Fire Agate is described as a variety of agate containing inclusions of goethite or limonite, producing an iridescent effect or “fire”.
The color layers are often described like breath on a pane of glass. The thin layers in this material diffract light back to the eye in rainbow patterns of red, green, yellow and blue. The beautiful colors in fire agate may appear as tiny pinpoints, bubbles, bull’s eyes, flashes, specks, swirls or even as a combination of patterns making for endless possibilities. The world’s fire agate deposits stretch from southwest United States to northern Mexico. Fire agate has been reportedly found in at least 15 locations on Arizona such as Slaughter Mountain and Deer Creek.
This is when the finished stone displays internal fissures of color, something like cooling lava.
We call this gem “The Snake Eye”.
An incredible fire agate hand carved to expose the gem’s natural fire layer. Photo by Tom Shearer.
This beautiful Slaughter Mountain fire agate has a mirrorlike or metallic
look that is very unusual.
The colors refract with extraordinary brightness including the “royal
mist”, which is a pink-purple,
transparent colored chalcedony layer
above the primary, opaque colors.
~*This super bright eye formation fire agate gem comes from Aguas Calientes Mexico~*
“Purple Bubbles” fire agate gemstone with fringe colors of green,red,blue and yellow/gold.
This is rare variety of Fire Agate showcasing an uncommon spray of sagenite needles
Fire Agate Jewelry Examples Below by Different Seasons Jewelry
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