Be at peace in your heart and patient in your mind.
Feel secure in your relationships with others.
Trust in and accept all aspects of your own being.
Increase your practicality and analytical qualities.
Let Agatized Coral connect you to all beings!
Mineralogy of Agatized Coral
Mineral Family: Organic Gem / Tectosilicate
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Color: All colors; principally red, yellow, brown, and grey
Crystal System: Trigonal, orthorhombic, amorphous
Form/Habit: Coral-shaped, replaced by silicate
Fracture: Uneven, splintery
Luminescence: Varies by species
Location: The largest deposits for Agatized Coral are in Indonesia and the United States (Florida, Georgia).
Mineral Family: Agatized Coral is a fossil; a remnant or impression of an organism which lived in the past. Fossils come in many different forms and, depending on what is being preserved, the fossilization process can also be very different. In the case of Agatized Coral, the Coral is completely replaced by minerals. In fact, the mineralization process can be so exacting that it literally replaces the Coral with minerals on a cell by cell basis, preserving incredibly detailed patterns.
Formation: Agatized Coral is the fossilized remains of ancient Corals which flourished millions of years ago. Typically when a Coral dies, it decomposes relatively quickly, leaving no trace behind. But occasionally, it may be quickly covered with fine-grained sedimentary materials, such as clay or ash. As the Coral decomposes, its outer structure is preserved and replaced by various silica minerals found in the sediment, including Agate and, less frequently, Opal. These minerals create the rainbow of colors found in Agatized Coral. While any kind of Coral can potentially be fossilized, most Agatized Corals from Florida are a species called Montastrea.
Mining: Typically mined from secondary deposits that no longer have their original relationship with the host rock. The majority of Agatized Corals are found in geodes that wash up on beaches.
Enhancements: All tumbled Agatized Coral on the market is fully natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
History of Agatized Coral
Agatized Coral is both an Agate and a fossil of ancient Coral. Both Agate and Coral have many traditions associated with them and were included in lapidaries dating back into ancient times.
For more information about the history of Coral see: Red Coral
Healing Properties of Agatized Coral
Spiritual: Agatized Coral is a highly mystical stone for exploring the mysteries of life on this planet. It teaches us the power of interdependence and that we are all connected, none of us truly isolated except in our own minds. Agatized Coral reminds us that we are constantly changing and evolving, yet we also remain fundamentally the same, and this apparent paradox is both beautiful and good. Agatized Coral is attuned to the Root and Sacral Chakras and linked to Pisces and Gemini. It is connected to the element of Water and vibrates to the number 7 and 22.
Emotional: Agatized Coral soothes and quiets turbulent emotions. It reminds us to breathe deeply and to step back and look at the situation logically and from a neutral mind. In particular, it can help us to explore our relationships, noting which ones serve both parties in a healthy and happy symbiosis, and which ones are parasitic and dangerous to one or more parties. Agatized Coral shows us the Truth, without judgement or guilt. It then encourages us to gently but firmly adjust our relationships (and perhaps our belief systems as well) so that the Highest Good is served.
Mental: Agatized Coral increases diplomacy and cooperation. It helps us to see, understand, and design systems that work together for a greater purpose. Agatized Coral is a wonderful talisman for anyone involved in protecting and studying ecosystems, or any marine science. It also helps us to think analytically about how we can protect ourselves, our society, and our planet.
Physical: Agatized Coral is believed to help strengthen the skeletal system and dermis. It is also said to help restore the calcium balance in the body. Agatized Coral has been used by metaphysical healers to treat spine disorders.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Ethically Sourced Agatized Coral
The Miners sell to a rough Gem Dealer/Exporter.
The Exporter sells to a Wholesale Lapidary.
The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.
Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
The Supply Chain
The Supply Chain is relatively short.
The Mine and the Lapidary are located in different countries, with one middleman involved.
This Agatized Coral comes from a small mine in Indonesia, most likely on Java or Sumatra.
The exact deposit is unknown, but most likely caused only minor environmental damage,
and would have been relatively low risk for miners.
Learn More: Ethical Mining
This Agatized Coral was polished in Cape Town, South Africa.
The Lapidary is a family-owned business, founded by father and passed on to his sons.
Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.
The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells primarily at large gem shows.
Learn More: Ethical Lapidary
I have been doing business with this source since the earliest days in my business. They are a major tumbling company and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source. The owners visit many small and industrial-size mines personally. For artisanal-mined deposits in sub-Sahara Africa, the owners work with Gem Dealers who deal directly with the part-time miners. The majority of these Gem Dealers are women.
Some, but not all, of their stones are labeled with country-of-origin. For those that aren’t, I have to ask the owners personally. They tend to get impatient with questions. As I’ve learned more about mining practices in individual countries, I have become increasingly selective about what I will purchase from them. However, they remain my preferred source for most of sub-Sahara Africa.
Agatized Coral Tumbled Stone
Color: Multi-colored, may be pink, orange, red, yellow, and/or white, with distinct fossil patterns. 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 Agatized Coral
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