5" Polished White Rock Springs Agate - Oregon
This is a gorgeous polished slab of White Rock Springs agate that was collected from the Mt. Ochoco Range of Oregon. This specimen features "water level agate" that's surrounded by colorful mineral plumes. 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 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.