BLUE AGATE/CRYSTAL GEODE BOOKENDS FOR DISPLAY i458

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 02, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House
YOU ARE BUYING A 3 1/2 POUND SET OF BLUE COLOR ENHANCED AGATE/CRYSTAL GEODE BOOKENDS WHICH ARE 6 1/2" WIDE AND 4" HIGH. BEAUTIFUL SET TO ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION AND A GREAT SET FOR DISPLAY IN THE HOME OR OFFICE. BOOKENDS ALSO MAKE A GREAT GIFT IDEA. THE PICTURE IS TAKEN IN FULL SUNLIGHT. WE WILL COMBINE SHIPMENTS TO SAVE ON COSTS. SHIPPING WILL BE PRIORITY MAIL VIA USPS ORUPS DEPENDING ON WHICH IS THE LEAST EXPENSIVE TO YOUR POSTAL CODE. CALIFORNIA BUYERS ADD SALES TAX.
AGATE BOOKENDS

Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing silica in solution possibly derived from the decomposition of silicates in the lava. The siliceous matter is deposited in regular layers resulting in the banded or striped formation. Many times this beautiful material is made into bookends, spheres, eggs, and many other collectible items.

Agate Formation and characteristics Named after a river in Sicily , called Achates-Agate is the most common form of chalcedony, and is a versatile commericial stone. Agate with a cavity is called a geode. Hardness is a 6.5.

Most agates occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or ancient lavas where they represent cavities originally produced by the disengagement of volatiles in the molten mass which were then filled, wholly or partially, by siliceous matter deposited in regular layers

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