Landscape Agate: These Silica Rocks Resemble Natural Landscapes

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“Agate is the banded form of the mineral Chalcedony, which is a microcrystalline variety of Quartz. It’s the most varied and popular type of Chalcedony, having many varieties on its own. Although the pattern on every Agate is unique, the locality of an Agate will provide resemblances in banding style and color, thus lending many Agates with a geographic prefix.” [minerals]

Landscape agate is chalcedony with a number of different mineral impurities making the stone resemble snapshots of natural landscapes.

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