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Gorgeous Agates That Naturally Look Like Landscape Shots
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Agate is a crystalized form of silica, made up primarily of chalcedony, a type of quartz that is composed of very fine intergrowths of the minerals quartz and moganite. They form primarily in cavities of volcanic rock by the deposition of silica from groundwater that seeps through the rocks.

Agates are known for their vibrant colors and patterns, with layers that often have subtle differences in mineral content and impurities that give the gemstone a banded appearance. Some of the patterns reveal abstract, natural scenes like skies, rivers, trees and mountains, which is why they’re known as “landscape agates.”

There’s an amazing variety of landscape agates, they appear in all sorts of different hues, shapes and patterns. Some like like sandy deserts, others, a tranquil oceanscape or even a sunset dipping behind a forest with dark, feathered marks mimicking silhouetted trees. The agate pictured above resembles an ocean with low clouds on the horizon.

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I love agates and rocks in general. Thanks for sharing this!

Agates remind me of beautiful tree rings...and then that takes me to petrified wood...and finally to wondering if strange places like Devils Tower weren't in fact giant silica trees.
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(08-09-2018, 06:52 PM)Deplorably Nameless Wrote: I love agates and rocks in general. Thanks for sharing this!

Agates remind me of beautiful tree rings...and then that takes me to petrified wood...and finally to wondering if strange places like Devils Tower weren't in fact giant silica trees.

Yes many agates are quite beautiful. Especially when they have been cut with a wet saw and then polished on a wheel. Absolutely beautiful.
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Yellowstone River...Montana...

I recommend Miles City... near there is good hunting...get a truck load and come back and start cutting...
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