FOUND IN: ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, BRAZIL, GERMANY, MEXIC, MOROCCO & USA
Pink Agate: is partially translucent with opaque pink and cream flecks, swirls or banding.
Agate is defined as a “banded chalcedony”, or a variety of quartz, filled with a translucent, multicolored chalcedony, some with parallel bands. The composition is silica with a variety of trace elements. The names of agate varieties are chosen for their appearance or how they are cut. Therefore, there are many agate “varieties”.
It is said to be a grounding stone that brings balance emotionally, physically and intellectually; harmonizing the Yin and Yang. Pink Agate is also credited for enhancing mental function and improving concentration, perception and analytical abilities as well as helping one to overcome negativity and bitterness of the heart. In addition, Pink Agate is associated with parental love and is said to be beneficial in strengthening the bond between parent and child.
Color: Various, banded or layered
Color of streak: White
Moh’s hardness: 6½-7
Specific gravity: 2.60-2.65
Crystal system: Hexagonal (triagonal)
Chemical composition: SiO2 silicon dioxide
Transparency: Translucent, opaque
Refractive index: 1.544-1.553
Double refraction: +0.009
Absorption spectrum: Dyed yellow: 7000, (6650), (6340)
Fluorescence: Varies with bands: partly strong; yellow, blue-white