Overall Dimension (including bail): 1.5 x 1.0 x 0.6 inches
Inner Bail Diameter: 5 mm
Weight: 16.7 grams
Serial Number: p31725
Agate is a striped chalcedony quartz that forms in layers and in a wide variety of colors and textures. An individual agate forms by filling a cavity in a "host" rock. As a result, agate often is found as a round nodule, with concentric bands. In ancient times it was said to quench thirst and guard against fever, and agate bowls were very popular in historical Europe.