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 Post subject: Looking for Fire Agate Rough
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:45 pm 
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Hi there,

Could someone please advise where can I purchase Fire Agate roughs?
And I also would like to ask whether Magnetite-Jade is considered as Nephrite Jade? Thank you.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:37 pm 
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magnetite jade is black nephrite jade with magnetite inclusions. i think it comes from california.

after cabbing, the stone can be electroplated with gold - of course, the gold only coats the magnetite inclusions - giving the striking black and gold appearance.

as for finding fire opal rough- one mexican supplier is here
- i have never dealt with them - you might try repost this posting in the lapidary section - i'm sure you would get more info there.

or, search ebay using 'fire agate rough".


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Is your iron-rich jade the Australian kind? If so, I am not aware of any debate of whether Cowell nephrite (LINK) is indeed classifiable as nephrite jade or not... it seems fully accepted and appropriatedly priced.

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Fire Agate rough at New Era Gems

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Thank you for you guys' help. :D


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New Era Gems in Grass Valley, California has quite a large selection of Fire Agate rough. I have seen the material in person, a friend of mine bought a quantity of it and i can speak for it's quality. Good people to deal witha as well.

Not sure if this is too late, but they do have it on hand.

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