This is a stunning Agate slice which has unusually fine grained crystals that creates a very interesting optical effect, Agate like this is commonly referred to as Iris Agate. This slice has a beautiful warm orange color and comes with a custom made wooden stand.
A small light behind this crystal will create a lovely warm ambient light and enhance the stunning patterning.
Agate is one of the most common materials used in the art of hard-stone carving, and has been recovered at a number of ancient sites, indicating its widespread use in the ancient world.
Agate is a crypto-crystalline variety of silica, chiefly chalcedony, characterized by its fineness of grain and brightness of color. Although agates may be found in various kinds of rock, they are classically associated with volcanic rocks and can be common in certain metamorphic rocks.
Dimensions including stand 190x60x160mm