The gallery below shows some of the agates from Whitecliffs, Canterbury. One of the photos is a specimen of very rare petrified wood with infilling of porcelain agate. Whitecliffs agates are multi-coloured, varying from subtle porcelain colours to sardonyx. These stones come from a did administered by the Canterbury Mineral and Lapidary Club with the kind permission of the land owners. Entry is only with guided club trips. The agates are difficult to find, and a hard day’s digging in very hard rock can often go unrewarded.
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