Brazilian Piranha Agate Unpolished Stone Slab
This lovely polished stone slab of Piranha Agate is 4 inches by 3.5 inches and 5 mm thick.
This translucent banded agate lapidary slab weighs .18 lbs. and is shown wet in the first 5 pictures.
Piranha Agate comes from the State of Parana, near Guarapuava, Brazil and appears to be closely related to what is generally called Brazilian Agate. The name is believed to be a misspelling of its location.
No gemstone is more creatively striped by nature than agate, chalcedony quartz that forms in concentric layers in a wide variety of colors and textures. Each individual agate forms by filling a cavity in host rock. As a result, agate often is found as a round nodule, with concentric bands like the rings of a tree trunk.
The bands sometimes look like eyes, sometimes fanciful scallops, or even a landscape with dendrite trees.