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Agate Marbles

Agate is a colored variety of quartz that was hand-ground into marbles. They were a favorite of many marble players, especially as shooters because agates are denser than other marbles. This made it easier to knock the opponent’s marbles out of the ring. Most agates can be identified by the alternating light and dark bands that circle the marbles. The bands usually alternate red and white, brown and white, or grey and white, although a large variety of colors can be found, including black. Agate marbles are commonly called carnelians when they are reddish but without bands, striped carnelians when red and white banded and striped onyx when black or brown. (read more below listings)

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VINTAGE TRANSPARENT GREEN AKRO AGATE CORKSCREW MARBLE 23 32 MINT 1019B
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2 Large Marbles Made From Christensen Agate Cullet
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AMAZING VINTAGE CHRISTENSEN AGATE FLAME SWIRL MARBLE 19 32 MINT 1019D
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Vintage Akro Agate Orange Black Halloween Corkscrew Marble Ako 73
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VINTAGE AKRO AGATE BLUE BLOOD CORKSCREW MARBLE 19 32 MINT 1019F
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Akro Agate Company Vintage Game Marbles NO 00 W Box 60 Count
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Christensen Alley Agate Calligraphy Akro Peltier German Marbles All Damaged
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Vintage 1920s Akro Agate Tin litho Marble Box no 150 awesome condition
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VINTAGE AKRO AGATE CORK SCREW MARBLE LEMONADE OXBLOOD 11 16 18MM MINT NR
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VINTAGE AKRO AGATE CORK SCREW MARBLE OXBLOOD YOLK WHITE 11 16 18MM MINT NR
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Akro Agate Stunning Mixed Corkscrew Lot Set Of 10 208
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VINTAGE CAC CHRISTENSEN AGATE MONSTER BRICK MARBLE 74 IN SIZE WET MINT LOOK
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VINTAGE CAC CHRISTENSEN AGATE SUPER MONSTER BLACK BRICK MARBLE 73 IN SIZE
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VINTAGE CAC CHRISTENSEN AGATE BLACK BRICK MARBLE 70 IN SIZE
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Vintage Marble Bag With 14 Akro Agate Corkscrew Marbles Nice Collection
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Akro Agate Stunning Mixed Corkscrew Lot Set Of 11 211
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Hand-cut agates are generally found in banded and carnelian varieties. The banded varieties have distinct concentric rings and the sphere. They command a value that is about double the carnelian examples. Carnelians are a more uniform brownish-red color. Many agate marbles have subsurface moons because of their extensive use as shooters.

There are many machine-ground agates available. These are modern. Hand-cut agates have tiny facets on the surface. You can see the light dance on the surface if you look closely at the surface when turning the marble. There are also dyed agates available. Some of these are older, hand-cuts and some are modern. A chemical process is used to highlight the brightness of the natural colors. Usually they are found in green, blue, and black and occasionally in yellow.