Sunday, December 27, 2020

Scarce Agates just in!

 Ironstone's Heritage Museum has just received a nice little collection of scarce Puma Agates.  These little lovelies show a great range of color and patterns. They are being listed at $10 - $15 each.  They range in size from 3 cm - 5 cm.

If you are not familiar with Agates they are common rock formations primarily consisting of chalcedony and quartz. They are primarily formed within volcanic and metamorphic rocks.  The Puma agates of Argentina claim their discovery date in the late 1990's although agates in general date back to ancient Greece where they were used in jewelry and in the seal stones of Greek warriors. Our rock expert, Mr. Mike Hunerlach, has told us that Puma agates are becoming quite scarce pushing the prices up significantly.  

Here are a few photos of some of the little lovelies that now grace our shelves. If you see one that interests you, give us a call for more information. 

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