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Orpheus Agate Geode Half, Bulgaria

$145.00 USD
TR201720
Orpheus agate - geode half - 225.6 grams - Small Cabinet Specimen. 9 x 7 x 3 cm

 

Orpheus agate is a rare variety of agate that is unique to Bulgaria. Apparently in 2005 at the Munich Agate exhibition it was confirmed as a new and unique occurrence. Orpheus agate is not only unique to Bulgaria, but it occurs in one specific an area less than the size of a football field in the Rhodope Mountains within Kardzhali Province. Very rare indeed!

Orpheus agate is "named after the ancient legendary Greek musical hero who frolicked in the area where the deposit is located." The agate is typically banded with green celadonite and yellow/orange/red/brown jasper with pockets and/or centers of clear to white chalcedony. The chalcedony may contain dendritic moss agate (green) or colored plume inclusions (orange/gold/red). Once one is exposed to Orpheus agate, it is easily and readily identifiable.

Read more about Taos Rocker's Gem Safari in Bulgaria where these were sourced HERE

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(for Mineral and Fossil Specimens) 

    

DIMENSIONS

ABV.

      

SIZE NAME

    

MILLIMETERS

    

INCHES

    

DESCRIPTION

MT

      

Micromount

    

< 10mm

    

<3/8"

    

fits in standard micromount box; needs microscope to see crystals

TN

      

Thumbnail

    

2-30mm

    

1/16" to 1-1/8"

    

fits in standard 1.25" Perky box

MIN

      

Minature

    

30-64mm

    

1-1/8" to 2.5"

    

too large to fit in standard 1.25" Perky box

SMC

      

Small Cabinet

    

65-102mm

    

2.5" to 4"

    

smaller than apple; if rock or ore sample use "Hand Specimen"

LGC

      

Large Cabinet

    

103mm-152mm

    

4" to 6"

    

larger than apple smaller than grapefruit

XLC

      

Extra Large Cabinet

    

>150mm

    

>6"

    

aka Museum Specimen; larger than grapefruit but able to pickup