About Laguna Lace Agate

What it is, where it comes from and characteristics

What agate is

Agate is a type of Chalcedony, it is a cryptocrystalline form of silica.

What Laguna Lace agate is

Laguna Lace agate gets its name as a hybrid of Crazy Lace agate and Laguna agate. It is a variety of Mexican Crazy Lace agate.

Crazy Lace is a variety of agate that features "crazy" twists and turns in the banding.

Laguna agate is a fortification agate with beautiful varietal colors. Fortification agate features patterns like a medieval fortress wall.

Our Laguna Lace agate presents both varieties of banding often in the same stone.

Where it comes from

All of our rough comes direct from our mine in Chihuahua, Mexico.

How it's mined

We use a Case 9050 excavator to eliminate cracks and fractures. NO BLASTING!

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Characteristics

Laguna Lace agate has lace type banding with fortifications similar to Laguna agate.

Colors include blues, oranges, whites, creams, pinks, reds, grays, black, yellows and we've started to see some gorgeous greens as well.

Some pieces have bands that change colors mid-pattern. In our gallery we have pieces with fractal-type bands.

Druzy crystals frequently appear on the rough and in cavities. The colors of the crystals are pink, white, yellow and smoke-gray.

With the bubble top material (crazy lace) the cross sections can sometimes come out as hex shaped instead of bullseyes.

Other varieties of agate

Laguna Lace agate is just one of many varieties of crazy lace agate.

Other varieties are Bubble Lace, Cactus Lace, Chinese Writing Lace, Day and Night Lace, Dog Tooth Lace, Fine Line Lace, Noriega Lace, Victors Lace, Zebra Lace and many others.