Black Agate

Black Agate

Grounding, Balancing, Calming

Metaphysical Properties

  • Helps you make good decisions
  • Keeps the body in balance as you age
  • Removes jinxes and reduces bad luck
  • Helps keep peace in stressful households
  • Brings you the inner strength to move on
  • Balances your positive and negative energy
  • It’s a grounding and protective crystal and it offers calming energy
  • Helps you associate with both the spiritual and physical plane, while helping you ground them in reality
  • Cleanses your body, mind, and aura of negative energy and thoughts giving you the opportunity to prosper
  • If you are very emotional, or feeling bad, abandoned or angry. This stone will bring you stability and balance with its soothing energy


  • I release emotional issues, and they are gently healed 


  • Chakras: Root
  • Energy: Receptive 
  • Planets: Moon
  • Element:  Earth
  • Zodiacs: Capricorn, Virgo, Gemini 
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Physical Properties

  • Color: Black
  • Rarity: Common
  • Luster: Dull vitreous to Greasy
  • Species: Quartz
  • Zoning: Color banding and layers of inclusions are common
  • Gravity: 2.57-2.64
  • Hardness: 6.5 to 7.0
  • Cleavage: None
  • Fracture: Conchoidal to Splintery
  • Locations: Afghanistan, Antarctica, Argentina, Armeni, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czechia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iraq, Isle of Man, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland , United States of America, Uruguay, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe
  • Pleochroism: None
  • Form/Habit: Usually as banded or layered botryoidal masses with micro-fibrous structure
  • Birefringence: Weak, 0.005 to 0.009
  • Transparency: Translucent, Can be transparent or Opaque
  • Named After: The river 'Achates'
  • Classification: Chalcedony, Tectosilicate
  • Melting point: 1,600⁰ C
  • Discovered In: Around the 3rd or 4th century (BC) 
  • Discovered By: A Greek philosopher, Theophrastus,
  • Luminescence: Inert
  • Chemical Name: Silicon dioxide (aka silica)
  • Refractive Index: 1.53-1.55
  • System/Structure: Hexagonal 
  • Chemical Formula: SiO2
  • Inclusions (streak): White 
  • Chemistry Classification: Silicate

Health Benefits 

  • Relieves anxiety

  • Eases menopausal symptoms

  • Promotes fertility and protects new life during pregnancy

  • Alleviates and heals bone and joint pain. and mobility issues, as well as shoulder and neck pain

  • It can help you cope with diseases, headaches, healing your pancreas, eyes, uterus, and other skin problems

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