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Crazy Lace Agate

Crazy Lace Agate

Crazy Lace Agate is a very colorful form of agate.  The color patterns that this stone exhibits looks like lace and is the reason it was given the name crazy lace agate.  Crazy Lace Agate is just one of many varieties of Agate.

Agate is a  is a microcrystalline variety of quartz.  Microcrystalline rocks are made up of many tiny crystals that can only be viewed with a microscope.  Agate is yet another variety of Chalcedony

Chalcedony is a catch all term that includes many well known varieties of cryptocrystalline quartz gemstones. They are found in all 50 States, in many colors and color combinations, and in sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks. Chalcedony includes carnelian, sard, plasma, prase, bloodstone, onyx, sardonyx, chrysoprase, thundereggs, agate, flint, chert, jasper, petrified wood, and petrified dinosaur bone just to name a few of the better known varieties.  (Credit: U.S. Geological Survey)

 

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