Results for: Agate

What is agate?

Agate (pronounced /ˈæɡət/) is a microcrystalline variety of quartz (silica), chiefly chalcedony, characterised by its fineness of grain and brightness of color.  Agate is (MORE)

Why are agates igneous?

They aren't found in igneous matrix only. Agates are formed in gas cavities in volcanic rock, as well as in cracks and holes in metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Solutions hi (MORE)

Where can agates be found?

Botswana.Because theres an agate called botswana agate and also they can be from Wyoing, madagascar,under the sea. ANSWER: There are many beautiful agates to be found in Lake (MORE)
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Is agate valuable?

There are a large number of collectors of agate. Depending on the appearance and location source of the agate, some could be worth a great deal. Agates are also used in making (MORE)

What is agate used for?

Agates are used for a lot of different things. Jewelry, dishes, and crafts to name a few. They are also simply just a past time or hobby for many people. Myself being an avid (MORE)

What color is agate?

Agate can be found in several colours - white to dark grey, pale to mid blue, pale orange to vivid red, black. Agate is a form of silica with a micro-crystalline structure.
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In Science

Who discovered agate?

Agate was apparently named by a Greek philosopher and naturalist, named Theophrastus. As to who discovered this micro-crystalline variety of SiO2, who knows.

What is a moss agate?

Moss Agate is gemstone that is a multi-shade of green and resembles moss or trees from a distance. It is sometimes found with bands of brown agate and when this occurs it is c (MORE)