4.7" Tall, Colorful Polished Agate Tower - Madagascar

This is a colorful, 4.7" tall, polished piece of colorful agate from Madagascar. The agate bears a wide variety of colors including hues of red, orange, and blue. The base of the stone has been cut flat so that it stands up on a flat surface.

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
$35 $25
DETAILS
SPECIES
Chalcedony var.Agate
LOCATION
Madagascar
SIZE
4.7" tall, 2.1" wide at base
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#245465