This beautiful semiprecious stone cabochon is called Chopstick Agate and it is 69 mm (or 2.75 inches!) by 28.5 mm and 5 mm thick.
It is slightly translucent and has a tiny little crystal vug on its face.
Gorgeous sagenite agate from outer Mongolia, Chopstick Agate was named for its appearance of sticks!
Sagenite, or more accurately, sagenitic agate is any agate having acicular or needle like mineral or crystal growths. These hair like filaments are often arranged in fans or sunbursts.
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.
Metaphysical properties of Sagenite Agate: In general Agates are said to be stabilizing and strengthening. It is believed they help improve memory and increase energy.