Green Moss Agate Slabs Page 2
Indian Green Moss Agate is renowned for its deep green and lime green moss
contrasting with colorless to white and drusy patches. It cuts gorgeous
stones. Some mossy areas with clear agate can be a bit vuggy, but we've
found it doesn't usually detract from the finished stone. If a perfect glass-like
surface is desired, filling in the tiny pits with super glue or epoxy before
prepolishing works wonders.
Agate is a form of microcrystalline quartz. It is usually formed in nodules
and has transparent, or translucent portions. As with all of the other species
in the quartz family, agate takes a high polish with cerium oxide. Mohs
hardness is 7.