Agate

Recognize it by its polished surface showing layered bands of various colours

  • colour

    varied

  • lustre

    waxy when raw/rough

  • shape

    banded

fun facts

  • 1.

    Agates can take millions of years to form

  • 2.

    Each band represents successive layers of deposition

  • 3.

    Used historically as talismans and protective amulets

  • 4.

    Valued for its beauty and longevity in carvings and jewellery

Where you'll find it