scottish agate

Marine agate

I love picture stones, whether landscape limestones such as Pietra Paesina from Italy (see http://on.fb.me/1NcRckv) or beautiful agates with seeming worlds within (http://on.fb.me/1NcRkR9). In this lovely Scottish specimen (probably born in bubbles in basalts that were erupted some 400 million years ago during the closure of the Iapetus Ocean) appears a seeming window into a mysterious beach world on a misty dawn, looking over a calm bay towards distant hills on the other side. One of the best specimens I’ve ever feasted my eyes on.

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Image credit: Narional Museums Scotland