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Agate - Namibia - 10 pounds
Agate - Namibia - 10 pounds
Agate - Namibia - 10 pounds

Agate - Namibia - 10 pounds

Regular price
$39.99
Sale price
$39.99

Locality: Namibia 

Agate is a variety of chalcedony, which is a form of quartz. It is characterized by its banded or layered appearance and comes in a wide range of colors. Here are some properties of agate:

  1. Color: Agate can occur in various colors, including shades of white, gray, blue, green, pink, brown, red, and black. It often exhibits distinct banding or stripes of different colors.

  2. Hardness: Agate has a hardness of 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale, which means it is relatively hard and durable.

  3. Clarity: Agate is typically translucent to opaque, with varying degrees of transparency depending on the specific variety.

  4. Lustre: Agate has a vitreous to waxy lustre, meaning it can range from glassy and shiny to slightly dull or wax-like.

  5. Density: The density of agate is around 2.6 to 2.7 g/cm³, which is similar to other types of quartz.

  6. Metaphysical properties: Agate is believed by some to have metaphysical properties, including being a stone of balance, harmony, and protection. Different colors and patterns of agate are associated with specific metaphysical properties, such as promoting courage, calming emotions, or enhancing creativity.

*Photos have not been edited or altered, just taken in different daylight conditions to show the variation in color. Pieces are held in hand to help with scale and does not necessarily represent advertised product weight. Specific pieces photographed may no longer be available.