2.45" Polished Waterline Swazi Agate - Mozambique

This is a 2.0" wide cut and polished nodule half of gorgeous Swazi agate from Mozambique, Africa. It has been polished to a mirror finish on one side, revealing amazing colors and beautiful lines indicating its orientation in the ground during formation.

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.
Chalcedony var. Agate
Mozambique, Africa
2.45 x 1.2", up to 1.5" thick