|Kazakhstan Maiskoje 1|
|Very nice agate from the Maiskoje deposit in Kazakhstan. Central Asia.
these are an unusual type of thunderegg. showing some waterl level and fortification banding .
Most of these agates have the weight marked on them for kilograms (kg)
they are also pictured wet unless specified.
So this beauty is 5.3 kilograms or 11.66 pounds.
|Nice colorful Maiskoje agate.
Some minor fractures.
These agates were digged at the time of the USSR.
They had been sitting in an unknown warehouse since the 1980's
I had the oppurtunity to visit this warehouse in remote place of Ural mountains.
This is a good one !
1.8 kgs or 4 lbs.
|Unfractured big agate. Minimal amount of rhyolite matrix on this one.
The weight is 4.5 kgs or 9.9 lbs.
Full skin on backside
Classic agate structure.
|Another fine specimen from the steppe of central Asia.
Quartz crystals have grown very tightly together thus being very translucent. Also very little of the typical thunderegg rhyolite burden.
|Big Blue banded beauty
thes agates have been painstakenly transported, cut, transported again and again before entering USA.
this large example is very nice, and very solid.
full skin backside.
5 kgs or 11 lbs