One of my newest endeavours! This large fire agate carving from Slaughter Mountain is highly three dimensional with deep valleys and large bubbles giving the carving an organic almost living appearance. I was lucky that the rough stone allowed me to leave sections of uncut and undamaged quartz crystals along the edge of the fire and bottom of the stone.
Pieces like this happen extremely rarely, as the nature of the botryoidal formation of fire agate, which forms in constrained cavities in the host matrix, tend to produce smaller nodules. Mining and extractions from the hard host rock creates fractures and breakages adding to the rarity of such undamaged material. This is a good example of a investor stone and perfect for any serious collector's display!
-Ryszard Krukowski, Matt Krukowski