About the Item:  Each unique specimen is millions of years old and a wonderful item to give or enjoy yourself.  Agates have been used for jewelry, trade, and commerce for thousands of years.

Agate, a cryptocrystalline variety of quartz, is a semi-precious gemstone.  It occurs as a filling within gas cavities and veins in certain lavas or as a replacement mineral within some sedimentary limestones and claystones.  Agates can form in a variety of colors depending primarily upon the presence of iron-rich solutes.

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