Blue Ice Agate is also known as Blue Ice Ocean Agate and sometimes Blue Ice Polka Dot Agate.
It is found at the Polka Dot Agate mine near Madras, Oregon. It comes from the same area as the well known Polka Dot Agate.
Polka Dot Agate is so named for it's polka dot pattern. The dots in the agate range in size from very tiny up to about 1/4 inch across. Most of them are completely agatized, but some appear to be a soft iron oxide material similar to limonite or hematite. Most of the dots are sharp, concentric spheres. Others are spherical but with a slightly irregular outline.
This semi precious gemstone material known as Blue Ice is considered the HIGH GRADE of the Polka Dot Agate, because of its lovely translucent light blue color. Only about 5% of the Polka Dot Agate is High Grade enough to be called Blue Ice Agate.
The Polka Dot Agate mine is owned by West Coast Mining. They also own or work several other mines , including ones that produce Opal Butte opal, Blue Mountain Jasper, Amethyst Sage Agate, and Rocky Butte Jasper.
The Polka Dot Agate Mine is open to the public. On a limited schedule, you can visit the mine and you can purchase what you find!
Metaphysical Properties of Blue Ice Agate: