Apache Sage Rhyolite Slabs (Mimbres Valley Picture Rhyolite) from New Mexico

Apache Sage is also known as Mimbres Valley Picture Rhyolite. It comes from a small deposit in the Mimbres Valley, northeast of Demming, New Mexico. Apache Sage has a fantastic dendritic pattern and a background of colorful swirls that looks like sagebrush or trees against a sweeping sky. Rhyolite is of volcanic origin. It polishes well with diamond, tin oxide, or cerium oxide. MOHs hardness is 5.5 to 6.

Ruler is in Inches.


Example of an Apache Sage Cabochon

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