They are the thick, round, hollow or spherical stones in volcanic regions that are filled with small crystals and quartz. In fact, the creation of these beautiful little crystals dates back to millions of years ago. In a very lengthy process where water penetrates into the cavities of such igneous hollow rocks, water-soluble silicon and calcite materials penetrate into the rock and adhere to its walls. Their best sources are Egypt, Brazil, Uruguay and Scotland.
In fact, this stone is not scientifically considered Agate because it is a kind of semi-transparent and colorless chalcedony. The presence of impurities in black, red or green crystals in them creates forms of plants. This mineral fills the gaps in the host rock or is found as rubble. The best Moss Agate is mined in India and is also available in China and the United States.Read More ...
It contains impurities of limonite and with proper cutting and polishing of the stone, a phenomenon similar to a flame can be seen inside the gem.
This brightly colored type was first discovered by Luis de loss Santos in 1993 in the San Rafael region of Argentina and is popular among collectors due to its unique designs. When he saw a condor (a type of vulture) flying overhead during his discovery, he named the stone afterbath bird.
This type of relatively transparent agate, which is formed in the cracks of basalt rocks, contains beautiful yellow leaves in the blue background, similarly to the sea agates of Seh-Qal’a village of Khorasan. These leaves are actually inclusions or chemical impurities that have shown themselves in the form of beautiful leaves. This type is also found in the mountains east of Oregon, United States.
The presence of brown and red impurities creates images reminiscent of beautiful sceneries such as lakes, trees and so on within this type of Agate.
This type of Aqeeq, similar to Moss Aqeeq, is not actually considered among Agate stones, but is a type of colorless or white-gray chalcedony whose pattern resembles the dark or black branches of trees due to the presence of iron or manganese oxide,. Its name actually comes from the Greek word Dendrite meaning “like a tree”. If the branches of the tree are orange, it could also be called autumn dendrite.Read More ...