Longing for the colorful days of autumn yet? Well this gorgeous stone is one of the most uniquely colored agates we've cut in quite some time. Orange, yellow and other fall color patterns combine to make a festive and beautiful agate nodule. I've been into my secret stash to produce a few more agates and one of them was this amazing beauty! It's a full pattern nodule with some of the most impressive and unusual combinations of colors and bands you'll ever find in a Condor. The richly colored bands are deep and opaque and the color looks good in all light conditions (agates will always look different depending on the light source used due to their translucence and mineral inclusions). It's a true full pattern half nodule, with a nearly full skin husk on the exterior. It's a true collector show piece polished to a perfect mirror finish!
NOTE: At the time of publication, the matching mate half to this nodule is also being listed in a separate eBay offering.
We've been working for a little over a year now on the large shipment of Condor agates we purchased directly from the miner and have been busy working on in the shop ever since. This has been a very exciting time for us and all that anticipation was well worth it! We've had the pleasure of cutting and polishing some truly beautiful agates, and we're pleased to be able to share some of the fabulous results with all you collectors on eBay!
Condor agate is a relatively new discovery made in the Patagonia region of Argentina just this decade. There is a single miner who makes expeditions into this remote area on horseback to collect the agate over a vast region. The agate is some of the most colorful to be found anywhere. Colors are dominated by reds and dark carnelian that fades to black but can include colors ranging from yellow to green to blue and even purple.
This large half nodule has really interesting stuff going on inside it. There's more subtle color patterns than words can describe. It's a gorgeous stone with a really pleasing formation hidden inside. It's very solid and it took a beautiful polish. Large, complete pattern half nodules like this are by far the most valuable to collectors and one this colorful is sure to be a prized specimen in any collection.
This is a nice Condor that's been polished to a liquid perfect, gem quality finish to show it off properly. Our feedback file is full of folks who are simply amazed at the care we take in producing the finest polish a stone can produce - a detail the camera simply can't capture!
This is a nice size 0.18 lb. nodule specimen that measures about 3" across the polished face.
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