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Moss Agate

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Moss agate mineral specimens from India, deep green in colour due to the presence of chrome and iron mineral impurities, this chalcedony mineral breaks with a conchiodal fracture, has a glassy texture and can have sharp edges, caution is advised. Available in various sizes, this well known mineral has been used in the past as a gemstone as it takes a high polish, natural specimens, they will come supplied in a card tray with an information label.

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Moss agate mineral specimens which are completely deep green in colour with some occurences of blue and white. Moss agate is not strictly an agate however as it has no banding formations, it is related to chalcedony, which is also within the quartz family of minerals. The colouration comes form green coloured minerals within, which are impurities such as chrome and iron. It's name is derived from how the majority of it is usually found as inclusions in white quartz, almost resembling moss on a stone. It often forms as a result of weathered volcanic rocks, these particular specimens come from India, they are almost completely green in colour although some have occurences of white and blue. It has been used through out history as a gemstone due to the fact that it can be cut and shaped and takes a high polish, a common tumble stone and used in jewellery. Our specimens are available in 3 sizes and come supplied in a card tray with an information label.

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Weight 180 g
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