Magnets: Agate (polished)
About the Item: These unique specimens are hand made in the USA (by me). I tumble polished each agate (which takes several weeks to produce a high quality specimen). I then mount the specimen on super-magnets so that they function well and don't slide off vertical surfaces. I use very high quality super-magnets so that the magnet can be small and not distract from the beautiful specimen.
Each specimen is millions of years old and a wonderful item to give or enjoy yourself. Agates have been used for jewelry, trade, and commerce for thousands of years.
Agate, a cryptocrystalline variety of quartz, is a semi-precious gemstone. It occurs as a filling within gas cavities and veins in certain lavas or as a replacement mineral within some sedimentary limestones and claystones. Agates can form in a variety of colors depending primarily upon the presence of iron-rich solutes.
Magnet: Agate (polished) - Semi-precious Gemstone
Eocene Epoch - 38 to 54 million years old
Western Washington, USA