I bought this rock at a Rock Show a while back. The seller told me that he got this agate in the Cadiz Mountains located in the Mojave Desert, CA. I just broke apart some of this agate to get ready to tumble it. In the center, there are cyrstals, kind of like a geode. Can anyone identify this rock for me and I'm assuming I shouldn't tumble it now? Your answers are appreciated. Thanks.
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Looks like a geode which is a crystal filled vug, surrounded with agate as they usually are, purported to be from the Cadiz Mountains located in the Mojave Desert, CA. I know this sounds like I'm being a smart ass, but that's exactly what I think it is.
Barbara beat me to it on the identification. But anyway, I think tumbling it would decrease the value, since you'd lose the nice crystal faces, but it's not a terribly valuable piece to start with (though it does look nice). I would keep it as-is.
Thanks so much. After I looked up Geode, I felt stupid for even asking the question. I figured it out after I posted. Thanks for the advice. I won't tumble it. It is very pretty in person. Don't you just love us newbies?
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