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Can an agate have clear quartz throughout? Have a look at this lake superior gem.

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asked Jun 23, 2014 by Weasel (33,970 points)

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Yes, its likely a lake superior agate if you found it in that area. Agates tend to be associated with larger macrocrystals.

answered Jun 25, 2014 by hershel (46,460 points)
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It's translucent but no color in the banding.

answered Jun 25, 2014 by Weasel (33,970 points)
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Banded agate.

Please google banded agate and see for yourself.

Nice find!

answered Jun 27, 2014 by Renata (7,820 points)
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There are no really distinct bands. I had already concluded it was an agate, I just wondered if that was possible. The only other one I found had different colored bands in a herring bone pattern.

answered Jun 28, 2014 by Weasel (33,970 points)
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If you look at the July/August issue of Rocks and Minerals Magazine, there is an article devoted to the agates of lake superior. See this link: http://www.rocksandminerals.org/Back%20Issues/2014/July-August%202014/up-from-the-depths-abstract.html

answered Jun 29, 2014 by hershel (46,460 points)

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