Mexican Crazy Lace agate oval cabochon. This banded agate stone is 38mm x 27mm and has been cut into an oval shape with a thickness of 6mm. This is a spectacular stone with bands of red, pink, grey, and creams, and browns. There are also some druzy features in this stone, which is a geological term that refers to coating of fine crystals on a rock fracture surface, vein or within a geode. The back of this stone is flat.
Crazy lace agate, also known as Mexican agate, is an attractive, multi-colored agate that is patterned like a beautiful, multicolored paisley cloth. It is found in Northern Mexico in the state of Chihuahua. First documented in 1895, it wasn't until some 50 years later that these agates were discovered not far from the newly constructed highway between Ciudad Juárez and Ciudad Chihuahua. Many different types of agates are found in this region, that range in age between 38 to 44 million years old. The only exception is Mexican Crazy Lace Agate which is uniquely found in a limestone layer of Cretaceous age (90 to 65 million years old). The Crazy Lace deposit is located southwest of Villa Ahumada.
* Mexican Crazy Lace Agate.
* Oval and polished.
* Flat on the back.
* Size: 38mm x 27mm
* Thickness to top of stone is 6mm.