Black Skin Agate
Black skin agate from India comes in a variety of types. The most popular are those containing
moss. Most of the moss agate, (called suabhaji), comes from the Bud-Kotra area in Morvi in the
area around Khambat (“Camaby”) in Gujarat Province, India. They are usually found buried
about 2 feet under the surface and must be dug up. When cut and finished they take an excellent
polish. The agate is normally clear or clouded with inclusions of dark-green or red-brown moss.
This superior display is a beautifully sliced and polished piece of Indian Black Skin Agate mounted on a fine
finished pine base. This is a one-of-a-kind piece of Indian Black Skin Agate displaying its real beauty when
natural sunlight shines through it. The top two pictures show a small amount of translucence from natural room
lighting. This piece has the red moss inclusions in a mix of clearer and cloudy agate. This one is polished on
both sides and makes an excellent display.
This piece is approximately 2 3/4 inches high, 5 inches wide, and 3 inches deep.
Indian Black Skin