4.1" Polished Banded Swazi Agate Slab - Mozambique, Africa

This is a 4.1" wide cut and polished slab of gorgeous Swazi agate from Mozambique, Africa. It has been polished to a mirror finish on one side, revealing amazing colors and patterns. There are acicular crystal inclusions throughout the agate.

An acrylic display stand will be included with this specimen.

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 rock and/or fossils, resulting in deposition of the silica along the walls of the rock. This process can result in banding patterns as the composition and impurities of the fluids change over time. These banding patterns can either form as flat layers or rounded layers, depending on the surfaces available for deposition.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Chalcedony var. Agate
LOCATION
Mozambique, Africa
SIZE
4.1 x 3", up to .5" thick
CATEGORY
ITEM
#152636