Agate, Fire (Burnt, Disc)

 Passionate Protection

Dare to pursue your passions and desires.

Enjoy greater physical vitality and energy.

Be fearless and know you will be supported.

Unleash your creativity and erotic sensuality.

Let Burnt Fire Agate make you as bold as a Dragon!


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Mineralogy of Burnt Fire Agate

Rough Fire Agate, Aguascalientes, Mexico

Rough Fire Agate, Aguascalientes, Mexico

Mineral Family: Tectosilicate

Chemical Composition: SiO2
Cleavage: None
Color: Red-orange
Crystal System: Trigonal
Fracture: Uneven
Gravity: 2.6-2.64
Hardness: 6.5-7
Luminescence: Varies with bands: partly strong; yellow, blue-white
Luster: Vitreous
Streak: White
Transparency: Translucent, opaque

Location: The most important Fire Agate deposits are in northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. Additional deposits have been found in Brazil, Czech Republic, India, Iceland, and Morocco.

Fire Agate mine location

Mineral Family: Burnt Fire Agate is the heat-treated variety of Fire Agate, a rare type of Agate and a Silicate mineral. Agate is a tiny twig on a far off branch of the crystal tree. Silicate minerals form the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedron – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the four corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar. Quartz is a large mineral family in its own right, and has two main subdivisions, macrocrystalline (crystals that are large enough to be seen by the naked eye, for example, Amethyst) and microcrystalline (crystals so small they can only be seen through a microscope, for example, Agate). All microcrystalline Quartz fall under the subcategory of Chalcedony, which is then further subdivided. One of these categories is Agate. Fire Agate is a rare kind of colorless Agate which contains iridescent spheroids of limonite (iron) which creates its beautiful rainbow of colors ranging from brownish-red and orange to blue and green. When heat-treated these colors become much brighter and opaque, at which point it is called Burnt Fire Agate.

Formation: Agates are created when liquid magma from a volcanic explosion cools down and transforms into igneous rocks. During this cooling down period, silica acid bubbles shift from being a gas/liquid into a solid compound. The bubble becomes a hollow space in the igneous rock and the silica acid becomes Quartz crystals. Agates are formed when thin sheets of Quartz are layered with other minerals, creating a wide variety of colors and patterns.   

Mining: Agates are the primary product of numerous mines worldwide, and are typically mined from primary deposits that still have their original relationship with the host rock. Agates are usually ball or almond-shaped nodules ranging in size from a fraction of an inch to several yards in diameter. If the Agate fills the entire hollow space left by the gas bubble, it is called an Agate Almond. If a hollow remains in the center, it is called an Agate Geode.

Fire Agate Mine

Opal Hill Mine, USA is a wonderful source for gem-quality Fire Agates

Enhancements: Burnt Fire Agates are heat-treated Fire Agates. When Fire Agates are exposed to high temperatures their colors and patterns become vivid, but lose the iridescent “fire” seen in the highest quality natural Fire Agates.

Natural Fire Agate

Natural Fire Agate

 Burnt Fire Agate

Burnt Fire Agate














Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Rough Fire Agate

History of Burnt Fire Agate

For information on the history of Burnt Fire Agate see: Fire Agate


Healing Properties of Burnt Fire Agate

Spiritual: Burnt Fire Agate is at once grounding and inspiring. It is a stone of great passion which can be used for spiritual awakenings. It gives us courage and stamina to follow our spiritual path despite hardships. Burnt Fire Agate helps us feel safe and supported and repels psychic and emotional vampires. It is attuned to the Root and Sacral Chakras; is linked to Aries, Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, and the elements of Fire; and vibrates to the Number 7 and 9.

Emotional: Burnt Fire Agate inspires in us a passionate joy in the simple act of being alive. It reminds us to not take anything for granted, and also to not waste our precious time with people or things that make us unhappy. Burnt Fire Agate helps us to feel energetically safe and protected, so that we can have a strong emotional foundation on which to build an even happier life. Burnt Fire Agate is a wonderful aphrodisiac, helping us to attract new lovers and incite passion in existing relationships. 

Mental: Burnt Fire Agate helps us to think independently and to not be distracted by the opinions and influences of others. It encourages us to follow our bliss and be the best possible version of ourselves. Burnt Fire Agate can help us to navigate the tricky terrain of a negative work environment. It shows us how to keep negative coworkers from bothering us so that we can stay productive and peaceful. Burnt Fire Agate is also particularly useful for artists as it can inspire both creativity and focus. Our own wild inspiration is more fully and quickly accessed when holding or being near this stone

Physical: Metaphysical healers call Fire Agate a stone of “eternal youth” and use it to bring heat and vitality to the entire body. It is said to increase digestion and assists with sexual dysfunctions. It is also used for treating the central nervous system. Like other Agates, it is commonly used to help treat eye disorders.

* Burnt Fire Agate has been heat-treated in order to bring out a more vivid coloring and patterns. This treatment only subtly changes the healing properties of the stone. In the case of Burnt Fire Agate, the energy is brighter and more dramatic, but not as grounding as natural Fire Agate.  

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

“Burnt” Fire Agate Tumbled Stone

Color: Red-orange, with scale-like pattern. This is a 100% natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty.

Size: 1 inch, or a little bit bigger

Weight: 1 oz

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks. 

Safe Handling of Fire Agate