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Beautiful crazy lace agate specimens in nice large sizes form 2 inch to 2 1/2 inch. Children marvel at the unique patterns of colors and shapes in these specimens. Mined in Mexico.
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Agate is the most creative stone made by Mother Nature. Agate is chalcedony formed from layers of quartz. Chalcedony is a form of Silica and it is composed of very fine uneven splintery mineral quartz. Although agates may be found in various kinds of rock, they are associated with volcanic rocks and can be common in certain metamorphic rocks.
As a general term, agate is so broadly descriptive that there are hundreds of names applied to varieties of agate from different localities. While many names reflect the source, some popular varieties are descriptive, such as blue lace agate. The stone was given its name by Theophrastus, a Greek philosopher and naturalist, who discovered the stone along the shoreline of the river Achates sometime between the 4th and 3rd centuries BC.
Agate is one of the most common materials used in the art of hardstone carving, and has been recovered at a number of ancient sites, indicating its widespread use in the ancient world. There are many forms of Agate and they are: Madagascar Agate, Asia Agate, Moss Agate, India Black Skin Agate, Plume Agate, Blue Lace Agate, Banded Agate, Montana Agate, Red Agate, Fire Agate, Crazy Lace Agate, Argentina Agate, Dry Head Agate, Mexican Lace Agate, Laguna Agate, Banded Agate, Graveyard Agate, Botswana & Tree Agate. Natural Agate color is clear or milky white, gray, blue, green, pink, brown and it is often artificially colored.