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3.34 in Large Long Cut Red Vein Agate Slab - Morocco

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3.34 in Large Long Cut Red Vein Agate Slab - Morocco
$65.00

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Vein Agate
Cut into a large slab

Kerrouchene, Morocco

Agate : 3.34 x 1.61 in

1 inch = 2.54 cm

Rather than the traditional strip cut on the seam of agate, I cut this piece down the long center to expose a larger face with wide bands of agate.

We collected these agates in late 2014, they have been cut and polished by us at AETC!
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The wonderful and varied agates from central Morocco are found in the small rural village of Kerrouchene (also spelled Kerrouchen). The region itself is well known for apple farms and scenic rolling hills, which are still farmed in the same fashion as hundreds of years ago - using animals and manual labor. The “seam” or “vein” agates formed in textbook fashion along the triangular intersections within an ancient basalt formation. In contrast, the nodule agates are collected out of the apple farm fields themselves and come up with every mule push through the fields in the low valleys, indicating pockets or voids that were filled in in a separate action.
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