8.8" Polished Turkish Stick Agate Section - Turkey

This is a fascinating section of Turkish Stick Agate from the mines of Ankara, Turkey. It is polished to a glossy-finish on one sides and features beautiful aragonite "stick" crystal formations that have become encapsulated in agate. The back side of this specimen has been left in its raw form.

This specimen comes with an acrylic display stand.

Stick Agate, also known as "Needle Agate", is a formation of agate that comes from mines in Ankara, Turkey. This agate often features stick-like formations surrounded by agate. This occurs when agate fills a cavity within a rock that already contains mineral formations throughout. In the case of these stick agates from Turkey, the agate formed as a pseudomorph after aragonite and/or sagenite crystals. In some cases, these aragonite crystals form as hollow tubes that, when polished, contain agate and/or druzy quartz within.

FOR SALE
$375 $337
DETAILS
SPECIES
Chalcedony var. Agate
LOCATION
Cubuk, Northern Ankara, Turkey
SIZE
8.8 x 5.9", up to 2.1" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#207444