4.5" Colorful, Polished Plume Agate Section - Morocco

This is a colorful, polished agate section that was collected from the Khenifra Province of Morocco. This agate section features yellow-orange plume formations that have been encapsulated in colorful layers of agate. The agate that surrounds these plumes is vibrant red in color and changes to bluish agate as it moves away from the yellow plumes.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Agate is a variety of microcrystalline quartz that displays translucence and in some cases banding. Agate primarily forms when silica-rich fluids fill pockets within rock and/or fossils, resulting in deposition of the silica along the walls of the rock. This process can result in banding patterns as the composition and impurities of the fluids change over time. These banding patterns can either form as flat layers or rounded layers, depending on the surfaces available for deposition.


DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz var. Agate
LOCATION
Kerrouchene, Khenifra Province, Morocco
SIZE
4.5 x 2.2", up to .43" thick
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#114883