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 13 different mine sites high in the mountains on the north to south mountain range covering a distance of over 4 miles. Many of these mine sites are not accessible by road.
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 of Laguna Agate: In general Agate cabochons are said to be stabilizing and strengthening. They improve memory and increase energy.