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Solid Detroit Agate / Fordite Cabochon (suzybones)

Solid Detroit Agate / Fordite Cabochon (suzybones)

30 x 25 x 5mm     Solid Fordite cabochon, known locally as Detroit Agate. Not an agate at all, though, merely a happy accident! The original material was created many years ago at the Ford Rouge Plant just outside of Detroit, Michigan. Layer upon layer, paint over-spray built up on metal racks that transported new car bodies through the paint shop, and into the oven, where each coat was baked hard.

Solid Detroit Agate / Fordite Cabochon (suzybones)

30 x 25 x 5mm Solid Fordite cabochon, known locally as Detroit Agate. Not an agate at all, though, merely a happy accident! The original material was created many years ago at the Ford Rouge Plant just outside of Detroit, Michigan. Layer upon layer, paint over-spray built up on metal racks that transported new car bodies through the paint shop, and into the oven, where each coat was baked hard.

Solid Detroit Agate / Fordite Cabochon   (suzybones)

Solid Detroit Agate / Fordite Cabochon (suzybones)

Solid Detroit Agate / Fordite Cabochon (suzybones)

This is not agate! This is a piece of accumulated, layered dried paint from the automobile industry in Detroit, Michigan called Fordite.

This is not agate! This is a piece of accumulated, layered dried paint from the automobile industry in Detroit, Michigan called Fordite.

Fordite Cabochon/ Detroit Agate Lapidary

Fordite Cabochon/ Detroit Agate Lapidary

When picturing a meteorite, we generally think of it as something that’s jagged with a rough texture. Reddit user Isai76, however, recently shared something unexpected - a polished meteorite! In addition to the photo, fellow Redditor fewthe3rd explained what makes this polished piece so special. It’s technically a pallasitic meteorite, and the green-yellow transparent minerals are called olivine, which composes most of the upper mantle of the Earth. The metallic parts are an iron-nickel…

When picturing a meteorite, we generally think of it as something that’s jagged with a rough texture. Reddit user Isai76, however, recently shared something unexpected - a polished meteorite! In addition to the photo, fellow Redditor fewthe3rd explained what makes this polished piece so special. It’s technically a pallasitic meteorite, and the green-yellow transparent minerals are called olivine, which composes most of the upper mantle of the Earth. The metallic parts are an iron-nickel…

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38 x 17 x 4.7mm Solid Fordite cabochon, known locally as Detroit Agate. Not an agate at all, though, merely a happy accident! The original material was created many years ago at the Ford Rouge Plant just outside of Detroit, Michigan. Layer upon layer, paint over-spray built up on metal racks that transported new car bodies through the paint shop, and into the oven, where each coat was baked hard. We have worked with this fun material for over 25 years in all of it's incarnations, from the…

Solid Detroit Agate / Fordite Cabochon (suzybones)

38 x 17 x 4.7mm Solid Fordite cabochon, known locally as Detroit Agate. Not an agate at all, though, merely a happy accident! The original material was created many years ago at the Ford Rouge Plant just outside of Detroit, Michigan. Layer upon layer, paint over-spray built up on metal racks that transported new car bodies through the paint shop, and into the oven, where each coat was baked hard. We have worked with this fun material for over 25 years in all of it's incarnations, from the…

Solid Detroit Agate / Fordite Cabochon   WHIMSICAL by suzybones, $33.98

Solid Detroit Agate / Fordite Cabochon WHIMSICAL HEART 49 x 35mm (suzybones)

Solid Detroit Agate / Fordite Cabochon WHIMSICAL by suzybones, $33.98

Solid Detroit Agate / Fordite Cabochon suzybones by suzybones

Solid Detroit Agate / Fordite Cabochon (suzybones)

Solid Detroit Agate / Fordite Cabochon suzybones by suzybones

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