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Grape Chalcedony Agate
NEW FIND!
This is very interesting new material that was introduced to the market in the latter half of 2016. It was discovered
some years back along one of Indonesia's coastal areas, Manakarra Beach in the Mamuju Area in West Sulawesi.  
Since its discovery the Indonesian government has not allow it to be collected or exported. Last year they officially
started allowing collecting and exporting of this very unique mineral.

We found an exclusive import dealer at the May 2017 Franklin, NC Show who had several hundred specimens for
sale. We were able to get our hands on a few specimens of what we consider to be some of the best quality and
color specimens of this exciting new material. We went through every specimen he had and hand selected three of
the finest specimens available. Many of the specimens tend to have a grayish mottled color and are not the quality
that we look to provide our customers. The specimens we chose are actually a multi-botryoidal chalcedony
formation with a lavender color with associated moss-green Celadonite making a superb contrast. The purple and
the green are vivid and not at all muted or grey like so many from this discovery.

These have been called Grape Agate, Grape Chalcedony, Amethyst Grapes and probably more names we have
yet to hear. We have decided to call them Grape Chalcedony Agate due to their color, botryoidal formation and
their cluster formation. This forms a combination of fine brilliant purple radial aggregates "balls" that resemble a
bunch of grapes that have a stunning three-dimensional form and enticingly sparkling luster. When viewed through
Opti-Visors or magnification, each individual "ball" has finite crystallized drusy-like surfaces.

What drew us as a dealer and provider for collectors to this new find is that it is a common mineral with an
uncommon color in the mineral world from a new locality. Purple is a highly desirable color for mineral specimens
evidenced by the demand for Amethyst, Opalized Fluorite (Tiffany Stone) and Purple Fluorite to name a few.
 
With most new discoveries, it’s unpredictable to say how much more will be available, and what quality the
specimens will be. Normally the best material tends to find its way to the market first, and the prices rise
dramatically with demand.  Prices have been all over for this material. Specimens at the Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines,
France, 2016 Mineral Show were priced in the thousands of dollars. Specimens have been priced more affordable
in the USA compared to what we have seen internationally.  We hope you like these specimens as much as we do!
Item # 1GCA05171004
Grape Chalcedony Agate
from Indonesia

$84.00
Here's a special formation of botryoidal agate that forms a combination of fine brilliant purple radial aggregates "balls"
that resemble a bunch of grapes that have a stunning three-dimensional form and enticingly sparkling luster. When
viewed through Opti-Visors or magnification, each individual "ball" has finite crystallized drusy-like surfaces. New Find
from Sulawesi, Indonesia at the May 2017 Franklin, North Carolina Show
specimen weighs 1.3 oz (38.5g) and measures 2.1 x 1.8 x 1.2 inches (5.3 x 4.6 x 3.1cm)
Item # 3GCA05171053
Grape Chalcedony Agate
from Indonesia

$78.00
Here's a special formation of botryoidal agate that forms a combination of fine brilliant purple radial aggregates "balls"
that resemble a bunch of grapes in a purple to lavender color with associated moss-green Celadonite that have a
stunning three-dimensional form and enticingly sparkling luster. When viewed through Opti-Visors or magnification, each
individual "ball" has finite crystallized drusy-like surfaces. New Find from Sulawesi, Indonesia at the May 2017 Franklin,
North Carolina Show
specimen weighs 1.28 oz (36.5g) and measures 2.5 x 2 x 1 inches (6.5 x 5.1 x 2.5cm)
Item # 2GCA05171055
Grape Chalcedony Agate
from Indonesia

$129.00
Here's a special formation of botryoidal agate that forms a combination of fine brilliant purple radial aggregates "balls"
that resemble a bunch of grapes in a purple to lavender color with associated moss-green Celadonite that have a
stunning three-dimensional form and enticingly sparkling luster. When viewed through Opti-Visors or magnification, each
individual "ball" has finite crystallized drusy-like surfaces. New Find from Sulawesi, Indonesia at the May 2017 Franklin,
North Carolina Show
specimen weighs 6 oz (171g) and measures 4 x 3.1 x 1.4 inches (10.2 x 8 x 3.5cm)
Item # 4GCA07171004
Grape Chalcedony Agate
from Indonesia

$86.00
Here's a special formation of botryoidal agate that forms a combination of fine brilliant purple radial aggregates "balls"
that resemble a bunch of grapes in a purple to lavender color with associated moss-green Celadonite that have a
stunning three-dimensional form and enticingly sparkling luster. When viewed through Opti-Visors or magnification, each
individual "ball" has finite crystallized drusy-like surfaces. New Find from Sulawesi, Indonesia at the July 2017 Franklin,
North Carolina Show
specimen weighs 3.6 oz (104g) and measures 2.8 x 2.1 x 1.7 inches (7.1 x 5.5 x 4.4cm)
Item # 5GCA07171055
Grape Chalcedony Agate
from Indonesia

$117.00
Here's a special formation of botryoidal agate that forms a combination of fine brilliant purple radial aggregates "balls"
that resemble a bunch of grapes that have a stunning three-dimensional form and enticingly sparkling luster. When
viewed through Opti-Visors or magnification, each individual "ball" has finite crystallized drusy-like surfaces. New Find
from Sulawesi, Indonesia at the July 2017 Franklin, North Carolina Show
specimen weighs 2.72 oz (77g) and measures 3.8 x 1.6 x 1.3 inches (9.7 x 4.7 x 3.4cm)
Item # 6GCA07171004
Grape Chalcedony Agate
from Indonesia

$79.00
Here's a special formation of botryoidal agate that forms a combination of fine brilliant purple radial aggregates "balls"
that resemble a bunch of grapes in a purple to lavender color with associated moss-green Celadonite that have a
stunning three-dimensional form and enticingly sparkling luster. When viewed through Opti-Visors or magnification, each
individual "ball" has finite crystallized drusy-like surfaces. New Find from Sulawesi, Indonesia at the July 2017 Franklin,
North Carolina Show
specimen weighs 3.2 oz (92g) and measures 2.8 x 1.8 x 1.7 inches (7.3 x 4.7 x 4.3cm)
Item # 7GCA07171072
Grape Chalcedony Agate
from Indonesia

$69.00
Here's a special formation of botryoidal
agate that forms a combination of fine
brilliant purple radial aggregates "balls" that
resemble a bunch of grapes that have a
stunning three-dimensional form and
enticingly sparkling luster. When viewed
through Opti-Visors or magnification, each
individual "ball" has finite crystallized
drusy-like surfaces. New Find from
Sulawesi, Indonesia at the July 2017
Franklin, North Carolina Show
specimen weighs 1.32 oz (37.5g) and
measures 2.2 x 1.8 x 1.2 inches (5.7 x 4.6 x
3.2cm)
Item # 8GCA07171032
Grape Chalcedony Agate
from Indonesia

$53.00
Here's a special formation of botryoidal agate that forms a combination of fine brilliant purple radial aggregates "balls"
that resemble a bunch of grapes in a purple to lavender color with associated moss-green Celadonite that have a
stunning three-dimensional form and enticingly sparkling luster. When viewed through Opti-Visors or magnification, each
individual "ball" has finite crystallized drusy-like surfaces. New Find from Sulawesi, Indonesia at the July 2017 Franklin,
North Carolina Show
specimen weighs 1.18 oz (34g) and measures 2.2 x 1.5 x 1.1 inches (5.8 x 3.8 x 2.8cm)