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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!
New specimens from Sulawesi, Indonesia from the July 2019 Franklin, North Carolina Show
were found to have a reduced quality and color from the last two years. Our Supplier who
dealt almost exclusively in this grape agate has expanded his inventory to different items.

Like all new mineral finds, the initial offerings were stunning and brilliant, but as the find
starts to play out the quality and colors become less spectacular. Specimens of the quality
we have sold in the $50.00 range, now have wholesale pricing 4 to six times that retail value
was just last year. We got to our supplier first day and were his 2nd customers. What we
picked was the best of what he had...(staying out of the $350 Plus wholesale range). We
have decided, given the reduced quality and extreme increased pricing, that what we have
listed here will be our last offerings of this mineral
Item # 10GCA05182091
Grape Chalcedony Agate
from Indonesia

$48.00
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 with a protruding plate in a purple to lavender color with associated moss-grey-green
Celadonite in the 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 specimen from
Sulawesi, Indonesia from the May 2018 Franklin, North Carolina Show
specimen weighs 1.26 oz (36g) and measures 2.2 x 2 x 0.97 inches (5.6 x 5 x 2.4cm)
Item # 39GCA07190031
Grape Chalcedony Agate
from Indonesia

$29.00
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 that has 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 specimen from Sulawesi, Indonesia from the July 2019 Franklin, North Carolina Show

specimen weighs 1 oz (28g) and measures 1.9 x 1.1 x 0.9 inches (48 x 29 x 24mm)
Item # 16GCA05185055
Grape Chalcedony Agate
from Indonesia

$120.00
Item # 17GCA05187007
Grape Chalcedony Agate
from Indonesia

$149.00
Here's a special formation of botryoidal agate
that forms a combination of fine brilliant
moss-green Celadonite with shadows of
purple radial aggregates "balls" that resemble
a bunch of grapes in a green to lavender color
that has 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 specimen from
Sulawesi, Indonesia from the May 2018
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)
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 that has 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 specimen from
Sulawesi, Indonesia from the May 2018
Franklin, North Carolina Show
specimen weighs 5.56 oz  or 0.34 lb.
(158g) and measures 3.3 x 2.5 x 1.9 inches
(8.4 x 6.5 x 4.8cm)
Item # 40GCA07191031
Grape Chalcedony Agate
from Indonesia

$35.00
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 that has 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
specimen from Sulawesi, Indonesia from the July 2019 Franklin, North Carolina Show

specimen weighs 0.88 oz (25g) and measures 1.7 x 1.2 x 1 inches (43 x 30 x 26mm)
Item # 41GCA07190090
Grape Chalcedony Agate
from Indonesia

$32.00
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 that has 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
specimen from Sulawesi, Indonesia from the July 2019 Franklin, North Carolina Show

specimen weighs 0.44 oz (12.5g) and measures 1.5 x 1 x 1 inches (38 x 26 x 25mm)
Item # 42GCA07190001
Grape Chalcedony Agate
from Indonesia

$30.00
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 that has 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
specimen from Sulawesi, Indonesia from the July 2019 Franklin, North Carolina Show

specimen weighs 0.7 oz (20g) and measures 1.7 x 1.4 x 0.8 inches (44 x 36 x 21mm)
Item # 43GCA07190051
Grape Chalcedony Agate
from Indonesia

$49.00
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 that has 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
specimen from Sulawesi, Indonesia from the July 2019 Franklin, North Carolina Show

specimen weighs 0.98 oz (28g) and measures 2.7 x 1.5 x 0.75 inches (69 x 38 x 19mm)