Saturday, July 28, 2007

Blue Agate 101


Blue Agate 101




This is a picture of Holley Blue agate (AKA Holly Blue) from Oregon (This IS NOT Ellensburg Blue Agate) While this specimen does look very similar to E-blue to the untrained eye, it is only worth a few bucks. Actually, you can find tons of it on ebay if you would like to own a specimen.


For other examples of non-Ellensburg blue, take the Ellensburg Blue Agate challenge at www.blueagates.com

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Blue Agate 101



Blue Agate 101



This is a picture of Blue Lace agate from Africa (This IS NOT Ellensburg Blue Agate) While incrusted with beautiful crystals (Drusy) and is also Botryoidal (AKA turtleback) it is only worth a few bucks. Actually, you can find tons of it on ebay if you would like to own a specimen. (Mine is kept in the garden)



For other examples of non-Ellensburg blue, take the Ellensburg Blue Agate challenge at www.blueagates.com

Monday, July 23, 2007

Auction piece on ebay

See blog post on May 2006 for details

It pays to do a little research. . . .

For those of you bright enough to do a bit of homework before buying Ellensburg Blue Agate from an auction site, note that as I write this post, they are some pretty nice “mislabeled" blues online!

You too can buy a piece of blue lace agate worth maybe a buck, for much more!