Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Moroccan Agate Agate is a unique natural wonder, with no two identical specimens: Each has a different pattern and color. It occurs in various volcanic and sedimentary rocks in nearly all countries on earth. Moroccan agates from the Atlas Mountains were first identified in the 1940s but only recently have they drawn the interest of collectors worldwide. The town of Sidi Rahal is located about 60 km east of Marrakesh. The agate outcrops occur nearby in an area approximately 4050 km long and 5 km wide. Although the region is abundant with these gems, it is not being worked on a commercial scale. Every day locals look for agate to sell to gem collectors from around the world. The most spectacular specimens are used for carvings and cabochons. I now have a source for this agate even in pieces large enough for big knives such as a Buck 110. This stone has been extremely hard to obtain so I am excited to have been able to get enough to keep me busy for months! I am going to be posting a large number of pictures of these knives at this stone is astonishing in it's beauty and in the incredible variations of the agate.