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 Post subject: Agates from Argentina. MID-WEST REGION : Puma agate
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:30 pm 
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Puma agate.

Puma agate is a sedimentary pseudo morph agate after coral.
This agate is bright green color fluorescent under UV light short wave.
The deposit extent for about 100 miles from Malargue city to the south of Mendoza Province, Argentina.
The usual colors of this agate are pastel blue, red and yellow.
The age of this agate is the same as Condor agate : Tertiary, 30 millions years old.
This agate was founded, named and introduced to the market in 1995 by Luis de los Santos


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 Post subject: Re: Agates from Argentina. MID-WEST REGION : Puma agate
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:14 pm 
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I want one. Anyone selling them?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:45 am 
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Hey, Barbra!

I think the author may be the seller... though there are others on Fleabay...

https://www.ebay.com/usr/condoragatemines (the author?)

https://www.ebay.com/b/Condor-Agate/3225/bn_57334853

Very pretty stuff!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:24 pm 
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OK!
I found a nice piece and bought it from Condor Agate Mines on eBay:
There really is something "other wordly about this stuff.
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My specimen is inert under LWUV and the black areas glow green under SWUV.
Anyone want to speculate what is causing that fluorescence in what appears to be a a very saturated reddish brown chalcedony?

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The specimen that you bought is a Crater agate specimen from Chubut Province, Argentina.
The red botryoidal center is the remains of Hematite layer that over time oxidized and created a coating of jasper.
The green color fluorescence is because the formation was in contact with Uranium salt.


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 Post subject: Re: Agates from Argentina. MID-WEST REGION : Puma agate
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Thanks for the explanation!
Everyone who has seen my new crater agate just has a jaw dropping, squinty eye reaction followed by "wow".


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