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A novel assortment of the quartz family, agate is quite common and monetarily reasonable. It has a normal hardness of 6.5-7 on the Mohs scale. Agate is known for the kaleidoscopic groups that may be compared to tiger stripes or tree rings. This wonderful element is the thing that makes agate such a well known gemstone. Some confirmation demonstrates that agate has been utilized by human creatures for up to 15,000 years. Today Agate is mined in the United States, Mexico, Germany, Italy, Brazil, China, India, Africa and various other nations.