New Mexico

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 New Mexico, most of which I personally field collected.  The pieces that come from public locations are named, all others are from private locations.  Specimens that are unpolished are shown wet to better show their colors.

When collecting in New Mexico I tend to focus on finding fortification, snowflake, and tube agates.

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!

Apache Creek, Unpolished Specimen
5 1/2″ x 4″ x 1″  Tube agate formation.

Apache Creek, Face Polished Nodule
4″ x 3 1/2″ x 3″  Fortification & tube agate.

Apache Creek, Face Polished
2″ x 1″ x 3″  Druzy covered double agate tubes.

Baker Ranch, Polished Slab
3 1/4″ x  2 1/4″ x 1/4″  Fortification agate with chromatography.

Apache Creek, Face Polished Nodule
2 1.2″ x 1 1/2″ x 2″  Fortification pattern & spherules suspended in agate.

Reserve, Rough Slab
3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ x 1/4″  Plume agate.

Apache Creek, Face Polished Nodule
2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 2″  Fortification pattern with snowflakes & parallax.

Baker Ranch, Face Polished Thunderegg
  3″ x  1 1/4″ x 1 1/2″  Fortification agate with chromatography.

Apache Creek, Face Polished Seam Agate
  3″ x  2″ x 1 1/2″  Plume agate.

Apache Creek, Face Polished Nodule
3″ x 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″  Fortification, snowflake, & waterline agate.

Apache Creek, Unpolished Slab
4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ x 1/4″  Fortification with tube cut as a bullseye.

Apache Creek, Face Polished Heel
7″ x 2″ x 1″  Fortification, snowflake, & tube agate.

Reserve, End Dome Polished
2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ x 4″  Plume agate.

Carlisle, Face Polished Slab
4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ x 1/4″  Plume agate.

Baker Ranch, Face Polished Thunderegg
3″ x 3″ x 3″  Geode with stalactites.

Apache Creek, Face Polished Nodule
3″ x 1 1/2″ x 1 1/4″  Fortification agate with unusual pink color from this location.

Apache Dendritic Rhyolite, Polished Slab
8″ x 8″ x 1/4″  Dendritic rhyolite with nice maroon plumes.

Amethyst Scepter Quartz Crystal, Specimen
4″ x 2 1/2″ x 1 1/4″  Lovely amethyst quartz scepter crystal from Brushy Mountain.

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