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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 Encyclopedia of Crystals, Herbs, and New Age Elements (2016)

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

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 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. P. Aagata. This is a precious stone, differently denominated, according to its different colours; some being transparent, some opaque; and some partly transparent, and partly opaque. The Sardian Agates are red, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Merchandize, and Nomenclature in All Languages (1803)

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

The sardian Agates are red, and the most valuable Agate. of that kind are the flesh colored, mixed with brown; the less valuable are those, whose red borders upon a yellow. The onyx is entirely opaque, and of a whitish and black color.

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 previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

Agates nay be stained artificially with solution of silver in spirit of nitre, and afterwards exposing the part to the fun ; and though these artificial colours disappear on laying the stone for a night in aquafor- J», yet a knowledge of the practicability ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry and Mineralogy, with Their Applications (1835)

by Andrew Ure

moss agates, aquatic confervae, unaltered both in colour and form, and also coated with iron oxide. Mosses and lichens have also been observed, along with chlorite, in vegetations. An onyx agate set in a ring, belonging to the Earl of Powis , ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry: on the basis of Mr. Nicholson's, etc (1835)

by Andrew URE

moss agates, aquatic confervae, unaltered both in colour and form, and also coated with iron oxide. Mosses and lichens have also been observed, along with chlorite, in vegetations. An onyx agate set in a ring, belonging to the Earl of Powis , ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry, on the Basis of Mr. Nicholson's (1821)

In which the Principles of the Science are Investigated Anew, and Its Applications to the Phenomena of Nature, Medicine, Mineralogy, Agriculture, and Manufactures, Detailed by Andrew Ure

M'Culloch has recently detected, what Daubenton merely conjectured, in mocha and moss agates, aquatic conferva, unaltered both in colour and form, and also coated with iron oxide. Mosses and lichens have also been observed, along ...

Google previewThe New American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge (1863)

by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana

Agates are thus made to assume the onyx character, which is desired by the lapidary for the production of cameos and intaglios, in imitation of the antique sculptured gems. In these the figures, whether in relief or intaglio, are of a different color ...

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