This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Polished 'crazy lace' agate

Polished 'crazy lace' agate

E425/1095

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

DIRK WIERSMA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DIRK WIERSMA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Polished 'crazy lace' agate, close-up. Agate is an aggregate of different forms of silica (SiO2) within a geode. A geode forms when the silica precipitates from liquid onto the inside surface of an empty pocket in a host rock. Crazy lace agate is an agate in the form of chalcedony (amorphous or non-crystalline silica), its patterns reminiscent of Brussels lace. The colours and arrangements of microcrystals are influenced by changes in pressure, temperature, and mineral content that occur during the formation process. The wonderful resulting swirls and intricate patterns make it a popular choice for use in jewellery. This piece was found in Chihuahua, Mexico. Actual width: 15 centimetres.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}