Moss Agate Skull (A148)
Uniquely colorful moss agate hand-carved into the form of a much smaller than life human skull.
Moss agate is a semi-precious gemstone formed from silicon dioxide. It is a form of chalcedony which includes minerals of a green color embedded in the stone, forming filaments and other patterns suggestive of moss. The field is a clear or milky-white quartz, and the included minerals are mainly oxides of manganese or iron. It is not a true form of agate, as it lacks agate's defining feature of concentric banding. The colors are formed due to trace amounts of metal present as an impurity, such as chrome or iron. The metals can make different colors depending on their oxidation state. Despite its name, moss agate does not contain organic matter and is usually formed from weathered volcanic rocks. Montana moss agate is found in the alluvial gravels of the Yellowstone River and its tributaries between Sidney and Billings, Montana. It was originally formed in the Yellowstone National Park area of Wyoming as a result of volcanic activity. In Montana moss agate, the red color is the result of iron oxide and the black color is the result of manganese oxide.
Moss agate is associated with nature, agriculture, and new beginnings. It can harness the earth energies for healing. Put moss agate around plants to foster better growth! The gentle, nurturing energy of moss agate encourages the user to appreciate and enjoy each moment on Earth. It assists the planet in its healing as well. Moss Agate is considered a “birthing” crystal that can assist midwives in their work. Use moss agate to balance the heart chakra when releasing stress. Moss agate also comforts and soothes emotional wounds. It assists in releasing old habits and forgiving others. Moss agate also attracts wealth and abundance, improves self-esteem, and helps to calm and release fears. Metaphysically, moss agate may help with depression. It cleanses and detoxifies the circulation & elimination systems of the body. Those with Virgo as their astrological sun sign will benefit most from the metaphysical effects of moss agate. Hold moss agate and affirm: “I live in an abundant world.”