Group Photos I
(Last Modified January 22, 2005)
Group ID: group_001
Here's a collection of some of my favorite Paradise Beach agates taken in a gold pan. Stone sizes range from 1/4 inch to 2 1/2 inches. Individual stone photos reveal more detail why these are the best of the crop from Paradise Beach. Collected since 1991.
Group ID: group_002
Here's a classic collection of some of my Mom's best Paradise Beach agates. The richness of color found on Paradise Beach is astonishing.
Group ID: group_003
These little dollies are found naturally polished along Paradise Beach. All are complete nodules. We've found complete nodules as small as 1/8 inch! The natural characteristics and shine make this group especially beautiful. Some with very detailed eyes.
Group ID: group_004
Classic paradise beach nodules from 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches. Nodules here are grouped by color. The dark green, brown and reds are the higher quality while lighter shades of pink and gray tend to be quartz filled. Most are whole. While none in this group appear in the individual favorites photos, several have unique exposures of inner agate.
Group ID: group_005
These 1/4 to 1 inch agate nodules and chips from top to bottom are mustards, hard whites with mustard, hard whites, hard whites with blue, blue, whiter whites, water washed agates with lines, others. The hard whites are most beautiful close up, often with premium hard agate and lines inside.
Group ID: group_006
Closeup of some 1/4 to 1 inch agates with lines and white agates in Group group_005..
Group ID: group_007
Sizes range from 1/8 to 1 1/2 inches. The nodules shown here are smoother, harder and more glassy than those in Group group_004. Also shown are transparents; pretty ambers, strawberry shortcakes (red and white blended), greens, clears.
Group ID: group_008
A closeup of the strawberry shortcake agates in Group group_007.
Group ID: group_009
Raisonettes and attached nodules. Attached nodules are agates that remain attached to the surrounding Basalt in which they were born. Beautiful expressions of erosion in progress. Raisonettes often are very hard with agate veins. Some with more veins than others.
Group ID: group_010
Premium quality nodules less than 1/2 inch. Naturally beautiful.
Group ID: group_011
Premium chips of all colors and classes around 3/16 inch. Glassy! Natural.
Group ID: group_012
Hard white nodules around 3/16 inch. Naturally beautiful.
Group ID: group_013
Agates in watercolor.
Group ID: group_014
A beautiful set of smaller 1/8" to 5/8" Paradise Beach agates.