4.6" Free-Standing, Polished Orca Agate - Madagascar

This is orca agate (a.k.a. “Orca Stone”) from Madagascar which has been hand-polished into a freeform. This beautiful piece is 4.6" tall and has a mixture of blue and white agate. The base has been cut flat so it can displays nicely on a flat surface without the need for a stand. It also shows a natural cavity on one side.

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.

FOR SALE
$29
DETAILS
SPECIES
Chalcedony var. Agate
LOCATION
Madagascar
SIZE
4.6" tall, 2.7" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#280521