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[Source] Banded Agate


#1

Does anyone have a source for banded agate? I am especially
interested in finding the type that can be carved to make cameos.

Thank you.


#2

The best material comes out of Idar-Oberstein, Germany. Try Herbert
Klein or Hans Deiter Haag. I believe both have web sites.

Sali Mel
Casmira Gems


#3

I have banded agate, mostly gray and white and could supply you with
rough or slabs.

Steve Howard
www.prudentmanagate.com


#4

Annabel,

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.

Steve


#5

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.

Teri
Silver & Cameo Heritage Jewelry
www.corneliusspick.com