60mm x 32mm

Large opaque coloured agates are rare in the St Cyrus area. This exceptional stone was picked up by myself close to where a stream meets the shore, after a spell of heavy rain during the autumn of 2015.  There were deep orange-red tubes evident on the outside of the nodule, but sadly these obviously did not penetrate the rest of the nodule. It is tempting to consider cutting closer to the edge, but since the stone is now beautifully polished I am less inlined to consider doing so.

                   The subtle pastel shades have a calming effect on the viewer I feel. The stone displays some of the mellow colours of a sunset over the ocean. In over a year of collecting regularly in the area, I have yet to see anything of a similar grand size and undamaged nature.