Australian Agate

Agate is a variety of banded microcrystalline quartz, or chalcedony. There are countless varieties of agate usually named after their physical characteristics or location of origin.

Agate occurs in wide range of colors and patterns. Although some colors occur more commonly than others, almost all agate will be multicolored due to unique banding. Agate colors can include black, white, blue, red, green, yellow, orange, brown, pink, purple and gray.

Unlike a lot of South American agate, Australian agates come in their natural colours- not dyed.

Moh's Hardness Scale: 6.5-7.0 Mohs.