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Small voids in the wood structure and cracks are sometimes filled by agates. Similar processes can also occur in silica-rich sedimentary rocks like sandstone.
The image shows a cross section of a silicified wood branch from an unknown location in India. Cracks in the wood have been filled with colorful agate.
While the wood substance has been replaced by yellow chalcedony, probably dyed by hydrous iron oxides, the agate fillings in the voids are stained by reddish hematite.
The difference in color indicate that the silicification of the wood and the agate formation took place at different times. The image below shows the core in detail. Collection, photos and copyright Klaus Stubenrauch.
Agate Varieties The names of agate varieties are chosen more or less arbitrarily according to their visual appearance, usually that of a cut and polished stone - there are no strict rules or definitions.
A few terms are widespread and people agree on their meaning.
Some of the names have very little to with the properties of the agate itself, but with the way the agates have been cut: Language barriers cause more difficulties. A Single manner chemnitz agate" in English is not the same as the literal equivalent "Flammenachat" in German.
The same is true for "coral agate" which can be a chalcedony pseudomorph after coral and thus not really an agatebut also a reddish agate with a certain growth pattern. Most of the agate names have no mineralogical significance.
Onyx and Sardonyx Onyx is simply a black-and-white agate and sardonyx a red-white and rarely red-white-black variant. There would probably be no separate name for it if there wasn't a long tradition of cutting cameos from onyx and sardonyx. Onyx is not to be confused with onyx marble, a banded marble consisting of calcite, not quartz used for ornamental works, which is frequently sold as "onyx".
Except for the color, with the black parts being opaque in good specimen, there is nothing specific that cannot be found in other agates. The "ideal onyx" is made of parallel alternating layers of black and white and thus cut from agate of the Uruguay-type.
There is a long tradition of dying agates to turn them into onyx for ornamental and lapidary uses and it can be very hard to tell a real onyx from an artificially dyed one.
Enhydros Occasionally agate geodes are found that still have some of the water captured in a central cavity, so called enhydros. You can sometimes hear the water when you shake the specimen.
These will slowly loose their water as it escapes through tiny capillaries and evaporates at the surface. There is nothing special about enhydros except for being quite rare, they simply did not dry out yet, like all the other agates did.
The presence of water in the geode is sometimes interpreted as an indication of an agate formation in a watery environment, but of course the water could just as well have entered the geode later. Sometimes groups of neighboring polygonal agates were found that apparently were once separated by thin platy crystals.
The former crystals are now completely dissolved and replaced by clay and quartz. The first image shows the not so common case of two halves of a polygonal agate that was not cut into many slices.
The agates are usually made of a thin layer of white, gray or bluish, but hardly ever colorful agate, followed by another layer of quartz crystals that outlines a central cavity. In this specimen the quartz crystals are covered by another thin layer of chalcedony.
In the center you can see the cut running through the geode horizontally. The geode is bounded by perfectly plane "faces" with a polygonal outline, but the shape is asymmetric with random angles between the "faces" and thus is not related to any crystal class.Why are single-family homes just outside cities so bad for health?
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