Tumblestones Agate

Agate
Patterned Chalcedony is called Agate and No two agates are a like, to officially be called an agate they must have banding.
Most agates have treelike rings, but when the bands show up as straight lines, when cut in the cross-section, the agate is called riband agate. An agate which shows different coloured concentric circular bands is called a ring or eye agate.
There are many different names for agates too many to list here so I have used the most common ones. Also to help with learning your tumble stones I have listed which family they come under, the colours the tumble stone is available in, where in the world they may come from, and if known the gemstone associated with a state in the US, if the stone is common or rare, also if you can cleanse your stone in water without harming your crystal or stone and if your tumble stone maybe dyed and various other information which I hope will be of use to you ~ see below for an example this particular set is for Agate 

Quartz 7
Various colours
Worldwide
State gemstone of Louisiana
Common
Protection stone
Suitable to cleanse in water
Keywords
Protection, Strength, Harmony 

Agate and jasper's can be confusing to all of us! Is it jasper or is it an agate? When you have a stone with stripes, especially if they are transparent it is pretty safe to say it is Agate. 

If you have an ‘Agate’ that lacks stripes or any sort of transparency it is most likely a Jasper. 

Most rocks sold today are actually Jasper's. 
Agates are easy to dye but Jasper's are not. 

Agate has been around for more then 15,000 years 

To help identify between agate and jasper All agate is a micro crystalline variety of silica (silicon dioxide). If the silica forms without bands of alternating colour it is referred to as chalcedony (transparent to semi-transparent) or jasper (opaque). If, however, the silica forms with distinct parallel bands it is referred to as agate. Agate forms as nodules or veins in host rock formations, the surrounding rock chemistry being responsible for the many hues that are imparted into the agate. Silica is a widespread mineral belonging to the quartz family (itself one of the largest rock families) and takes on a great number of appearances and this is reflected in the wide variety of agates available. 

Agate is the oldest stone in history. In ancient times Agate was highly valued as a talisman or amulet Agates occur in nodular masses in rock such as volcanic lavas. It is believed to prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, to enhance personal courage and protect against danger. Agate provides a calming influence, improves perception, concentration. Agates attract strength and protects from bad dreams. It also protects from stress and energy drains. 

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Agate Apricot
Quartz 7
Apricot thru to white
Botswana 

Meanings
Apricot Agate - It can help strengthen the mind and body by bringing a sense of courage. Helps build self-confidence and helps overcome negativity. It is a good stone for grounding and is a powerful healing stone. By holding this beautiful stone it can help bring a sense of calm. It is a good grounding stone and can help improve perception and truthfulness. Both Apricot and Pink Agates are excellent healers of the heart, both on emotional and physical levels. It can help ease the symptoms of stress and depression. It can help balance the Yin Yang, male and female energies on the physical, emotional and intellectual levels. 

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Agate Apricot Branded
Quartz 7
Apricot thru to white
Botswana 

Meanings
Banded Agate brings you the confidence and peace of mind that comes from comfort and comfort comes when we feel connected with everything and grounded in who we are. Holding these stones brings instant calm and in this state our perception is heightened. With a sense of well being, understanding and acceptance we can let go of our need to be and settle into who we really are, without the pretense.


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Agate Black Also known as black onyx
Quartz 7
Black
Brazil, India, Madagascar, Worldwide
Suitable to cleanse in water
Common
Notes
This is really black jasper with faint smudges and bands of grey and white. If the jasper is completely black and opaque it is actually black chalcedony, otherwise known as Onyx.
Meanings
Agate is the must have protection stone. It protects from stress, bad dreams and is said to protect children from danger. It enables the wearer to distinguish between false friends and true ones. It brings prosperity and creates an appreciation of nature. Black Agate like all black stones protects against negative energies. It attracts good fortune and promotes goodwill. It helps to overcome fears and brings strength. Use this stone for protection, success and courage.

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Agate Black Banded Also known as Black Onyx
Quartz 7
Black with grey or white smudges
Brown is known as sardonyx.
Brazil, Scotland UK, USA
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Mostly dyed
Meanings
A protective stone so wear for courage and successful competitions. Black agate is considered a receiving stone. Use for self-control, grounding, resilience, quiet power, grounding, invisibility, peace and anxiety. All agates can remove blockages from any charka. Agate also relates to specific charkas according to the stone colour. Agate can cleanse and stabilize the aura by removing and/or transforming negative energy.

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Agate Blue Lace
Quartz 6.5
Light Blue with Delicate White Striping
South Africa
Common
Love, healing, power stone
State gemstone of Nebraska
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
A pale blue banded variety of Agate (Chalcedony)
Meanings
Wear or carry blue lace agate for peace and happiness. Place it in your hand when you feel the need to de-stress. If you find yourself in stressful situations at work or home, keep some blue lace agate on your desk and simply gaze at it for relief. In the home, surround blue lace agate stones with light blue candles to calm the atmosphere and reduce family quarrels. Add a chunk of blue lace agate to bath water. It's helpful for arthritis, headaches, digestive issues, growth and bones. Use blue lace agate to bring joy. It can lighten any situation and is considered a generator for miracles. It is supposed to help in communicating with angels.


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Agate Botswana Grey Also known as eye agate usually heat treated and dyed
Quartz 7
 Grey banded with fine, parallel lines, often coloured pink blending into white
Botswana (Africa)
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Also known as an Eye Agate because of it's unusual banding tends to form eye shapes.
Meanings
Wards off the evil eye. This is the gemstone for people who are sensitive, lonely or easily hurt. It will help you have more self-satisfaction and protect you from hurt feelings. Considered an excellent feminine power stone. Thought to help bring focus on solutions and work through emotional suppression's while enhancing creativity. Thought to counteract all manner of poisons, including emotional and spiritual poisoning.


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Agate Botswana Pink Usually heat treated and dyed
Quartz 7
Grey/pink with fine, parallel lines, often coloured pink blending into white
Botswana Africa
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water
Meanings
Sometimes called the ‘change stone’ because of its property of helping you handle change in a positive way. It gently helps you to make transitions of any kind in a way that change is not as difficult or painful. It is a comforting stone. Carrying Botswana agate in your pocket can help you cope easily with the minor changes that life throws at us daily. Helpful in overcoming addictions and other self-destructive compulsive behaviour patterns, as well as dealing with repressed emotional issues


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Agate Banded
Quartz 7
Many different colours
Brazil, south Africa, Mexico, Scotland UK
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Banded agates have layers of agatized quartz, giving an appearance of bright bands or stripes.
Meanings
In addition to the properties of Agate, banded Agate heals any deep inner anger and is helpful for emotional trauma of any kind. It stabilizes the aura and removes any unwanted negative energies surrounding you. For protection, restores bodily energy and eases stressful situations. Wearing a banded agate is like taking extra Vitamin B. It is recommended if you are someone who needs extra courage or extra energy to face your stresses. For you who are drained by upsetting energies in your environment, it is an excellent stone.

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Agate Blue also known as cloud agate mostly heat treated
Quartz 7
Blue black, blue milky
Brazil
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Synthetically coloured agate, mass-produced in Brazil. Greyish Agate with blurry, foggy patches
Meanings
Mystical powers to guard against danger, It attracts good fortune, increases concentration and promotes good will. It is believed to remove curses and spells and helps to eliminate bad luck. Many believe that agate has a calming effect during times of stress and that it gives a sense of strength and courage.

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Agate Blue banded
Mostly heat treated
Quartz 7
Blue
Common



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Agate Brazilian Also known as Brown Agate
Quartz 7
Shades of brown in subtle bands and patterns
Brazil
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
This stone is rare and expensive.

Agate Camel
Quartz 7
Orangey browns
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water

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Agate Crazy Lace Also known as Mexican lace Agate
Quartz 7
Mexico only
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
An agate composed of multi-coloured twisting and turning bands.

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Agate Dendritic Also know as Tree Agate
Quartz 7
Clear, brown, green
Botswana (Africa)
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
However this is not really an agate as it has no banding but it is commonly known as an agate.
Chalcedony containing dendritic inclusions.
The word ‘Dendritic’ refers to a branch or tree form or figure. Most dendrites are manganese and / or chlorite. Moss Agate contains dendritic formations.

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Agates Dyed
Quartz 6.5
Many bright colours
Worldwide
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water

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Agate Dulcote Also known as Mendip potato stone
Quartz
Reddish Orange
Somerset England
Rare
Notes
This is a Natural Agate Geode mined from Dulcote Quarry in Somerset, UK. It is the Only Agate found in England. Mining at this site has now ceased making this an extra special. Mining was done in 1970 and since been filled so if you have a piece of Dulcote Agate it would be worth holding on to!

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Agate Eye Also known as polka dot agate
Quartz 7
Pink, orange, brown, black or white
More common in the Lake Superior Agates from Minnesota and Botswana Agates from Africa
Rare
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Eye agates, especially those with dark centres, were used for the eyes in carvings of idols, particularly in ancient Egypt.
Agate with banded rings.

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Agate Fire Also known as Rainbow agate or Sunset Agate or Flame Agate
Quartz 7
Brownish red, orange, blue, green
Arizona
Common
Power, healing stone
State gemstone of Arizona
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
A fancy name for a chatoyant form of chalcedony. A variety of agate containing inclusions of goethite or limonite, producing an iridescent effect or "fire."

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Agate Green
Quartz 7
Green
Agate Grey
Quartz 7
Grey and creams
India, Brazil, Madagascar, China, Russia and Australia.
Suitable to cleanse in water

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Agate Laguna
Quartz 7
Vibrant reds
Mexico
Suitable to cleanse in water



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Agate Lake Superior Also known as fortification agate or Fairburn agate
Quartz 7
rich red, orange, and yellow
South Dakota
Common
State gemstone of Minnesota
Suitable to cleanse in water
Believed to be the world's oldest agates, over 1 billion years old, these are found throughout the northern US having been spread from the original Lake Superior region by glaciation. It has generally pale colouring.

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Agate Mexican Also known as Crazy Lace Agate or Limestone Onyx
Quartz 7
Browns, reds, yellows, pinks, grey
Common
Mexico, Arizona, Argentina
Suitable to cleanse in water

Agate Moss Also known as dendritic agate or tree agate, or Moss jasper ~ has no banding
Quartz 7
Green, blue, red, yellow, brown
India
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
A variety of Chalcedony containing green mineral inclusions Chlorite, Hornblende, etc.

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Agate Ocean Also known as Poppy jasper, ocean jasper
Quartz 7
Many different colours
Madagascar
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Unusual jasper found only at a remote location on the coast of Madagascar that can only be mined at low tide. The colours vary widely - including white, green, pink, red, black, blue. The  wavy lines, and multi coloured patterns make a lovely stone.

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Agate Pink Moss Banded Chalcedony
Quartz 7
Shades of Pink
Quartz 7
Worldwide
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Artificially dyed

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Agate Red Branded Also known as Red jasper
Quartz 7
Red/orange
Arizona, Worldwide
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
The best red jaspers come from Arizona Petrified forest area

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Agate Royal Aztec also known as purple Agate
Quartz 7
Purple
Brazil
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Artificially dyed

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Agate Russian
Quartz 6.5 - 7.0
Russia
Notes
A new find, greyish with like inclusions.


Agate Tree Also known as Moss agate, dendritic agate
Quartz 7
Green white markings
Canada, Germany, USA
Common
Money, power, healing stone
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
A variety of Chalcedony containing green mineral inclusions (e.g. Chlorite, Hornblende, etc.)

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Agate Turritella Also known as Jasper Turritella
Quartz 7
Brown, black with white circular patterns
Worldwide
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Composed mostly of Turritella shells, embedded in agate, made up of tiny fossils

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Agate White
Quartz 7
White
USA, India, Brazil, Africa
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
White agate does occur naturally but it can also be dyed

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Agate Yellow
Quartz 7
Yellow
USA, India, Brazil, Africa
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water
Notes
Place a yellow crystal on your solar plexus. Allow yourself to relax and remain at ease and still, allowing the stone's energy to resonate in your power

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Agate Zebra
Quartz 7
Black and white
India, Mexico, Brazil
Common
Suitable to cleanse in water

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