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Blue Agate from Malawi

R 120.00
SKU: S542
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  • Blue Agate from Malawi

     

    Size:  65 x 48 x 56 mm

     

    Weight:  224 gram

     

    Location:  Mulanje District in Malawi

     

    Description:  The blue coloration of this specimen is really nice and vibrant. These chalcedony veins are formed by hydrothermal deposition within large cracks in rock.

    Silicon Dioxide, also known as Quartz, is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's crust. Quartz crystals generally grow in silica-rich, hot watery solutions called hydrothermal environments, at temperatures between 100°C and 450°C, and usually under very high pressure. Quartz veins are formed when open fissures are filled with hot water during the closing stages of mountains forming, and can be hundreds of millions of years old.

    Agate is a variety of microcrystalline quartz (chalcedony) that displays translucence and in some cases banding. Agate primarily forms when silica-rich fluids fill pockets within rock and/or fossils, resulting in deposition of the silica along the walls of the rock. This process can result in banding patterns as the composition and impurities of the fluids change over time. These banding patterns can either form as flat layers or rounded layers, depending on the surfaces available for deposition.

    Learn more about the healing properties of Blue Agate  here.


    All photographs are taken in a light studio so colours may vary from the actual piece.  We do try and make the images as accurate as possible. 

    The piece in the image is the exact piece you will receive.
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    - The Courier Guy (Door to Door)                                                    R85

    Normally Overnight to major center, 2-4 days to outlying areas

    - Pudo (Locker to Locker)                                                                 R50

    Find the closet Pudo locker to you, let us know when you place

    your order and collect at your convenience

    -  Ararmex (Store to Door)                                                               R100

    Normally Overnight to major center, 2-4 days to outlying areas

    - Collection                                                                                         Free

    Orders can be collected at our store in Franschhoek or at one of

    our events.  Please let us know where you wish to collect your 

    order and please wait for confirmation that the order is ready

    before collecting

     

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