...on the highway to Calvillo from Aguascalientes.
On the road to Calvillo in Aguascalientes, México (52 km)

 

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Fire Agate is thought to have been discovered in the year 1966 by Miguel de Loera, a miner,
in the town of Calvillo, from the state of Aguascalientes in northern México.
   
(...a bit of local Calvillo folklore...)

guayaba harvest calvilloFire agate is a magical and brilliant colored gem stone that is found only in a few states in northern Mexico (Aguascalientes, San Luis Potosi, Chihuahua) and in the state of Arizona and California in the United States. Fire agate or 'agata de fuego' as it is called in Spanish is commonly found in bright golden colors of fire, with more rare multicolored fire and a variety of fire configurations of different size fire bubbles in a chalcedony quartz mixture that varies from brown, to clear, to the much sought after black or 'negrita' color.

This website was created with the help of "Matlachin" and a couple other local miners, dedicated to all of the Calvillo miners 'mineros' who spend their lives climbing the Sierra Mountain range and digging away at a living that just barely feeds their families. But, with the hope of finding a true 'imperial' quality fire agate gem that can bring them thousands of pesos (if cut and polished properly) is forever in their minds, each and every day of their life.

We help to sell stones for some of these brave and hardworking men, and have become good friends with them over the past few years. It has been a great pleasure to meet and work with them and the friendships are for a lifetime...

Saludos amigos!         

The information provided in this website is to help our miner friends and their families who have been devastated over the years by shady deals with foreigners, as well as with unscrupulous Mexican Nationals, including the Mexican government who's inability to protect the miners; who for generations have owned and run these mines that are considered by some to be as rich as the diamond mines in Africa.

 

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