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We were introduced a few years ago to "Needles Blue Agate" by Maggie McShan from Needles, California. Maggie and
her husband Frank ran an Old Time Rock Shop there in Needles and are well known in the Rockhound community. Chris
obtained a very interesting Needles Blue Agate specimen display box
(NOT FOR SALE) that Maggie and Frank have
marked from the Blue Danube Mine.
We'll let the McShans explain this mineral with the description in their
display. This mineral is very rare and only found in one location. The
agate forms in layers within the matrix stone and must be cut out to
make cabochons or other jewelry. We have been looking for Needles
blue Agate for years now and finally found some old stock that
probably came from Maggie and Franks shop. When Maggie died
the entire shop sold off with little or no notice to the rockhound
community so many years of collections were lost to who knows
where. From time to time we find a few pieces from their collections.
Item# 29NBAS04149960
105g Needles Blue Agate
Rough Slab

$26.25
105 gram Slab
Rough Specimen of Needles Blue Agate in Rhyolite Porphyry.
Very nice specimen with an overall specimen size of
4.7 x 3.7 x 2.1 inches (119 x 96 x 5.3mm).
Photos on left taken dry in natural sunlight
Photos on right taken wet in natural sunlight
Item# 33NBAR04149922
237g Needles Blue Agate
Rough

$42.66
237 gram  Rough Specimen of Needles Blue Agate in
Rhyolite Porphyry.
Very nice specimen with an overall specimen size of
3.4 x 2.2 x 1.6 inches (8.6 x 5.7 x 4.2cm).
Photos on left taken dry in natural sunlight
Photos on right taken wet in natural sunlight
Item# 1NBAR04148561
167g Needles Blue Agate
Rough

$30.06
167 gram  Rough Specimen of Needles Blue Agate in
Rhyolite Porphyry.
Very nice specimen with an overall specimen size of
2.3 x 2.4 x 1.4 inches (6 x 6.3 x 3.6cm).
Photos on left taken dry in natural sunlight
Photos on right taken wet in natural sunlight
Nice plate like vein!
weighs 5.9 oz or 0.37 lb (167g)

Needles Blue Agate is rare stone that is single source from the Blue Danube Mine near Lake Havasu. The Needles Gem and Mineral Club of
Needles, CA had a claim on this location and members and their guests were allowed to dig many years ago. Not sure of the status now. We  
contacted the Needles Gem and Mineral Club to verify the status of the claim on this elusive and rare stone. Their response was...
"Hi Chris and Dan!
The status is still the same.  Yes, the Needles Gem and Mineral Club hold the right to the claim and it can only be used by members in good
standing (who may bring a guest.) Thanks for asking!
Sally"
This Blue Agate forms in veins in a Rhyolite Porphyry. Cutting the blue agate from the matrix is a painstaking effort. Sometimes a combination
mix of Agate and Rhyolite make very nice cabs. The colors of this wonderful agate range from clear, light blue, medium blue, dark blue, blue black
and may occasionally have a slight blue green tint. Grading of this stone by color is a matter of choice. Most people prefer the brighter light to
medium blue, but we have seen some stunning blue black cabs set in sterling silver that are beautiful.

Purchasing this rare to find stone gets to be expensive. Market prices for this rough agate may well exceed a dollar per gram, with trimmed agate
and polished pieces reaching prices of up to five dollars per gram. We have been lucky and have gotten some old stock pieces from some of the
lucky few who were able to dig at the Blue Danube Mine. We have been collecting this stone for many years now and it is time to start sharing.
We will be listing some rough specimens, some slabs and some trimmed agate with most of the host rock removed. Do not think that there is an
abundance of this material available, we have a very limited supply of this very difficult to find, Needles Blue Agate.
Item# 2NBAR04147772
353g Needles Blue Agate
Rough

$63.54
353 gram  Rough Specimen of Needles Blue Agate in
Rhyolite Porphyry.
Very nice specimen with an overall specimen size of
3.2 x 2.7 x 2.7 inches (8.1 x 6.9 x 6.9cm).
Photos on left taken dry in natural sunlight
Photos on right taken wet in natural sunlight
Multiple plate like veins!
weighs 12.4 oz or 0.77 lb (353g)
The listings below are all trimmed pieces with varying amounts of rhyolite removed
Item# 3NBAT04149999
7.5 gram Needles Blue Agate Trimmed

$13.50
7.5 gram (37.5 Carat) Trimmed Specimen of Needles Blue Agate with almost all Rhyolite Porphyry removed.
Very nice specimen with an overall specimen size of 0.82 x 0.66 x 0.48 inches (20 x 16.8 x 12.4mm).
Ships to USA ONLY 1st Class Mail. (shipping included in sales price). For shipping outside the USA please
contact us at
admin@spiritrockshop.com for shipping charges to your country. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS ITEM
IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE USA without contacting us first!
Item# 4NBAT04148999
57gram Needles Blue Agate Trimmed

$25.08
57 gram Trimmed Specimen of Needles Blue Agate vein plate with Rhyolite Porphyry layer top and bottom.
Very nice specimen with an overall specimen size of 2.1 x 1.7 x 0.55 inches (54 x 43 x 14mm).
Ships to USA ONLY 1st Class Mail. (shipping included in sales price). For shipping outside the USA please
contact us at
admin@spiritrockshop.com for shipping charges to your country. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS ITEM
IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE USA without contacting us first!
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Item# 5NBAT04147999
17gram Needles Blue Agate Trimmed

$12.62
17 gram Trimmed Specimen of Needles Blue Agate vein plate with Rhyolite Porphyry layer top and bottom.
Very nice specimen with an overall specimen size of 1.9 x 0.76 x 0.52 inches (48 x 19.5 x 13.4mm).
Ships to USA ONLY 1st Class Mail. (shipping included in sales price). For shipping outside the USA please
contact us at
admin@spiritrockshop.com for shipping charges to your country. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS ITEM
IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE USA without contacting us first!
Photographed DRY
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Item# 6NBAT04146999
14 gram Needles Blue Agate
Trimmed

$12.70
14 gram (70 carats) Trimmed Specimen of Needles Blue Agate with almost all Rhyolite Porphyry removed.
Very nice specimen with an overall specimen size of 2 x 0.58 x 0.41 inches (52 x 14.9 x 10.5mm).
Ships to USA ONLY 1st Class Mail. (shipping included in sales price). For shipping outside the USA please
contact us at
admin@spiritrockshop.com for shipping charges to your country. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS ITEM
IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE USA without contacting us first!
Item# 7NBAT04146999
5.5 gram Needles Blue Agate Trimmed
and Tumbled

$14.57
5.5 gram (27.5 Carats) Trimmed and Tumbled Specimen of Needles Blue Agate with almost all
Rhyolite Porphyry removed. Very nice specimen with an overall specimen size of 1.3 x 0.67 x 0.32 to
0.13 inches (33 x 17 x 8.1 to 3.4mm).Has small / deep saw mark shown on top right photo.
Colors on this specimen are very similar to Shattuckite.
Ships to USA ONLY 1st Class Mail. (shipping included in sales price). For shipping outside the USA
please contact us at
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Photographed DRY
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^ saw mark
Item# 8NBAT04145999
24 gram Needles Blue Agate Trimmed

$16.20
24 gram Trimmed Specimen of Needles Blue Agate with Rhyolite Porphyry
matrix. Very nice specimen with an overall specimen size of 1.29 x 1 x 0.36
to 0.65 inches (32.9 x 25 x 9.3 to 16.6mm).

Ships to USA ONLY 1st Class Mail. (shipping included in sales price). For
shipping outside the USA please contact us at
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for shipping charges to your country. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS ITEM IF
YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE USA without contacting us first!
Item# 9NBAT04144999
22.5g (112.5 carat) Needles Blue Agate
Trimmed

$31.50
22.5 gram (112.5 Carat) Trimmed Specimen of Needles Blue Agate with almost all Rhyolite Porphyry removed.
Very nice specimen with an overall specimen size of 1.74 x 0.8 x 0.46 to 0.81 inches (44 x 22 x 12.3 to 20.6mm).
Ships to USA ONLY 1st Class Mail. (shipping included in sales price). For shipping outside the USA please
contact us at
admin@spiritrockshop.com for shipping charges to your country. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS ITEM
IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE USA without contacting us first!
Item# 10NBAT04143999
30 gram Needles Blue Agate Trimmed

$13.00
30 gram Trimmed Specimen of Needles Blue Agate with Rhyolite Porphyry
matrix. Very nice specimen with an overall specimen size of 2 x 0.76 x 0.42
to 0.88 inches (52 x 19 x 10.7 to 22.4mm).

Ships to USA ONLY 1st Class Mail. (shipping included in sales price). For
shipping outside the USA please contact us at
admin@spiritrockshop.com
for shipping charges to your country. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS ITEM IF
YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE USA without contacting us first!
Item# 11NBAT04142999
72 gram Brecciated Needles Blue Agate
Trimmed

$34.68
72 gram Trimmed Specimen of Brecciated Needles Blue Agate with
Rhyolite Porphyry matrix. Very nice specimen with an overall specimen size
of 2.8 x 1.9 x 0.61 inches (73 x 49 x 15.5mm).

Ships to USA ONLY 1st Class Mail. (shipping included in sales price). For
shipping outside the USA please contact us at
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for shipping charges to your country. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS ITEM IF
YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE USA without contacting us first!
Item# 12NBAT04141999
27.5g (137.5 carat) Needles Blue Agate
Trimmed

$38.50
27.5 gram (137.5 Carat) Trimmed Specimen of Needles Blue Agate with almost all Rhyolite Porphyry removed.
Very nice specimen with an overall specimen size of 1.6 x 1.1 x 0.47 inches (41 x 28 x 12mm).
Ships to USA ONLY 1st Class Mail. (shipping included in sales price). For shipping outside the USA please
contact us at
admin@spiritrockshop.com for shipping charges to your country. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS ITEM
IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE USA without contacting us first!
Item# 13NBAT04140999
14 gram Needles Blue Agate Trimmed

$19.60
14 gram Trimmed Specimen of Needles Blue Agate with almost all
Rhyolite Porphyry removed. Very nice specimen with an overall specimen
size of 1.4 x 0.97 x 0.30 to 0.36 inches (37 x 24 x 7.5 to 9.2mm).

Ships to USA ONLY 1st Class Mail. (shipping included in sales price). For
shipping outside the USA please contact us at
admin@spiritrockshop.com
for shipping charges to your country. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS ITEM IF
YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE USA without contacting us first!
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Item# 14NBAT04149899
24 gram Needles Blue Agate Trimmed

$31.20
24 gram Trimmed Specimen of Needles Blue Agate with almost all
Rhyolite Porphyry removed. Very nice specimen with an overall specimen
size of 1.9 x 0.75 x 0.58 inches (49 x 19 x 14mm).

Ships to USA ONLY 1st Class Mail. (shipping included in sales price). For
shipping outside the USA please contact us at
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for shipping charges to your country. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS ITEM IF
YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE USA without contacting us first!
Photographed DRY
Item# 15NBAT04148899
12.5 gram Needles Blue Agate Trimmed

$14.50
12.5 gram Trimmed Specimen of Needles Blue Agate with almost all
Rhyolite Porphyry removed. Very nice specimen with an overall specimen
size of 1 x 0.9 x 0.49 inches (27 x 23 x 12.5mm).

Ships to USA ONLY 1st Class Mail. (shipping included in sales price). For
shipping outside the USA please contact us at
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for shipping charges to your country. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS ITEM IF
YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE USA without contacting us first!
Photographed DRY
Item# 16NBAT04147899
15.5 gram Needles Blue Agate Trimmed

$12.60
15.5 gram Trimmed Specimen of Needles Blue Agate with  Rhyolite
Porphyry matrix. Very nice specimen with an overall specimen size of
1.4 x 0.9 x 0.6 inches (37 x 24 x 16mm).

Ships to USA ONLY 1st Class Mail. (shipping included in sales price). For
shipping outside the USA please contact us at
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for shipping charges to your country. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS ITEM IF
YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE USA without contacting us first!
Photographed DRY
Item# 17NBAT04146899
11 gram Needles Blue Agate Trimmed

$11.40
11 gram Trimmed Specimen of Needles Blue Agate with almost all
Rhyolite Porphyry removed. Very nice specimen with an overall specimen
size of 1.2 x 0.6 x 0.48 inches (31 x 15 x 12mm).

Ships to USA ONLY 1st Class Mail. (shipping included in sales price). For
shipping outside the USA please contact us at
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for shipping charges to your country. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS ITEM IF
YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE USA without contacting us first!
Photographed DRY
Item# 18NBAT04145899
45 gram Needles Blue Agate Trimmed
Display Piece with Nice Vug

$57.00
45 gram  Trimmed Display Specimen of Needles Blue Agate with Rhyolite Porphyry Matrix. This one has 3 sides
cut and a Beautiful coloring with an added drusi lined vug. A great collection piece with an overall specimen size of
2.1 x 1.18 x 0.9 inches (53 x 30 x 24mm).
Photographed DRY
Item# 19NBAT04144899
34 gram Needles Blue Agate Trimmed

$14.96
34 gram Trimmed Specimen of Needles Blue Agate with Rhyolite Porphyry
matrix. Very nice specimen with an overall specimen size of
1.9 x 1.4 x 0.6 inches (48 x 36 x 16mm).

Ships to USA ONLY 1st Class Mail. (shipping included in sales price). For
shipping outside the USA please contact us at
admin@spiritrockshop.com
for shipping charges to your country. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS ITEM IF
YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE USA without contacting us first!