Marlys Mallét & Michael Redhawk

Stone Creation
24 x 18 x 2 in
Deming Agate (New Mexico): Honoring the flow of blue agate within this powerful stone, the artist set it into a compelling indigo void. Tribal shapes were then echoed into the blue, referencing the rich culture of its origin – New Mexico. Luna County in southern New Mexico is home to a rich area of Deming Agate and Thunderegg deposits. This specimen is from the famous “Big Diggins” discovery area that has produced much sought after colorful and unusual agate formations and Thundereggs. This slice is generally thought to be a “seam agate” where silica bearing waters filled seams in base rock to create very unusual and beautiful formations. The unusual shape of this specimen clearly displays this phenomenon of geology. The outer border of calcite frames the central formation of agate and quartz crystals creating a most interesting display.