Natural Mad River Agate Gemstone
Agate enhances creativity and strengthens the intellect, making it a beneficial stone for both students and artists. It is also known as a good luck stone. As a stone of harmony, one of the things agate does is balance yin/yang energy. Agate increases energy. Brazilian Agate is also thought to bring courage in battle.The beautiful banding on Brazilian Agate reminds us that we gain strength through adversity and having our 'metal tested'. The banding in the crystal is formed as unexpected water deposits minerals on the crystal formation, but the crystal just took the unexpected and adapted by making a band and then kept on growing.
Agate is a variety of chalcedony which is a microcrystalline quartz. Agate is a more translucent microcrystalline quartz and technically is striped, though many stones named agates are not striped, whereas jasper is more opaque.