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 (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
6" long, 4.7" tall, 4.1" wide