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Identity HelpAgate identification

17th Nov 2019 04:53 UTCNandlal birle

I found this piece in my farm. For me its a agate but i never seen this type of agate. So please help me know about it.
Thank you

17th Nov 2019 05:26 UTCFrank K. Mazdab Manager

Although I agree that this sample looks like a variety of microcrystalline quartz (of which agate too is a variety), I tend to think of agates as banded, or spotted, or containing dendritic patterns, or containing some other kind of attractive visual feature.  Thus, this looks to me more like chalcedony, which I suppose one could consider as a "featureless" agate, but I suspect the opposite viewpoint is more common, where agate is considered a "feature-ful" chalcedony... :-)

17th Nov 2019 06:58 UTCBob Harman

I agree with FRANK. One of those occasional examples that doesn't quite comfortably fit into an exact category. Perhaps when cleaned up or "wetted", it's features may pigeon hole it better. CHEERS.....BOB
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