Agate with Druzy Bookends

$79.50
In stock
SKU
i-bk-316
Quick Overview

Brazilian agate bookends with a "crackle" effect caused by internal fractures in the quartz, and a druzy center (small crystals). The colors are white, tan, and light yellow. These are all natural and never dyed or color enhanced. The back and edges are left in their natural rough state. 

Measurements: ~6-1/4" wide x 4-1/2" tall x 1-3/4" deep 
Location: Brazil

More Information

Brazilian Agates are found in the southern states in basalt formations from 4 to 40 feet deep and at elevations of about 2500 to 3500 feet above sea level. Agate is a variety of silica composed of alternating layers of various colored chert or quartz. Agates were named after the Acate River in Sicily where the stones were originally found. The most accepted theory as to how these Agates formed is that as lava cooled, gas and steam accumulated to form bubbles or cavities. For many eons, water that carried silica penetrated the copper and iron-bearing rock surrounding the cavities, filling them with irregular internal layers. Finally, the whole mass hardened, ending a 50 million-year-long process and leaving beautiful, interesting stones for collectors to find and enjoy.