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This is a small blue agate slice with really great banding. It is just lovely when held up to the light. This slice would be great for crafts - it could be placed in a 4x6 frame. It would also make a great mineral specimen for a rocks and crystals collection.
This is the exact item you will receive. I photograph each agate slice individually so that you will know exactly what you are getting.
Agate is a variety of silica also sometimes known as “banded chalcedony.” It is most often formed as nodules in volcanic rock. A vapor vesicle in the rock fills in over time with layers of chalcedony and crystalline quartz. When the cavity does not fill in completely there will be a geode center with the crystal points directed toward the interior of the specimen. The stone was named after the river Achates (now known as Dirillo and located in modern day Sicily) by the Greek naturalist Theophrastus. Agate has a long history of use for artistic and decorative purposes.