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Mineral Specimen #5477    Michigan Oolitic Agate

Green Oak Twp. near Brighton, Livingston Co., Michigan

11.2 x 5.6 x 4.9 cm


A form of Oolitic Agate with colors ranging from rosy red/pink to pink to gray to white. These agates are found in the glacial moraines outside of Brighton, Michigan. This specimen was uncovered during gravel mining in Green Oak township. It has been cut and polished to a brightfinish. This specimen is a little better than most in both color and because it has some banding which is not usually seen. An interesting note, I live on a glacial moraine in Brighton Twonship about 3 miles north of the now, long defunct gravel pits where this specimen came from. We actually find similar agates on occasion in theyard. I have had them cut and polished but none have had as nice as color as this specimen.

Condition: Very Good

Flaws: Two small, hairline, barely visible cracks - one near an edge and the other near the hollow area.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Michigan | Quartz | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars