Agate is a banded form of finely-grained, microcrystalline Quartz which is known as Chalcedony. It is characterized by its fineness of grain and variety of color. Agates are commonly formed from weathered volcanic rocks and can be also found in certain metamorphic rocks.
Blue Lace Banded Agate Stone Slab
There are a number of types of Agates that include Lace Agate, Moss Agate, Fire Agate and more. Lace agate exhibits a lace-like pattern with forms such as eyes, swirls, bands or zigzags. Blue lace agate is a common kind of Lace Agate that can be found in Africa and Brazil and often formed together with Amethyst and is especially hard.
Moss Agate is a form of chalcedony which consist of some green minerals (oxides and iron) formed within the stone, forming moss-like patterns on the milky white chalcedony quartz. Moss Agate is formed from weathered volcanic rocks and can be found in Indonesia and Yellowstone River.
Fire Agate gemstone carbochon
Agate Healing Properties and uses:
Agate , a protection stone, helps us to focus on healing and growth, thus act as a protector to our body. It is regarded as stabilizing and strengthening influences that balance our emotions, enhance one's self confidence and courage, and dispelling fears from us. This energy also gives us the strength to move on, even when we feel tired or weak.