Enhydro Agate EA6 Tumbled Specimen

Enhydro Agate EA6 Tumbled Specimen

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1.7oz

Enhydro agates are nodules, agates, or geodes with water trapped inside its cavity. Enhydros are closely related to other fluid inclusions, but are composed of chalcedony. The formation of enhydros is still an ongoing process, with specimens dated back to the Eocene Epoch (over 56 Million years ago). They are commonly found in areas with volcanic rock. Enhydro agates are made up of banded microcrystalline or cryptocrystalline quartz. The agate has a hollow center, partially containing water. Enhydro agates can also contain debris or petroleum. Because the cavity is not full, the agate can produce sound from being shaken. Agates vary in size. The largest recorded water agate was found in Fuxin City, China, with a diameter of 63 cm and weighing 310 kg. There, skilled artisans will carve intricate shapes and designs  around the water cavity, which often end up in museums, private collections, and high-end auction houses.
    Enhydros are formed when water rich in silica percolates through volcanic rock, forming layers of deposited mineral. As layers build up, the mineral forms a cavity in which the water becomes trapped. The cavity is then layered with the silica-rich water, forming its shell. Unlike fluid inclusions, the chalcedony shell is porous, potentially allowing water to enter and exit the cavity very slowly. During the formation of an enhydro agate, debris can get trapped in the cavity. Types of debris varies in every agate.

Metaphysically speaking, Enhydro Agate Crystals assist one in expressing and communicating ones feelings from a heart level. It opens you to deep levels of being and to receiving divine love. This crystal can give one a strong and direct link to the Akashic Records.