Sowbelly Agate / Vein Amethyst / Creede Colorado Amethyst

Sowbelly Agate, Vein Amethyst, Creede Colorado Amethyst

Sowbelly agate is beautifully banded, translucent purple amethyst and white chalcedony with dendritic native silver. This material comes from the Last Chance Mine in Creede, Colorado, a closed silver mine. The sowbelly agate was the “trash rock” of the mine. The agate may consist of micro-crystalline amethyst or small crystals and druzy pockets. Sowbelly is another name for bacon and is named because the banding looks a little like purple and white bacon.

If you like this product you may also like Utah bacon opal or bog agate.

Please enlarge and view the photographs for more detailed views. Shown wet to simulate polish. As with all natural rock, there may be fractures or pits to seal or work around. This material has a lot of pits and druzy cavities between the layers. Each slab has the approximate dimensions listed. I use the longest and widest point and the thinnest, it’s not averaged.

We have worked hard with the lighting and the settings on the camera so that the colors are very accurate. Individual settings may affect color viewing on various devices and I cannot predict what your device will do, but on my Macbook Pro, they’re dead on for color. I appreciate your business!

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