Group of Five Fire Agate Cabochons 4.6 Total Carat Weight Deer Creek Slaughter Mountain Arizona Gems SLG068
|This 5 piece group of smaller sized free form cut |
Fire Agate cabochonshas a total carat weight of 4.6 carats, with all displaying nice full coverage fire. These gems originate from Deer Creek and Slaughter Mountain, Arizona. They are all polished flat bottomed gemstones which are ready for final jewelry setting or display. The individual gem measurements, weights, colors and origin are:
Gem #1: 8 x 6 x 1.5 mm, 1.25 ct., orange/red/green, Slaughter Mountain, Arizona
Gem #2: 7 x 6 x 1.5 mm, 1.05 ct., green/gold/teal, Deer Creek, Arizona
Gem #3: 11 x 2.5 x 1 mm, 0.50 ct., green, Slaughter Mountain, Arizona
Gem #4: 8 x 4 x 1.2 mm, 0.85 ct., multi-colored, Deer Creek, Arizona
Gem #5: 7.5 x 4 x 1 mm., 0.55 ct., green/red, Slaughter Mountain, Arizona
Photographs were taken indoors under lights and outdoors in sunlight while the gems were dry and to best display the fire. The colors found within fire agates are created by the Schiller effect, as found in mother-of-pearl and opals. It is caused by the alternating silica and iron oxide layers which diffract and allow light to pass which forms the interference of colors known as fire. This play of color requires good lighting for best fire display and the gems will appear darker and/or brown colored in low light conditions.
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