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Blue Agate Geode 1 1/2 Inch
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These agate geodes are from South America and are polished on 1 side. They are also cut on the bottom so they have a base to stand up on a display shelf. These are dyed blue to enhance the color.

You will receive one agate geode 1 1/2 inch to 2 inch.

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You are buying one rock. You will receive a rock like the ones in the photographs, not the exact rock shown. The photograph with multiple rocks is so you can see the range of differences in this bulk purchase specimen listing. Photographing and listing every rock separately adds a lot in labor costs. We pass that savings on to you with lower prices and higher quality than the competition.


Geodes are rock and crystalline formations found in volcanic and sedimentary rock. Geodes are essentially rock cavities or vugs with internal crystal formations or concentric banding. The exterior of the most common geodes is generally limestone or a related rock, while the interior contains quartz crystals and/or chalcedony deposits. Other geodes are completely filled with crystal, being solid all the way through. These types of geodes are called nodules. These formations are common in just a few states in America, but can be found anywhere from store shelves, where they are sold as paper weights, to lawn ornamentation in landscaping. The name Geode was derived from the Greek word geodes, meaning earth-like. Keokuk, Iowa is known as the geode capital of the world for very good reason. A virtually countless number of geodes has been collected from the Keokuk area over especially the last 150 years. Geodes can form in any cavity, but the term is usually reserved for more or less rounded formations in igneous and sedimentary rocks, while the more general term vug is applied to cavities in fissures and veins. They can form in gas bubbles in igneous rocks, such as vesicles in basaltic lavas, or as in the American Midwest, rounded cavities in sedimentary formations.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Agate's most noticeable properties overall are balancing yin/yang energy, courage, protection, healing, and calming. Historically it was placed in water for cooking or drinking to dispel sickness. The Metaphysical and Healing Properties Lore of any specific type of agate depend to some extent on the color of the agate, but all agates have certain things in common.

Agate is a stone of strength. It was used by the Ancients on the breastplates of armor to give warriors strength and make them victorious in battle. Energetically, it is considered to give strength in both battle and physically.

Agate enhances creativity and strengthens the intellect, making it a beneficial stone for both students and artists. It is also known as a good luck stone. As a stone of harmony, one of the things agate does is balance yin/yang energy. Agate increases energy. However, because it is a grounding stone, it does not increase energy at all times, but rather enables bursts of energy as needed. In this way, agate is a conservation stone, and enhances longevity.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Color: Nearly any color, even colorless.

Luster: Dull vitreous to greasy.

Transparency: translucent, can be transparent or opaque.

Crystal System: Hexagonal-R; 32 (trigonal-trapezohedral)

Crystal Habits: usually as banded or layered botryoidal masses with microfibrous structure.

Cleavage: Cryptocrystalline quartz shows no cleavage, although parting may occur along layers and splintery fracture can develop parallel to microfibrous orientation.

Fracture: Conchoidal to splintery

Hardness: 7

Specific Gravity: 2.57-2.64

Streak: White

Associated Minerals: Agate is commonly associated with siliceous volcanics.


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