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Fortification Agate

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A variety of Agate

Agate with sharp-angled bands which resemble the outlines of fortifications of a castle.

Classification of Fortification Agate

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Other Names for Fortification Agate

Other Languages:
German:Festungsachat
Varieties:
Fairburn Agate

Other Information

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  • Localities for Fortification Agate

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    Argentina
     
    Australia
     
    Canada
     
    • Manitoba
      • Souris
    Ormerod, M. J., M.D. (1964) Gemstones of Manitoba: Lapidary Journal, v.18, no. 6, p. 704.
    Leiper (ed.), 1966. The Agates of North America
    Iran
    http://iranian-agates.freeservers.com/
    Mexico
     
    • Chihuahua
      • Mun. de Ahumada
        • Estacion Ojo Laguna
          • Ojo Laguna
    Panama
     
    UK
     
      • Strathclyde (Ayrshire)
    USA
     
    • Arizona
      • Greenlee Co.
        • Shannon Mts
          • Copper Mountain District (Clifton-Morenci District)
    Hunter, R. 1977 East of the sunshine but west of the moon: Lapidary Journal, v. 30, no. 12, p. 2834-2839
        • Gila Bend area
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 348; Richards, R.A. (1956a), Arizona agate hunting, Rocks&Min.: 31: 279-280.
        • Hassayampa
    Simpson, B., and Mitchell, J. R. 1989 Gem Trails of Arizona: Gem Guides Book company, Baldwin Park, California, 124 p.
      • Pima Co.
        • Empire Mts
          • Empire District
    Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 348.
    • California
      • Los Angeles Co.
        • Lang
    mineralsocal.org
      • Riverside Co.
    Strong, M. F. 1971a Desert Gem Trails. A Field Guide to the Gems and Minerals of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts: Second Revised Edition, Gem Guides Book Co., Baldwin Park, CA, 80 p.
    • Colorado
      • Las Animas Co.
    Minerals of Colorado (1997) E.B. Eckels
      • Weld Co.
    [var: Fairburn Agate] Pearl, 1958. Colorado Gem Trails & Mineral Guide
    [var: Fairburn Agate] http://www.buenavistagemworks.com/agates/fairburn.htm
    www.dnr.state.mn.us/education/geology/digging/agate.html.
    • Missouri
    Jay Ellis Ransom,1974, Gems and Minerals of America
    Jay Ellis Ransom,1974,Gems and Minerals of America
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
      • Buffalo Co.
    The Minerals and Gemstones of Nebraska CSD U Neb EC 2
      • Dawes Co.
    The Minerals and Gemstones of Nebraska CSD U Neb EC 2
    The Minerals and Gemstones of Nebraska CSD U Neb EC 2
      • Dawson Co.
    The Minerals and Gemstones of Nebraska CSD U Neb EC 2
    The Minerals and Gemstones of Nebraska CSD U Neb EC 2
      • Dodge Co.
    The Minerals and Gemstones of Nebraska CSD U Neb EC 2
      • Hall Co.
    The Minerals and Gemstones of Nebraska CSD U Neb EC 2
    The Minerals and Gemstones of Nebraska CSD U Neb EC 2
      • Lincoln Co.
    The Minerals and Gemstones of Nebraska CSD U Neb EC 2
      • Merrick Co.
    The Minerals and Gemstones of Nebraska CSD U Neb EC 2
      • Morrill Co.
    The Minerals and Gemstones of Nebraska CSD U Neb EC 2
      • Scotts Bluff Co.
    The Minerals and Gemstones of Nebraska CSD U Neb EC 2
    The Minerals and Gemstones of Nebraska CSD U Neb EC 2
      • Sheridan Co.
    [var: Fairburn Agate]
    [var: Fairburn Agate]
      • Sioux Co.
    The Minerals and Gemstones of Nebraska CSD U Neb EC 2
    The Minerals and Gemstones of Nebraska CSD U Neb EC 2
    • Nevada
    Kunz, 1892. Gems & Precious Stones of N. America, p.133.
    • New Mexico
      • Hidalgo Co.
    Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
      • Sierra Co.
    The Mineralogist, v. 9, no. 5, p. 181.
    • South Dakota
      • Custer Co.
    [var: Fairburn Agate] [Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index"]
    [var: Fairburn Agate] Clark, Roger (2002) Fairburn Agate: Gem of South Dakota (Silverwind Agates, Publ., Appleton WI); pgs. 21,24,79 et al.
    [var: Fairburn Agate] Clark, Roger (2002) Fairburn Agate: Gem of South Dakota (Silverwind Agates, Publ., Appleton WI); pgs. 21,24,79 et al.
    [var: Fairburn Agate] Clark, Roger (2002) Fairburn Agate: Gem of South Dakota (Silverwind Agates, Publ., Appleton WI); pgs. 21,24,79 et al.
      • Fall River Co.
    [var: Fairburn Agate]
    [var: Fairburn Agate] Lapidary Journal, v. 33, no. 6, p. 1410-1415
      • Pennington Co.
    [var: Fairburn Agate]
    [var: Fairburn Agate]
    • Texas
      • Brewster Co.
        • Alpine
    www.austingemandmineral.org
    Big Bend Country: Lapidary Journal, v. 16, no. 5, p. 527-530.
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