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.

It comes with an acrylic display stand.

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.

Quartz var. Agate
Kerrouchene, Khenifra Province, Morocco
5 x 2.4", up to .3" thick