Dig for Fire Agate

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You’ll be digging for and collecting Fire Agate in Duncan, Arizona at the Lazy B Ranch.

This location has been written about in rock & mineral magazine and there are multiple YouTube videos showing ordinary rockhounds collecting beautiful Fire Agate nodules.

You’ll spend most of your time picking up Agates right off the ground, they’re covered with it.  Don’t worry the process is fairly simple and you’re guaranteed to find some amazing nodules.

Once again, this is an excellent location for families and junior rockhounds.

Keep reading below to learn more about what to bring, clothing types, and driving directions.

Fire Agate

Fire Agate is a type of brown agate with iridescent layers inside of a clear to chalcedony.  You don’t see banding as you find in a typical Agate.  Instead, you’ll see iridescent nodules showing a rainbow of colors.

It’s found in Northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. The iridescence is caused by tiny inclusions of Goethite or Limonite. Some say that the color of the stone resembles the intense heat of the area.

fire agate rough

Tools and Tips

A rockhound will want to pack a variety of tools for this trip. They should have snacks and drinks in case they get thirsty or hungry. Don’t forget about the weather and make sure to dress appropriately.

Must-Have Tools and Accessories 

  • Sunscreen
  • Fanny pack is the ultimate way to collect these Agates
  • Small plastic buckets
  • Hat or sombrero
  • Screwdriver
  • Small garden tools
  • Gloves
  • Long pants
  • Long sleeve (depends on weather)
  • Boots
  • Towels for drying off
  • Fresh clothes (you’re going to sweat)


Make sure you’re a good steward of the property.  Please pick up any trash and leave the location better than when you found it.

Most importantly, have fun collecting, and feel free to email us about your trip.

fire agate cabochons

Driving directions


Lazy B Ranch in Duncan Arizona

Enter the ranch and follow the rockhound site signs.  You’ll be able to park your park close to the dig area.

If you have any additional questions then watch the video below.

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