Botswana Agate Africa Metaphysical Meanings and Healing Properties
Botswana Agate Stimulates Crown Chakra, Prevents Out-of-Body Visitations from Others, Cuts Mental Cords, Releases Emotional Repression
Healing Properties “Used to treat disorders of the nervous system and to help aid and rid the body of toxins, as well as aid in the healing of broken bones.
Crystal Formula SiO2
Crystal Structure Rhombohedral Microcrystalline
Agate /ˈæɡət/ is a cryptocrystalline variety of silica, chiefly chalcedony, characterized 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.Donald W. Hyndman, David D. Alt (2002). Roadside Geology of Oregon (18th ed.). Missoula, Montana: Mountain Press Publishing Company. p. 286. ISBN 0-87842-063-0.
Most agates occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or ancient lavas, in former cavities produced by volatiles in the original molten mass, which were then filled, wholly or partially, by siliceous matter deposited in regular layers upon the walls. Agate has also been known to fill veins or cracks in volcanic or altered rock underlain by granitic intrusive masses. Such agates, when cut transversely, exhibit a succession of parallel lines, often of extreme tenuity, giving a banded appearance to the section. Such stones are known as banded agate, riband agate and striped agate