Well, I held out as long as I could.
My original plan was to wait on cutting until I had completely cleaned up the shop but Vickie had found some really interesting stuff recently and I had an itchy trigger finger so I put some oil in the small saw and voila!
Here's a great piece of agate with several different types.
We have some lovely examples of fortification (grey area at the top) and plume and there are some gorgeous little islets in the center.
This next piece is a great example of a stone that didn't look all that good on the outside but on the inside...
Gorgeous areas of fortification and plume- what some would call our local moss agate. The patterning and colours are very organic and I have cut one slice and plan on getting a few more. These will make some beautiful small pendants.
So now I guess I have to get the big saw going so we can get at some of her larger pieces. Stay tuned for more interesting materials in subsequent posts.