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Agate

Agate Chalcedony Mineral Stone Slab

Description:

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.

Banded Agate Mineral Stone Slab

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 Mineral Stone SlabMoss Agate Polished Mineral Stone Slab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Fire Agate gemstone carbochon


Fire Agate is another type of chalecedony which is a semi-precious gemstone with a hardness on the Mohs scale of between 5 and 7. It is rarer, and can be found only in Mexico, Arizona and California so far. Fire Agate display beautiful iridescent rainbow colours with fire-like internal flash, which was created by the Schiller effect - the result of alternating silica and iron oxide layers tgat diffract and allow light to pass and form rainbow collours within the microstructure layering of the stone, causing the fire rainbow effect. Click here for more information on Fire Agate and its healing properties.

 

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.

Agate is believed to offer protection from bad dreams. For people who suffer from insomnia or having frequent bad dreams, placing an agate under your pillow may help to dispel fear and worries, allowing you to sleep with a peace of mind.

Agate is believed to be a stone of harmony, therefore may help to soften bitter feelings by grounding agitation, resolving bitterness. With that, it can help to improve relationships.​