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Horrse Mountain Tennessee Agate

Horse Mountain Tennessee Agate is found on the farms around Wartrace. Most of it is a honey to peach color banded agate. When cut thin with a light behind it, you get a rainbow of color called Iris. When heat treated you change the color to a brown/orange Cornelian. You do not see much of it, since the farm owners think it has great value and will not let you collect on their farms. One or two try to sell the agate. It's one of those agates you have in your collection, but not sure what to do with it. I've never seen the treated agate so not sure if that helps or not. I'm going to show you two pieces under different lighting methods. I will try to add more of the larger agets found recently over the next few months.

Here is the first Horse Mountain Tennesee Iris Agate cabs with simple light on the front and the back. You can see a little Iris, but not as much as you will if the agate is in the dark.

This is the first Horse Mountain Tennessee Iris Agate cab with light comeing from the back at about 30 degrees and at 2 o'clock. The front of the stone is in the dark. If I move the light around at different angles I will get different colors, but this position gives the best color or Iris.

This is second Horse Mountain Tennessee Iris Agate cab with light directed on the front and back.

This is the second Horse Mountain Tennessee Iris Agate cab with light comeing from the back at about 30 degrees and at 2 o'clock. The front of the stone is in the dark. If I move the light around at different angles I will get different colors, but this position gives the best color.




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