1.85" Polished Queensland Agate Slab - Australia

This is a Queensland agate slab from a location near Agate Creek in Queensland, Australia. The agate features soft pinks and red colors, with a pattern that resembles a drop of blood. It is a truly unique piece at an excellent price. This colorful nodule portion has been polished to a mirror-like finish on one side to reveal the inner pattern.

Agate is a variety of microcrystalline quartz (chalcedony) that displays translucence and, in some cases, banding. Agate primarily forms when silica-rich fluids fill pockets within rocks and/or fossils, depositing the silica along the walls of the rock. This process can result in banding patterns, as the compositions and impurities of these depositing fluids change over time. These banding patterns can either form as flat layers, creating linear patterns known as waterline agate, or as rounded layers, forming more common ring-like patterns. These patterns depend on the surfaces available for deposition.
Quartz var. Agate
Agate Creek, Queensland, Australia
1.85 x 1.3", up to .7" thick