1.64" Polished Turkish Stick Agate Cabochon
This is a 1.64" tall polished turkish stick agate cabochon. It is polished to a glossy-finish on both sides and features beautiful aragonite "stick" crystal formations that have become encapsulated in agate.
Stick Agate, also known as "Needle Agate", is a formation of agate that comes from mines in Ankara, Turkey. Much of the time, this agate features stick-like formations that are surrounded by agate. This occurs when agate fills a cavity within a rock that already contains mineral formations throughout. In the case of these stick agates from Turkey, the agate formed as a pseudomorph after aragonite and/or sagenite crystals. In some cases, these aragonite crystals form as hollow tubes that when polished will contain agate and/or druzy quartz within.
Chalcedony var. Agate
Cubuk, Northern Ankara, Turkey
1.64 x .93 x .24"