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AGB602 Brazilian Agate Geode

AGB602 Brazilian Agate Geode

$12.00

AGB602: Brazilian Agate – Geode. –  Color enhanced.

Please note: The last photos are shot with backlighting to display translucence.

Approximate measurements: LxWxH – 2 7/8″ x 1 3/8″ x 2 1/2″.

Availability: single piece, exclusive. 

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Description

Brazilian Agate is a semi-precious gemstone found in Brazil. It is a variety of chalcedony, a mineral in the quartz family, and is known for its distinctive, multicolored banding patterns that can range from white to various shades of brown, red, blue, green, and yellow. These gemstones originate from the southern region of Brazil, specifically around Rio Grande do Sul, and their formation is linked to volcanic activity from the late Permian age.

Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing silica in solution possibly derived from the decomposition of silicates in the lava.  The siliceous matter is deposited in regular layers resulting in the banded or striped formation.

Geodes are geological rock formations which occur in sedimentary and certain volcanic rocks. They are essentially rock cavities or vugs with internal Crystal formations or concentric banding. The exterior is generally Limestone while the interior contains Quartz Crystals and/or Chalcedony deposits. If the Geode is completely filled with Crystal, being solid all the way through, it is then called a nodule.

Additional information

Weight .50 lbs
Dimensions 2.875 × 1.50 × 2.50 in

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