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Bull Canyon Agate

This gorgeous semi precious translucent gemstone agate is called Bull Canyon Agate and it comes from a closed mining claim in Washoe, Nevada, near the Northern California/Nevada border area.

It is a nicely translucent moss agate. The moss is usually a bright red color, but can be green or brown. This material is also known as a "tube agate". Tube Agate forms when flow channels are captured in the structure of the growing silica. The "moss" then appears as long tubes in the stone.

Agate is a member of the chalcedony family, or a microcrystalline quartz, and it has a hardness of about 7 on the Moh's scale. Agates make great gemstone cabochons for jewelry. 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.