Agate

Agate is a very varied looking, eye-catching mineral. We know and love several versions of it: we distinguish between mossacha, botswana agates, lace yak, fire saithe, snake eagle, frog yakah, and faacha. We can also discover often colored, often interesting patterns, dendritic or scarred, striped patterns in the stones, some of which are therefore known as ‘dragonvein’, ie dragon’s blood, often called dragon’s blood agate or dragon’s blood.

Agate is a variety of chalcedony, a cryptocrystalline form of quartz. Translucency, patterns of color, or moss-like inclusions may distinguish this stone from other forms of chalcedony. Agates can show a wide variety of vivid, multiple colors. These are principally the result of traces of oxides of iron, manganese, titanium, chromium, nickel, and other elements. All agates take a wonderful polish and are tough enough for most jewelry uses. Designers often take advantage of the intriguing patterns these Agate stones have to offer to create unique and fascinating pieces.

Agate Colors:

Green, Black, Blue, Red, Purple, White, Yellow, Pink, Grey, Brown, Orange

Luster: Vitreous
Crystal system: Hexagonal crystal system
Chemical formula: SiO₂
Hardness (Mohs hardness scale): 7
Mineral class: Chalcedony
Transparency: Translucent
Price: $40.63 per 10.0 Kilogram
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