Beautiful Amethyst Sage Agate (sometimes called Purple Sage) is named for its purple/gray color and lovely black manganese dendrites.
It is found in the Bilk Mountain range near Denio, Nevada. It forms in pods in a volcanic ash. The rough rock material is found in nodules from fist size up to several thousand pounds!
This material was discovered in the 1990's. The mine is currently owned by our good friend Dale Huett of West Coast Mining. It is dug with heavy equipment. The best material always seems to be on the outside rind of the really large pieces. Often the material has sparkling crystal pockets or vugs.
Dendrites are tree-like inclusions, and were named after the Greek word meaning tree-like.
Agate is a type of chalcedony, usually at least slightly translucent and banded or with inclusions. It forms in concentric layers in a wide variety of colors and textures. Each individual agate forms by filling a cavity in host rock.
Agate has a hardness of about 7 on the Moh's scale. The name is derived from its occurrence at the Achates River in southwestern Sicily.
Metaphysical Properties of Amethyst Sage:
Amethyst Sage Agate is said to assist one in overcoming the sources of guilt, resentment, envy, shame, blame, and other self-destructive emotions. It can help one become more loving towards themselves and others.
OakRocks has been in the rock and mineral business for 30 years. We are a great source for Amethyst Sage and carry a selection of Amethyst Sage cabochons, rough rock, and stone slabs.