5" Colorful, Polished Plume Agate Slab - Morocco

This is a colorful, polished agate slab that was collected from the Khenifra Province of Morocco. This agate slab features yellow-gold plume formations that have been encapsulated in colorful layers of agate. The agate that surrounds these plumes is vibrant red in color and changes to bluish agate as it moves away from the yellow plumes. There are two small cavities in this slab that are encrusted in a layer of druzy quartz crystals.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Agate is a variety of microcrystalline quartz 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.


DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz var. Agate
LOCATION
Kerrouchene, Khenifra Province, Morocco
SIZE
5 x 2.4", up to .3" thick
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#114887