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Agate

Chalcedony variety

Agate /ˈæɡət/ is a common rock formation, consisting of chalcedony consisting of a wide variety of colors. Agates are primarily formed within volcanic and metamorphic rocks. The ornamental use of agate dates back to Ancient Greece in assorted jewelry and in the seal stones of Greek warriors.

Identification

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

6.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.53

Luster ( interacts light )

Waxy

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Rhombohedral