Feel safe and grounded during challenging times.
Be more self-confident and find true internal peace.
Connect more deeply with Nature and Gaia energy.
Attract Devas and create a lush and healthy garden.
Let Tree Agate inspire you to grow healthy and strong!
Mineralogy of Tree Agate
Mineral Family: Tectosilicate
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Color: Colorless Agate with green (chlorite) and red/brown (iron hornblende) inclusions
Crystal System: Hexagonal/trigonal
Luminescence: Green (long wave) / Yellowish-white (short wave)
Transparency: Translucent, opaque
Location: Tree Agates may be found wherever Snow Quartz and other varieties of Dendritic Agate are found. The majority of Tree Agates on the market are from Botswana, Brazil, and the United States.
Mineral Family: Despite its name, Tree Agate is actually a variety of Quartz, which is in turn a Silicate mineral. Silicate minerals are 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 its members come in every shade of the rainbow. Tree Agate is a form of Snow Quartz with green maganese (dendritic) inclusions.
Formation: Tree Agate is created when liquid magma from a volcanic explosion cools down and transforms into igneous rock. 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. On occasion, other minerals might also be present in the hollow space and thus become inclusions within the Quartz.
Mining: Quartz is a commonly found secondary mineral in many kinds of commercial mines. Any mine that produces Clear Quartz or colored Quartz crystals is almost certain to also produce Snow Quartz as well. Occasionally the Snow Quartz may have inclusions, such as the maganese which makes Tree Agate distinctive.
Enhancements: All Tree Quartz are fully natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
Synonyms: Dendritic Agate, Dendritic Snow Quartz, Dendritic Chalcedony
History of Tree Agate
Tree Agate is a relatively “new” healing stone whose properties have only recently begun to be explored. As a result, it was not included in early lapidaries, texts which describe gemstones and their powers. However, many other types of Agate have rich histories. It is certainly possible that Tree Agate may have used by indigenous cultures for ornaments as well as for healing and spiritual purposes.
Healing Properties of Tree Agate
Spiritual: Tree Agate helps us to attain true inner peace and maintain it despite the occasional chaos inherent in life. It helps us to let go of our own ego and spiritual arrogance and instead recognize that we are all connected to the same universal vibration. Tree Agate helps connect our conscious self with the Angelic Realms and can help us deepen meditation. It can also be used to attract devas and other nature spirits to our garden or to serve as spirit guides. Tree Agate is attuned to the Root, Heart and Crown Chakras and is linked to the astrological signs of Gemini and Scorpio. It is connected to the element of Earth and vibrates to the numbers 2 and 7.
Emotional: Tree Agate is a wonderful stone for anyone seeking courage because it inspires us to cultivate real strength and resiliency. It reminds us that we are strong and can weather any storm with grace and dignity, if we maintain our flexibility while also staying grounded. Tree Agate is an especially good stone for anyone who sometimes feels powerless, but is ready to stand up for themselves. This makes it a particularly beneficial stone for children who have been emotionally traumatized and need to heal and grow strong.
Mental: Tree Agate awakens the warrior within us, allowing us to accurately assess situations and deal with them in the most appropriate manner. It encourages us to be spontaneous and open to creative inspiration. Tree Agate is especially good at helping us to analyze the link between our emotions and our physical body, making us more fully conscious in our decisions and aware of their effects. Tree Agate also reminds us to surround ourselves with positive people and to work together towards the common good. It is a particularly helpful stone for anyone involved in conservation or social justice.
Physical: Tree Agate is highly recommended as an all-around healing stone and can often be used anywhere that Snow Quartz might be used to amplify the energy of other crystals. Metaphysical healers use it strengthen the immune system and help maintain physical vibrancy. It is also believed to help prevent infections, making it potentially a valuable tool for treating any auto-immune disease where preventing infections is critical.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Ethically Sourced Tree Agate
The Miners sell directly to the Lapidary.
The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.
Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
The Supply Chain
The Supply Chain is clean and short.
The Mine and the Lapidary are located in neighboring countries, but there are no middlemen involved.
This Tree Agate comes from a small mine in Botswana.
The exact mine is unknown, but Botswana is one of the few countries that has adopted
environmentally-friendly and sustainable mining practices.
Botswana has the safest mining standards in Africa.
Learn More: Ethical Mining
This Tree Agate 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.
Tree Agate Tumbled Stone
Color: White and green. 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 Tree Agate
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