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Agates a.k.a. Agate is a cryptocrystalline variety of silica, chiefly chalcedony, characterised by its fineness of grain and brightness of color. Although agates may be found in various kinds of rock, they are classically associated with volcanic rocks and can be common in certain metamorphic rocks.

  • also known as 瑪瑙

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Google previewThe Dictionary of Merchandise, and Nomenclature in All Languages (1805)

For the Use of Counting-houses: Containing, the History, Places of Growth, Culture, Use, and Marks of Excellency, of Such Natural Productions, as Form Articles of Commerce; with Their Names in All European Languages by C. H. Kauffman

Agates. This is a precious stone, differently denominated, according to its different colors ; some being transparent, some opaque ; and some partly transparent, and partly opaque. The Sardian Agates are red, and the most valuable of that ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India (2014)

by George Watt

Agates are concretionary masses or nodules, which occur usually in hollows or veins in volcanic rocks. When cut across the sections show layers. “ The colour markings are often in concentric rings of varying forms and intensity, or in straight ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Crystals, Herbs, & New Age Elements (2016)

An A to Z Guide to New Age Elements and How to Use Them by Adams Media

Magical Uses: Agates exhibit both the strength of a stone and the fluidity of air and water, making them useful as balancing and grounding stones. They are excellent for stabilizing energy and combating negativity and bitterness. Agates are ...

Google previewCunningham's Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic (2011)

by Scott Cunningham

Agates were popular talismans in the Middle East to ensure the healthy state of the blood. In ancient Britain, they were worn to guard against skin diseases. Triangular- shaped agates were used in Syria to avert intestinal problems.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Merchandize, and Nomenclature in All European Languages, for the Use of Counting-Houses. 4. Ed (1815)

by C ..... H ..... Kauffmann

The Sardian agates are red, and the most valuable of that kind are the flesh- coloured, mixed with brown; the less valuable are those, the red of which borders upon a yellow. The onyx is entirely opaque, and of a whitish and black colour.

Google previewThe Engineers and Mechanics Encyclopaedia (1837)

Comprehending Practical Illustrations of the Machinery and Processes Employed in Every Description of Manufacture of the British Empire by Luke Herbert

Agates are most prized when the internal figure nearly resembles some animal or plant. Agates are artificially coloured by immersion in metallic solutions. They are extensively used in Paris for making cups, rings, seals, handles for knives and ...

Google previewLondon encyclopaedia; or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature and practical mechanics (1829)

comprising a popular view of the present state of knowledge by Thomas Tegg

Few agates; great deposit of zeolites; opal, hauyne; uppermost limit of arragonite ; undermost limit of nepheline and leucite. II. First Tertiary Limestone, or Tertiary Coarse Limestone Formation. Best Q O r O © w UNSTRATIFIED CRYSTALLINE ...

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Scrabble value of A1G2A1T1E1S1

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