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Tennesse Agate
Appalachian Secrets Specimen Quality Tennessee Agate Sales





Tennessee Agate
Appalachian Secrets Specimen Quality Tennessee Agate Sales





Tennessee Agate
Appalachian Secrets Specimen Quality Tennessee Agate Sales





Tennessee Agate
Appalachian Secrets Specimen Quality Tennessee Agate Sales

 

 

 

Tennessee Agate
Appalachian Secrets Specimen Quality Tennessee Agate Sales

 

 

 

Tennessee Agate
Appalachian Secrets Specimen Quality Tennessee Agate Sales

 

 

 

Tennessee Agate
Appalachian Secrets Specimen Quality Tennessee Agate Sales

 

 

 

Tennessee Agate
Appalachian Secrets Specimen Quality Tennessee Agate Sales

 

 

 

Tennessee Jasper
Appalachian Secrets Tennessee Jasper Sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tennessee Agate

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Tennessee Agate - All the Colors of the Rainbow!
Newly Discovered Tennessee Agate and Jasper Exclusive Offering From Appalachian Secrets

Agate is described and distinguished by its occurrence or rather where it is found and it is found all over the world including: Africa, Asia, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Italy, Madagascar, Mexico, Russia, the USA and in particular, Tennessee which designated agate as the state's first official rock in 1969. Tennessee Agate is the variety offered by Appalachian Secrets and has been used for many things throughout history such as jewelry, ornaments, stone tools and more. Agate was used for stone tools all over the world because it was easier to fashion into tools than much of the other stone available. Another reason that is rarely mentioned for the use of agate for stone tools is that agate is ornamental. It looks neat. It is an attractive and colorful stone. Some of the most beautiful artifacts ever found are fashioned from agate. The agate we offer has been gathered from the exact same deposits and localities that the American Indians obtained theirs. In fact, many of our finished cabochons are fashioned from material that was unused at flint knapping sites... Tennessee Agate.

Tennessee Agate - Spectacular 'Floating' Orange Inclusions
Appalachian Secrets Specimen Quality Tennessee Agate  - Super Clear Moss Agate with Bright Orange 'Floating'  Inclusions


Tennessee Agate is not as famous as other sources around the world and it is relatively hard to find a source to buy from - be it finished or in the rough. The reason for this is that it actually is quite scarce in comparison to many of the better known types. There are very limited supplies of Tennessee Agate and most of all, getting someone to part with what they have is hard to do. When Tennessee Agate is available, it is generally from the Middle Tennessee localities. Luckily, we have much more than we could possibly use. So we have taken it upon ourselves to bring a very obscure locality agate to the mainstream for sale to collectors and jewelers. The Tennessee Agate offered by Appalachian Secrets is from a newly discovered locality in the Appalachian Mountains and foothills of East Tennessee. This agate is from the Buffalo Mountain area in East Tennessee, so this being the source, we call it Buffalo Mountain Agate. This incredible newly discovered Tennessee Agate and Jasper is being exclusively offered from Appalachian Secrets and we are proud to be the only source for this astonishing new find – as discoveries such as this are very uncommon. Of this Buffalo Mountain Agate, many different forms are found. Plume, Iris, Moss, Black Onyx with and without inclusions, classic Tennessee Red, Orange and Yellow, Blue with matrix, some with lavender tones and many new forms that we have never seen before and do not yet have names to describe them. One of the truly unique varieties is pictured above- clear agate with 'floating' bright orange inclusions. Much of the agate from this site has these bright orange inclusions including some of the black onyx. The patterns are so vibrant that it doesn't take much imagination for these orange inclusions in the black onyx to look like flames - ?Buffalo Mountain 'Flame' Agate? All of these agate and jasper forms are found as nodules ranging in size from very, very large all the way to thumbnail size. Of particular interest to us are the nodules containing a mixture of both agate and jasper - 'Jaspagate'. These mixtures range from large inclusions of agate within the jasper to practically equal dispersions of both. As specimens, many of these jaspagate nodules are worthy of particular notice and display quite nicely. Generally, we 'window' the nodule for identification purposes, leaving the nodule as untouched as possible. We do this so that each one can be treated as desired. However, we have many, many untouched 'As Found' specimens available - some very large!

Tennessee Jaspagate - Part Agate And Part Jasper
Appalachian Secrets Specimen Quality Tennessee Jaspagate and Lapidary Rough

 

So how does agate form? The nodules that we so commonly see agate contained within are created from a pocket or cavity in the ground that slowly has mineral laiden water rich with silica move into it and begin depositing the minerals held within that water. These minerals are what determines how each agate nodule will materialize. If enough silica is present, then chalcedony, influenced by the other minerals present, develops and takes on the characteristics of the other minerals. If the correct minerals aren't present, then other types of material forms. These minerals influence and create the colors that are associated with the many agate types. In the Buffalo Mountain Agate, we see many reds and varying shades of yellow and orange because there are large amounts of iron oxides in the immediate area. Iron oxides furnish the oranges, yellows and reds that are seen in agate. Other colors present in the Buffalo Mountain Agate are translucent blacks and also some blues which manganese and calcium are the influencing minerals.

Tennessee Agate
- Classic Orange And Red Color
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Appalachian Secrets Specimen Quality Tennessee Agate and Lapidary Rough


Stone jewelry has been worn for centuries, however, most selections being offered to today's consumers are quite frankly plastic. Gems increase in value as do most metals. Plastic is of no value in the jewelry world but to the person selling it at a great profit. But where does a person find different when traditional outlets only offer plastic and glass? Many jewelry lovers are unaware of how to acquire tasteful and attractive pieces created from natural materials. The timeless beauty of natural stone has never been matched outside of nature.
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Tennessee Agate
- Untouched Black Onyx
Nodules
Appalachian Secrets Untouched Natural Onyx Nodules Some With Bright Orange 'Flame-like' Inclusions

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Tennessee Agate - Blue With Brown Matrix
Appalachian Secrets Specimen Quality Tennessee Agate and Lapidary Rough


Tennessee Agate - Blue With Brown Matrix
Appalachian Secrets Specimen Quality Tennessee Agate and Lapidary Rough

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Tennessee Jaspagate - A Peculiar Find But Beautiful!
Appalachian Secrets Specimen Quality Tennessee Jasper and Lapidary Rough

Tennessee Agate - Orange Inclusion-Like Matrix
Appalachian Secrets Specimen Quality Tennessee Agate With 'Flame-like' Inclusions

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