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Agatized Coral Fossil From Florida - FF001~.

Agatized Coral Fossil Specimen - "Florida's Sate Stone"
From: Tampa Bay area, Florida
Approximate size whole - 4" x 1 1/2" x 1-1/2"
An agatized coral fossil specimen cut in half and polished on cut surfaces. It is about 25 million years old and from the Lower Miocene period.

Agatized Coral Fossil - Florida
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Added to our rock_shop on Friday 30 January, 2009.

  •  Agatized Coral Fossil   (aka FOSSILIFEROUS ROCKS)    - (metamorphic rock)
    Agatized Coral Fossil Facts and Pictures| "Fossil Agatized Coral is Florida's state stone. The species of coral for the state stone is Montastrea. However, many types of coral species make-up this colorful coral." 
  •     Colors - reddish brown, yellowish brown, green (rare), blue (rare), purplish, white (including milky and bluish white), gray, greenish gray, black, and brown
        H. 6½-7
        S.G. 2.59-2.67
        Light transmission - transparent to subtranslucent
        Luster - waxy

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    DESCRIPTION: Primarily, agate is conspicuously banded chalcedony;  the bands range from parallel to highly uneven, even within some  individual specimens.  Both color and light transmission commonly differ from band to band.  In addition, chalcedony with variously shaped splotchy areas, commonly having arborescent shapes are called agate, usually moss agate.
    The term fossiliferous rock may be applied to any fossil-bearing rock. Those mentioned herein are only a few examples of many that have been used as gemrocks.  Some fossiliferous rocks have been selected for use as gemrocks because of the identities of their contained fossils; others have been chosen because of the patterns their included fossils give when cut in certain directions. The name usually applied to these rocks in the marketplace is the name of the rock preceded by either the name of the predominant fossil (e.g., coraline marble) or the adjective fossiliferous if the rock contains more than one kind of fossil with none predominant (e.g., fossiliferous limestone).  Several other names, however, have been used, most of them based either on the locality from which the rock came or someone's idea of a term that might increase sales of anything made from the rock. Because each of these gemrocks is so-to-speak unique, descriptions, noteworthy localities, etc. are included in the comments given after several of the materials listed under the OTHER NAMES subheading.
from: GEMROCKS: Ornamental & Curio Stones
Compiled by R. V. Dietrich, Professor Emeritus
Metaphysical Properties

Agate: Power
The agate gives us power and strengthens our faith in life. It grounds us and connects us with the principle of EARTH.
All gemstones and all beings are connected with God Almighty, but the agate completely commits itself to the planet. No other stone on earth works as quickly as the agate to bring us into harmony with the earth.
It gives us confidence. Life becomes easier, and time and again we start anew. The agate is a superb stone for the physical plane.
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