3/4″ x 2″  Fortification agate with snowflakes & spheres.

Clifton Peak, Unpolished Slab
1 1/2 ” x 1 1/4″ x 1/4″  Banded agate slab with parallax & open druzy coated center.

Central Arizona, Face Polished Amygdule
3″ x 2″ x 2″  Fortification agate.

Sheep Bridge, Face Polished Nodule
2 1/2″ x 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ Fortification agate with gold & purple sagenite.

Eastern Arizona, Face Polished Nodule
3″ x 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″  Fortification, snowflakes, & tube agate.

Sheep Bridge, Face Polished Nodule
3″ x 1 1/2″  x 1″ Red fortification and sagenite agate.

Bagdad, Rough Slab
4″ x 3 3/4″ x 1/4″  Agate with spherules & webbing. Closed location.

Central Arizona, Face Polished Nodule
3 1/2″ x 3″ x 1″  Colorful fortification & flower agate.

Central Arizona, Pseudomorphs
4 1/2″ x 2″ x 2 1/2″  Interesting pseudomorph formation.

Brenda, Face Polished Rough
6 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ x 1 1/4″  Plume/flame seam agate with druzy pockets.

Eastern Arizona, Face Polished Nodule
3 1/4″ x 1 3/8″ x 2 1/2″  Banded snowflake agate with a crystal lined open center.

Brenda, Face Polished Slab
3″ x 1 1/2″ x 1/4″  Old stock plume agate with druzy pocket.

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