Agate – Gemzworld Crystals Encyclopedia
Agate – This is our research and findings into this mineral.
The place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Agate derives its name from the Greek philosopher and naturalist who discovered the stone along the river Achates’ shoreline in the 3rd century BC.
Many colourful agates and chalcedonies were obtained from the river now called Dirillo in Sicily.
Agate was also discovered amongst Neolithic artefacts.
The past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or something, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Agate comes from the Greek word Agateeq which means happy.
Human use of agate crystal can be traced as far back as stone age France circa 20,000BC. It was valued in ancient civilisation as they thought that the user would become invisible. They also used Agate to protect from fever and quench thirst.
Medieval civilisations used agate to protect from danger and bring victory and strength; Agate was also used to favour the Gods.
Agate has a lower intensity and vibration than most yet is regarded as being grounded and stabilised.
The act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something
Agate /ˈæɡət/ is a common rock formation, consisting of chalcedony and quartz as its primary components, consisting of a wide variety of colours.
Specific gravity: 2.58–2.64
Refractive index: 1.530–1.540
Birefringence: up to +0.004 (B-G)
Mohs Scale: 7 to 7.5
A number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
There are many forms of Agate, and they include:
A quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Mental – Prevents insomnia, promotes pleasant dreams,
helps truthfulness, increases concentration, calms fear and stress
Spiritual – Depending on the agate used. Reach new levels of awareness in meditation
Physical – Helps cure skin diseases. Helps bone marrow. It keeps the blood healthy. Enhances fertility, allergy relief
Geometric form: Various depending on the type of Mineral
Birthstone: Depending on the Mineral
Appearance: Each agate is unique in appearance
Aura: Depending on the Mineral
Colour: Variety of Colour, includes black, green, white, yellow, blue, grey and brown
Chakra: Depending on the Mineral
Gemzworld Crystals – References and resources:
Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009
The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014
World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003
Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001
New Oxford American Dictionary
The Mohs Hardness Scale by International Gem Society
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