Crazy Lace Agate Unpolished Slab | Mexico
Unpolished Slab dimensions: 8" x 4.25" at widest, x nearly .5" width
Featuring intricate banding patterns and druze pockets. Unpolished but sealed to protect specimen.
Crazy lace agate (also known as Mexican Agate) is a banded chalcedony (microcrystalline quartz) that's infused with iron and aluminum and is often brightly colored and complexly patterned. This produces the creamy browns, blacks, greys and golds (and occasional pinks or reds) swirled together in this stone. This stone is found exclusively within the area known as Chihuahua, in Northern Mexico.
Crazy Lace Agate History
Crazy lace agate is younger in comparison to many other minerals on Earth. Crazy lace agate is believed to have been formed during the Cretaceous Period, about 65-90 million years ago. There is evidence this agate was worn as an amulet by the earliest inhabitants of Mexico for endurance and courage in battle.