6" Realistic, Carved Agate Skull
This is a 6" long, realistic looking skull carved from a yellowish agate material. The quality of the polish and sculpting is wonderful. There are no scuffing marks from the polishing process and the agate displays hues of yellow, orange and red. The skull contains multiple small, natural cavities that are lined with druzy quartz crystals.
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.