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BCR409 Black Skin Agate

BCR409 Black Skin Agate


  • Here’s a new item, really neat Black Skin Agate from India. It appears to be solid for cutting and cabbing.
  • A great rock for cutting and any lapidary project.
  • This particular specimen measures 5″ x 3 3/4″ x 2 7/8″, 5 3/8″ x 4 1/4″ x 3″ and weighs nearly 5 3/4 pounds.
  • Included a picture of a polished Black Skin Agate to give an idea of what you might find. However, there is no guarantee so this is a rock for the adventurous soul.

MOHS hardness scale of  6.5 – 7

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Agate from India comes in a variety of types in Blackskin, Whiteskin or Yellowskin. The most popular are those containing moss. Most of the moss agate, (called suabhaji), comes from the Bud-Kotra area in Morvi in the area around Khambat (“Camaby”) in Gujarat Province, India. They are usually found buried about 2 feet under the surface and must be dug up. When cut and finished they take an excellent polish. The agate is normally clear or clouded with inclusions of dark-green or red-brown moss.

Additional information

Weight5.75 lbs
Dimensions7 × 7 × 4 in

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