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Australian Moss Agate

Beautiful white or milky Moss Agate cabochons with black inclusions. It is so named because the inclusions are shaped like moss. Usually translucent but sometimes opaque, this semi precious gemstone material also sometimes has orange in it. This Moss Agate is from Australia.

Moss Agate is a sedimentary stone. Agates are members of the chalcedony family. They have a hardness of 7, making them great stone cabochons to wear.

Agate was named from where it was first found - by the River Achates (now called the river Drillo) in Sicily.

In many traditions agate is believed to cure the stings of scorpions and the bites of snakes, soothe the mind, prevent contagion, quiet thunder and lightning, secure the favor of the powerful, and bring victory over enemies.

Metaphysical properties: Moss Agate is one of those gemstones that can be beneficial to almost everyone. It is said to be great for people recovering from injury or addiction. It is said to enhance mental concentration and endurance and will help you finish projects!