A beautiful natural Brazilian Agate Geode that was cut in half to reveal sparkling Drusy crystals inside! This piece is 3.5 inches by 3 inches and 1.5 inches thick. It does stand on its own. The drusy pocket is 1.25 inches long.
The agate around the crystals has been polished. The sides have been left natural rough, the very back was broken off so the cavity is opened completely through. This material is found in Brazil, which has some of the world's largest agate deposits.
Agate is a form of Chalcedony, or a microcrystalline quartz. Many agates are hollow, since deposition did not fill the cavity, and in such cases the last deposit commonly consists of quartz crystals directed towards the free space so as to form a crystal-lined cavity, or geode. The name Agate is derived from its occurrence at the Achates River in southwestern Sicily.
The term Druse is used in the gem and jewelry industry to literally mean covered by tiny crystals. The most common is quartz crystals on agate, but many minerals also fall in this category. Often the crystal layer will be the same color as the mineral below, for instance in the lovely blue of Drusy Chrysocolla. Druse comes in many colors and is found around the world. Most of the time the crystals are very sparkly. The word Druse is also sometimes spelled Druzy, or Drusy.
Metaphysical Properties: In general agates are said to be stabilizing and strengthening. They improve memory and increase energy.
U.S. Shipping terms: Cabochons, rough rock poundage and all orders over $50 are shipped for FREE in the U.S. On all others I ship Priority Mail and charge actual shipping. I never charge more than $10.95 for combined shipping within the U.S.!
International Shipping terms: We offer Priority Mail at actual cost, including Flat Rate. Or we offer First Class (up to 4 pounds) which is the cheapest but is NOT tracked and can take 2-8 weeks for delivery. Customs, duties, taxes, etc. are the responsibility of the buyer.
Please note: Items are One of A Kind, due to the natural stone material there may be some small natural flaws. Major flaws will be listed. You will always receive the item pictured unless otherwise noted! Any questions??-please contact me.