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Brazilian Piranha Agate

Gorgeous Piranha Agate semi precious gemstone cabochons from Brazil!

Piranha Agate comes from the State of Parana, near Guarapuava, Brazil and appears to be closely related to what is generally called Brazilian Agate. The name is probably the gringo spelling of its location!

The agates are found in volcanic rocks from the Parana basaltic group and form the largest basalt flow on the earth.

Brazil has the most massive deposits of agate in the world and they are mostly found in southern Brazil, in the basalt flow of the Serra Geral Formation. This area has the largest known basalt flow on earth and the agates here are believed to be about 130 million years old.

 

Many rocks found in rivers of this region consist entirely of agate!

In past years an estimated 3000 tons per year of Agate has been mined in Brazil. 

Piranha Agates appeared in the rock world in the 1970's and are well-known for their intense colors, strong contrast, and excellent banding.

Agate is a member of the chalcedony family, or a microcrystalline quartz, and it has a hardness of about 7 on the Moh's scale. Agates make great gemstone cabochons for jewelry. The name is derived from its occurrence at the Achates River in southwestern Sicily.

Metaphysical Properties: In general Agates are said to be stabilizing and strengthening. They improve memory and increase energy.

  • Brazilian Piranha Agate Bead Pendant #1 Brazilian Piranha Agate Bead Pendant #1

    Brazilian Piranha Agate Stone Bead Pendant #1

    Translucent Brazilian Piranha Agate. This rectangle shaped bead pendant is drilled with a 3.75 mm hole near the top for hanging on your cord or chain, or adding into your bead creation! It is 51 mm by 13 mm and 8 mm thick. It is finished on both...

    $45.00
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  • Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon #10 Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon #10

    Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon #10

    Oval shaped black and white striped semi precious gemstone Piranha Agate from Brazil designer cabochon 32 mm by 26 mm and 6 mm thick. Translucent with tight dark brown and black bands. Gorgeous Piranha Agate semi precious gemstone cabochons from...

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  • Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon #4

    Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon #4

    Fan shaped semi precious gemstone Piranha Agate from Brazil designer cabochon 31 mm at its widest by 25 mm long and 3 mm thick. Very translucent! Gorgeous Piranha Agate semi precious gemstone cabochons from Brazil! Pirahna Agate...

    $25.00
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  • Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon #13 Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon #13

    Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon #13

    Round shaped brown agate with "floating" orange triangles semi precious gemstone Piranha Agate from Brazil designer cabochon 27 mm in diameter and 5 mm thick. Very translucent! Gorgeous Piranha Agate semi precious gemstone cabochons from...

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  • Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochons Suite or Set #3 Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochons Suite or Set #3

    Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochons Suite or Set #3

    5 Piece setThis is a 5 piece suite or set of semi precious gemstone Piranha Agate cabochons from Brazil. It is very translucent with reddish brown pattern. The center stone cabochon is a bowed triangle shape 37 mm (1.5 inches) long by 29 mm wide at...

    $200.00
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  • Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochons Suite or Set #3 Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochons Suite or Set #3

    Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon Suite or Set #1

    5 piece setThis is a 5 piece suite or set of semi precious gemstone Piranha Agate cabochons from Brazil. It is very translucent with brown, white and black banding. The center stone cabochon is a bowed triangle shape 38 mm (1.5 inches) long by 29 mm...

    $200.00
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  • Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon #8 Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon #8

    Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon #8

    31 mm by 25 mm Pretty freeform fan shaped brown, clear and red striped semi precious gemstone Piranha Agate from Brazil designer cabochon 31 mm wide by 25 mm long and 5 mm thick.  Banded and very translucent! Gorgeous Piranha Agate semi precious...

    $35.00
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  • Brazilian Piranha Agate Matched Pair Cabochons #5 Brazilian Piranha Agate Matched Pair Cabochons #5

    Brazilian Piranha Agate Matched Pair Cabochons #5

    Freeform shield shaped brown , black and clear translucent semi precious gemstone Piranha Agate from Brazil designer matched pair cabochons 19 mm wide and 16 mm wide by 3.5 mm thick. These semiprecious gemstone cabochons weigh about 8 carats each...

    $28.00
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  • Brazilian Piranha Agate Matched Pair Cabochons #16 Brazilian Piranha Agate Matched Pair Cabochons #16

    Brazilian Piranha Agate Matched Pair Cabochons #16

    Matched pair brown, red and clear translucent banded semi precious stone Piranha Agate from Brazil triangle designer cabochons 28.5 mm long by 17.5 mm wide and 3.5 mm thick. Very translucent! These semiprecious gemstone cabochons weigh about 10.5 carats...

    $40.00
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  • Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon #12 Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon #12

    Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon #12

    Oval shaped brown, black and clear banded semi precious gemstone Piranha Agate from Brazil designer cabochon 61 mm by 38 mm and 6.5 mm thick.  Very translucent! Gorgeous Piranha Agate semi precious gemstone...

    $55.00
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