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Dwarves' Earth Treasures Museum:
Crowley's Ridge Agates
Crowley's Ridge in Arkansas, Missouri & Louisiana
   Crowley's Ridge Agates were found as river-worn pieces in the floodplains of Mississippi River near Forrest City, Arkansas and the hard limestones of Crowley's Ridge is said to be the source of those lace-like agates. Some agates may be found in Mississippi, Missouri and along the Mississippi river all the way to Louisiana. The colors are typically dull yellow to tan and widely fractured, but good specimens have been found with great banding details and rare reddish colors. Some agates would look best if left in their natural forms, some look best if contour-polished, some looking best if oiled (ugh!), and others looking best if cut.  From time to time, they can be found along Crowley's Ridge tracing to the lace-agate and quartz site at Washington county. Some agates apparently had been made reddish as a result of wildfires and it must be noted that some agates can be heat-treated to get bright red and white colors.

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Rough Appearance: Rounded forms as result of river tumbling, will have yellowish agate showing, sometimes with reddish tints.
Some people "bath" them in mineral oil to show more details.

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Agate
 Agate Agate
Unexpected details and colors
Typical yellow to tan river-worn forms
From Louisiana
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It was found in the rough lot, but it may had
been either artificially heat-treated or a result
of heating by natural wildfire.
Typical yellow colors Rare natural orange color

Agate

Polished




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