3.35" Polished Turkish Stick Agate Slab - Turkey

This is a fascinating slab of Turkish Stick Agate from the mines of Ankara, Turkey. It is polished to a glossy-finish on both sides and features beautiful aragonite "stick" crystal formations that have become encapsulated in agate. This chaotic pattern is a huge crowd pleaser.

This specimen comes with an acrylic display stand.

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.

FOR SALE
$79
DETAILS
SPECIES
Chalcedony var. Agate
LOCATION
Cubuk, Northern Ankara, Turkey
SIZE
3.35 x 2.9 x .2"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#207939