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Agate

Agate is identical with quartz in composition and physical properties. Composed of silicon dioxide (SiO2), it has a hardness of 7, a glassy luster, a conchoidal fracture, and a specific gravity of 2.60. Most agates occur in cavities of eruptive rocks or ancient lavas. These agates have a banded structure, successive layers being approximately parallel to the sides of the cavity. During crystallization, the colored bands are not disturbed. Varieties of agate are characterized by peculiarities in the shape and color of the bands. Here is a list of agate:

botswana agate Botswana Agate is known for its beautiful lace.
chalcedony Chalcedony with concentric banding is also known as agate.
carnelian Carnelian agate is usually exhibiting reddish hues.
crazy lace agate Crazy Lace Agate is known for its beautiful color and lace.
dendritic agate Dendritic Agate has beautiful fern like patterns on them formed due to the presence of manganese and iron ions.
fire agate Fire Agate seems to glow internally like an opal.
moss agate Moss Agate is a form of agate which includes minerals of a green colour embedded in the chalcedony, forming filaments and other patterns suggestive of moss.