In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In fact, seventeen of the fifty-seven sites are specifically listed for agate, chalcedony, chert, jasper, or petrified wood.
- These include Neolithic tools made from chalcedony as well as nephrite objects from Ancient China.
- The shoots and stalks themselves are casts composed of combinations of chalcedony, quartz, calcite, and barite.
- The collection today has eight vases executed by the Baroviers in calcedonio glass, which imitates chalcedony, banded agate, and other semiprecious stones.
- Calcite and barite actually crystallize after the formation of chalcedony and quartz cease and often infill or possibly cause subsequent fracturing of the agate.
- Groutite is observed as small, lustrous black, acicular crystals to 1/8 inch long that occur directly on the quartz or chalcedony.
- Common cements include clay minerals such as kaolinite, montmorillonite, or illite; quartz or chalcedony; iron oxides such as haematite; or calcite.
- Slowest-forming and most beautiful of all, huge crystals of amethyst, agate, chalcedony and rock crystal grow where condensed water has managed to seep into naturally insulated rock crevices.
- The depictions of birds and flowers were executed in precious materials including lapis lazuli, agate, Sicilian red and green jasper, chalcedony, amethyst and quartz as well as superb hard stones.
- Vein minerals are barite, calcite, chalcedony, and quartz.
- Other minerals mentioned from the mine by Dunham include galena, sphalerite, pyrite, chalcedony, and minor marcasite and pyrrhotite.
- Furthermore Oehler had previously shown that the silica minerals quartz and chalcedony critically important in the petrification of wood, can be made, rapidly in the laboratory from silica gel.
- The former habit is best known as the diagnostic morphology exhibited by stilbite; the latter is seen in many minerals, from malachite to chalcedony to goethite.
- The fine-grained sediment of the matrix is composed chiefly of microgranular quartz, although chalcedony with a fibrous texture is sometimes found.
- The matrix is composed of microgranular quartz with some fibrous chalcedony.
- Heaney expected to find that the quartz in tiger's-eye was chalcedony, a form that typically consists of fibrous, defect-riddled crystals less than 1 micrometer in diameter.
- Concretions of chalcedony after barite can be confused with cycads, and the wise collector must learn to differentiate between the two.
- The coarsely crystalline veins are composed predominantly of colorless barite and quartz and white chalcedony.
- The Brushy Basin sediments contain numerous chalcedony pseudomorph-after-barite concretions that range to more than 30 cm in diameter.
- In the spring of 1968, Stepanov together with amateurs B. Kantor and E. Kurdyukov discovered the now-famous manifestation of hollow agates with chalcedony pseudostalactites in the Moscow region.
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