Fairburn Agates

South Dakota's State Gem

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$90.00 AG100b  Here is a lovely, high quality TeePee Canyon Agate from South Dakota.  It measures 4 1/8" x almost 3 3/4" x nearly 3/4" thick and has a super TeePee Canyon agate design. This pretty agate has very good, tight banding and a very nice mix of colors.  The agate slab has been highly polished all around on the face to better show the gorgeous banding.  The reverse side has a section that has been glued and reflected in our price.  Just nice.

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Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing Silica in solution which is possibly derived from the decomposition of Silicates in the lava.  The Siliceous matter is deposited in regular layers resulting in the banded or striped formation.  It is very unlikely that you would ever find an exact duplicate of any type of Agate, Fairburn or other.

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TeePee Canyon Agate

$17.95 BK4  The Fairburn Agate of the Black Hills by James Magnuson and Carol Wood.   Fairburn Agates are beautiful, banded gemstones found primarily in South Dakota's Black Hills and also in parts of Nebraska and Wyoming.  They are world renowned for their unique translucent beauty, but no one's ever seen them quite like James Magnuson and Carol Wood. The authors highlight the South Dakota State Gem with lighthearted stories and an amazing collection of natural, artistic photographs.  Whether you've never seen an agate or are an avid agate hunter, this new look at Fairburn Agates is bound to stir your interest.   Paperback; measures 8 1/4" x 8 1/4" x over 1/2"; 144 pages.

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Fairburn Agate of the Black Hills

$100.00 AG101c  This is a very nice Fairburn Agate from South Dakota.  The Fairburn is a rare Agate which is found in many colors and variations of banding.  This one has cool banding on all sides surrounding the pale yellow quartz.  It measures nearly 1 1/2" x almost 1 1/8" x 1".

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Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing Silica in solution which is possibly derived from the decomposition of Silicates in the lava.  The Siliceous matter is deposited in regular layers resulting in the banded or striped formation.  It is very unlikely that you would ever find an exact duplicate of any type of Agate, Fairburn or other.

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  Fairburn Agate

$75.00 AG103b  This is a very nice Fairburn Agate from the Thompson Butte area in South Dakota.  This Agate measures 1 7/8" x 1 1/4" x almost 1 1/4".   It has not been polished and has a natural appearance.  With close inspection, it has an unique agate design and banding configuration in the several different areas.  Fairburn Agates are considered rare Agate as they have become very desirable for their color and banding variations.

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$120.00 AG104c   Here is a very nice Fairburn Agate from western South Dakota.  This lovely Fairburn measures almost 1 3/4" x 1 5/8" x nearly 1 1/8" and has a natural finish with no polish.  It has an unique design and banding configuration.  Fairburn Agates are considered rare Agates as they have become very desirable for their color and banding variations.

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  Fairburn Agate

$80.00 AG106c  This is a beautiful Dry Head Agate from Montana.  It has very nice Agate banding and excellent design with the various red, tan and brown colors on three sides unique to Dry Head Agates.  The lovely agate has been highly polished and measures over 2 1/4" x almost 2" x 1 1/8" thick.  A very unique gift.

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Dry Head Agates are from the Bighorn Canyon area of Montana. The banding colors are usually bright orange with some white or pink bands on charcoal, light gray, whitish oranges or greenish matrix. Dry Head Agates are very rare and no longer available as the mining area is now part of a wild horse refuge. Dry Head Agates may be geologically similar to the Teepee Canyon and Fairburn Agates of the Black Hills area.

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Dry Head Agate

$24.95 BK17  Agates - Inside Out by Karen A. Brzys, photography by Thomas P. Shearer.  This agate book has been compiled to help rockhounds to "think like an agate".  Information and photographs are included to help beginning and experienced agate hunters to understand agates "inside out".  240 color photographs, 20 explanatory diagrams, footnotes, references and an index.   (6" x 9"); 248 pages, softcover.  Copyright 2010

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Agates: Inside Out

$140.00 AG107c  Here is a very nice, above average quality, TeePee Canyon Agate specimen from South Dakota.  The pretty and colorful agate has been nicely polished on all the surfaces to bring out the lovely agate design.  The lovely agate specimen measures almost 4" x 2 1/2" x 2" and has very colorful banding in different shades of red.   A very nice TeePee Canyon Agate to display!

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Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing Silica in solution which is possibly derived from the decomposition of Silicates in the lava.  The Siliceous matter is deposited in regular layers resulting in the banded or striped formation.  It is very unlikely that you would ever find an exact duplicate of any type of Agate, Fairburn or other.

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TeePee Canyon Agate

$85.00 AG108b  Here is a very nice Fairburn Agate. It has not been polished and has a natural smooth appearance. The agate measures nearly 2" x almost 1 1/4" x 1" with a pretty light gray center surrounded by nice banding and then dark brown and gray colors.  This is a unique, very interesting, one-of-a-kind treasure to keep for your own or give as a gift.

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Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing Silica in solution which is possibly derived from the decomposition of Silicates in the lava.  The Siliceous matter is deposited in regular layers resulting in the banded or striped formation.  It is very unlikely that you would ever find an exact duplicate of any type of Agate, Fairburn or other.

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Fairburn Agate

$80.00 AG109c  This is an above average quality, Fairburn Agate from South Dakota.  The beautiful Fairburn Agate has been nicely polished to a high shine to show the lovely colors, agate designs and excellent banding.  This very cool agate measures nearly 2 1/8" x 1 5/8" x nearly 1 1/4".  A very unique gift or excellent Agate to display.

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Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing Silica in solution which is possibly derived from the decomposition of Silicates in the lava.  The Siliceous matter is deposited in regular layers resulting in the banded or striped formation.  It is very unlikely that you would ever find an exact duplicate of any type of Agate, Fairburn or other.

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Fairburn Agate

$150.00 AG110b  This is an above average quality, Fairburn Agate from South Dakota.  The lovely agate has not been polished and has a natural smooth appearance.  This beauty measures almost 2" x nearly 1 1/4" x over 3/4".  It has a very nice Agate banding and design.  A very unique gift.

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Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing Silica in solution which is possibly derived from the decomposition of Silicates in the lava.  The Siliceous matter is deposited in regular layers resulting in the banded or striped formation.  It is very unlikely that you would ever find an exact duplicate of any type of Agate, Fairburn or other.

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Fairburn Agate

$18.00 AG112c  This is a nice  quality Prairie Agate.  These agates get their name from where many have been found, out on the prairies of South Dakota. This cool Prairie Agate measures 3 3/8" x 1 3/4" x nearly 1 1/2".  This Prairie Agate has been nicely polished all over and shows nice Agate banding and design in the various shades of dark Yellow, Brown, Pink and Grey. A very unique gift.

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Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing Silica in solution which is possibly derived from the decomposition of Silicates in the lava.  The Siliceous matter is deposited in regular layers resulting in the banded or striped formation.  It is very unlikely that you would ever find an exact duplicate of any type of Agate, Fairburn or other.

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Prairie Agate

$28.00 BK15  Fairburn Agate - The South Dakota Gemstone by Roger Clark.  The purpose of this book is to share the author's deep appreciation for agates and thereby promote the pleasure and enjoyment of their intrinsic beauty.  For agate collectors who are already intrigued and inspired with the beauty and mysterious origin of agates, this book has all of the latest scientific research.  There is also a proposal for a new theory about the natural processes that affect the genesis of agates in sedimentary environments.

This a new version of an older, well loved edition complete with the author's signature inside the front cover.

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Fairburn Agate

$55.00 AG105c  Here is a very nice darker colored Fairburn Agate from the Cheyenne River area in South Dakota.  This interesting Agate measures 1 5/8" x 1 1/8" x almost 1" and has a natural finish with no polish.  It has an unique design and banding configuration.  Fairburn Agates are considered rare Agates as they have become very desirable for their color and banding variations.

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Fairburn Agate

$85.00
 
AG102b   This is a very nice Fairburn Agate from South Dakota.  The Fairburn is a rare Agate that is found in many colors and variations of banding.  This one measures 3 1/4" x 2 1/4" x 1".  It has not been polished and has a natural smooth appearance.  A great gift for that "rock hunter" or keep it for yourself.

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