moss agate


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moss agate

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(Minerals) a variety of chalcedony with dark greenish mossy markings, used as a gemstone
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Noun1.moss agate - an agate resembling moss with brown, black, or green markingsmoss agate - an agate resembling moss with brown, black, or green markings
agate - an impure form of quartz consisting of banded chalcedony; used as a gemstone and for making mortars and pestles
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A raft of other materials was also used, including mother-of-pearl, antler, ivory, jet, bone, wood, tortoiseshell and abalone shell, often incorporating cornelian, amethyst, moss agate, onyx and other semiprecious stones.
In three colourways, Madagascar Agate (bronzy browny peachy) Moss Agate (moss green and orangy brown) and Laguna Agate (grey blue gunmetal and pink), the palettes are pounds 29 each and available at Fenwick and Space NK in Newcastle.
Cook, "Connoisseur's Choice" (Mar/Apr) A continuing series started July/August 1992 2002 Dan Kile, "Occurrence and Genesis of Thundereggs Containing Plumes and Moss Agate from Del Norte Area, Saguache Co., Colorado" (Jul/Aug)