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Laguna Agate Cabochons

Gorgeous red semi precious stone Laguna Agate! Laguna Agate gemstones come from Northern Mexico and its cabochons are well known for their vibrant colors of reds! The Laguna Agate area is in the state of Chihuahua, about 150 miles south of the U.S.-Mexican border. It is found in several sites on the mountain covering a distance of over 4 miles.

Laguna Agate cabochons sometimes contain sagenites, moss and/or tubes.

Agate is a member of the chalcedony family, or a microcrystalline quartz, and Laguna Agate cabochons have a hardness of about 7 on the Moh's scale. The name is derived from its occurrence at the Achates River in southwestern Sicily.

Metaphysical Properties: In general Agate cabochons are said to be stabilizing and strengthening. They improve memory and increase energy.