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TitleQuartz, moss agate
DescriptionAgate, or quartz, SiO2 (silicon dioxide), is porous and often dyed to enhance its natural color. Treated agate is often sold as Black Onyx. There are several types of agate. Common ones are: blue lace agate, moss agate, tree agate and petrified wood.
LocationIndia. Near Jaipur.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2002-02-21.
CollectionWard’s Classroom Collection of Gem Minerals #19.
Key wordsagate, quartz, moss agate, India
Tech details465 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number2438