Dendritic Agate is simple agate where manganese dendrites have formed within the stone. They get their name from the Greek word "dendron", meaning tree. These dendrites grow out and over the surface of their host rock, giving off an organic look.
Agate is a combination of chalcedony and quartz. It is easily recognizable by its multitude of colors and banding. Some of the most common formations of agates occur in geodes. These are cavities of gas that are eventually filled with fluids high in silica, allowing the formation of agate to take place. These geodes are then cut and polished to show their banding and crystals within them to be put on display. Agates have been used for decorative purposes as far back as 5000 years ago. Agate specimens are commonly dyed unnatural colors such as blue, purple, and pink to help showcase their banding.
Dendritic Agate abundance in all aspects of life. It is used to create peaceful and welcoming environments where you are able to fully experience life's moments. Many work with stone to get close to Mother Earth. Agates are often considered a stone of courage and strength. It is used to enhance mental functions while keeping us clear in both the mind and heart.
Chemical Formula: SiO2
Commonly found in Brazil, India, Madagascar, Mexico, and the United States.
You will receive one (1) tumbled stone similar to the ones pictured. Colors may vary based on screen size and resolution.