Does anyone have a source for banded agate? I am especially
interested in finding the type that can be carved to make cameos.
The best material comes out of Idar-Oberstein, Germany. Try Herbert
Klein or Hans Deiter Haag. I believe both have web sites.
I have banded agate, mostly gray and white and could supply you with
rough or slabs.
I tried cutting some of the material I thought would work for cameos
and there is not enough contrast between the bands. I will keep my
eyes open on my prospecting trips.
I have also not found agate first cut properly in slab so I can
carve into layers and two that has enough contrast. The layers are
very thin at times…will keep searching too.
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