The Baraghan Agate Field
Baraghan agate field, Karadj, Tehran province
Baraghan agate field is one of the high elevation agate fields of Iran (2105 m) which worthy to visit because of its vicinity to Tehran, the capital. It is located about 48 km NW Tehran and 11 km NW Karadj city beside the first class road of Baraghan, a little nice village. This area is a little part of the southern side of Central Alborz mountains chain.Agate could be found in two main types: veins of moss agates mainly yellow to red in color, and white to grey and colorless nodular banded agates which are 1 to rarely 10 cm in diameter. The last, filled the gas vesicles of a porphyry andesite which is Eocene in age. Vein agates with 20-30 cm thickness filled the secondary fractures of andesitic sequence.
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Location of Baraghan agate field in Iran
Nodular agate. 37x31 mm
Yellow moss agate vein. 64x40 mm
Moss agate. 45x38 mm