Lovely red Flame Agate semi precious gemstone cabochons from Chihuahua, Mexico.
Obviously named for its red and orange flame shaped inclusions! It has also been called Apache Flame Agate or Mexican Red Apache Agate.
It was discovered in 1957 near Ejido El Apache. The single most revered agate is the Hooded Owl and it is an Apache Flame Agate.
This gemstone cabochon material is also classified as a Plume Agate because of its plume like inclusions.
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 and makes for great jewelry designer cabochons. The name is derived from its occurrence at the Achates River in southwestern Sicily.
Metaphysical Properties of Flame Agate: In general Agates are said to be stabilizing and strengthening. They improve memory and increase energy.