Australian Lace Agate Rough
Australian Lace tends to be pastel colors with little contrast and is relatively boring. Although it is often referred to as Crazy Lace Agate, we think that name should be reserved for the well-known material from Mexico. These pieces of Australian Lace Agate were selected for their superb color and contrast. We only have a few pieces of this material. So, if you want some high quality Australia Lace Agate, don't hesitate.
Agate is a form of microcrystaline quartz. It is usually formed in nodules and has transparent, or translucent portions. As with all of the other species in the quartz family, agate takes a high polish with cerium oxide, but also takes a fine polish with tin oxide and diamond. Mohs hardness 6.5 to 7.