Large Geode Stand-Up

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Quick Overview

Calming agate bands of gray, blue, and white surround a pocket of small druzy crystals in the center of this geode. It is only front and base cut, with the back left natural. It is amazing to see that what may seem like a normal "rock" can contain such unique patterns within! Easy to display and sure to add some natural beauty to any space. 

Measurements: ~6-1/2" tall x 7-1/2" wide x 4" deep 

Location: Brazil

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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.