I have slabs of Red and Gray Crazy Lace "A g a t e."
What I consider Top Grade Crazy Lace Agate, is Transparent /
Translucent, yet the slabs still show all the wonderful crazy lace
In other words, when a slab is held up to any dim or bright light
source, the light can easily be seen through the slab, as well as,
my fingers can be seen through the opposite side of the slab.
Other slabs of Crazy Lace material I have are NOT transparent, nor
translucent. They simply show the great patterns, but have little to
NO light transference through the slabs. Technically, these types of
no light transference slabs, should be called Crazy Lace Jasper, not
But, old habits die hard and very few people, myself included, will
change the name appropriately, when faced with slabs showing any
light transference or not.
Bottom line, if light is not able to transfer itself through, let's
say....oh...approximately a 1/4 inch slice / slab, of any material
in question, then it ain't agate : )
Hope my opinion helps