8.7" Bird Of Paradise Agate - Chihuahua Mexico

This is an amazing Bird Of Paradise Agate specimen from near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. It shows a lovely variety of colors including pinks, reds, browns and blues and has several Marcasite inclusions. There are pockets of druzy quartz in the face of this specimen and even some lightly-fluorescent Calcite.

This specimen includes an acrylic display stand.

Bird of paradise agate is found near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico, and often features Marcasite inclusions along with many colors of plumes. The beautiful plumes or dendrites that occur within rock are most often a result of intruding (percolating) mineral solutions that contained manganese and/or iron. These solutions can work their way through microscopic cracks in the rock, leaving behind a branching pattern throughout the rock. By an untrained eye, these can be mistaken for plant fossils within the rock.

Quartz var. Agate
Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
8.7" wide, 4.6" tall