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Posted in response to Parrot Agate Appraisal? from Phil on November 28, 2007 at 08:02:29:

Re: Parrot Agate Appraisal?

Phil - Are you by any chance referring to "parrot wing", the intensely colored, silicified chrysocolla material? Blues, greens, reds, browns? Pricing depends on whether any of it is "gemmy", as in transparent rather than translucent or opaque. I recently bought totally silicified translucent material in blues and greens with some yellow and copper blebs for $10 per pound rough. I routinely wholesale my opaque jaspery material for $7.50 per pound rough. So, slab prices would run anywhere from $15 to $20 per pound for these grades of material.

KOR,

Jim Small
Small Wonders Lapidary
Church Hill, TN

From jim small - November 30, 2007 at 08:37:11
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