Successfully Added to Cart!
Slice of Agate
12" x 16"
Photographic Print

Slice of agate, closeup. Agate is an aggregate of different forms of silica (SiO2) that have formed concentric bands within a geode. A geode forms when the silica precipitates from liquid onto the inside surface of an empty pocket in a host rock. The outer layers are variegated forms of chalcedony (amorphous or noncrystalline silica), with the layers becoming more crystalline towards the centre. Quartz (centre) is the crystalline form of silica. The colours and arrangements of microcrystals are influenced by changes in pressure, temperature, and mineral content that occur during the formation process. The horizontal layers at lower centre are the result of sedimentary deposition.

We're your custom frame shop
We're your custom frame shop
Every custom frame is hand-assembled in Lockbourne, Ohio by our framing experts using materials sourced from around the world. Your walls are waiting.