RARE TYPE OF AGATE
Location: Isle of Mull, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK
Dimensions approx.: 56x38x22 mm
Weight: 54 grams
Irregular slice - polished both sides
Mull agates are generally rather small, ranging from about 30 to 50mm in most cases, although larger examples do occur. A large majority comprises clear and banded chalcedony, and these frequently possess the most exquisite patterns. The agates found here are usually uncracked and show no colour apart from some with a pale honey tint. The monochrome banding is tight and beautiful but some agates show very intricate and unusual patterns that are unique among Scottish agates. These agates possess unusual whorly and wave patterning.