Crazy Lace Agate
Crazy Lace Agate is a unique often brightly coloured Agate that exhibits complex patterns of swirls & banding. Most lace Agates form with clean lines of parallel banding the crazy & random nature of this Agates banding structure is precisely why it has been allocated the name of Crazy Lace Agate. Most commercially available Crazy Lace Agate is found in Chihuahua, North Mexico, however has also been found other countries such as Australia in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, specimen formation here is approximately 65 million years old. This Agate typically gains its colouring from iron & aluminium giving it a wide colour range of reds, whites, yellows, greys, greens, pinks, blacks & browns.
Most Agates occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or ancient lavas where they represent cavities originally produced by the disengagement of volatiles in the molten mass which were then filled wholly or partially by siliceous matter deposited in regular layers upon the walls, from this siliceous matter crystals grow. Agate has also been known to fill veins or cracks in volcanic or altered rock underlain by granitic intrusive masses. Such Agates, when cut transversely exhibit a succession of parallel lines, giving a banded appearance to the section. Crazy Lace Agate is one of these types of Agates, others that form in this manner are known under the generic terms of Banded Agate, Lace Agate & Striped Agate. Although known of & utilised for centuries by ancient humans the current name “Agate” was given by Theophrastus a Greek Philosopher & naturalist. Somewhere between the 4th & 3rd century BC he found the stone along the shore line of the Dirillo River in Sicily an area known in ancient Greek times as Achates.
The Storm stone, when life gets intense & hard to handle or you feel like you’re weathering an unending chaotic storm Crazy Lace helps to clear the way, bringing the gift of sight to unveil the sunlight through the storm. It instils inner strength helping guide & navigate through the twists & turns of turbulent life waters while imparting the wisdom of “This too shall pass” Crazy lace instils a sense of knowing, It balances the mind keeping one calm & centred, dispelling feelings of anxiety & overwhelm. The nurturing energy of this stone helps one feel safe & secure, it empowers the soul bringing a “can do” attitude to all endeavours. Its calming energy helps one to better hear & understand their intuition or inner voice, allowing for clearer more intentional decision making.
The Earthy energy of Crazy Lace is both cleansing & regenerative it helps ground excess or negative energy & protect the body’s energy fields. It gives rise to a positive life force energy helping to maintain a happy, calm & peaceful disposition. Excellent for clearing karmic debris & removing negative attachments from ones life or auric field. It deflects negativity directed at the wearer, use as a talisman to ward of the evil eye, psychic attack & jealously. Crazy Lace helps one to let go of the past & release emotional pain associated with traumatic memories. It guides one to move forward to a bright new future full of wondrous possibilities. Particularly good for soul journeying it helps integrate all aspects of the self, bringing self love & happiness to the heart & mind. Magically, Crazy Lace is a powerful spell unwinder or dissolver it can be used to remove curses, hexes & malicious spell castings. It can also be used to tighten the karmic cycle & bring justice to unfair situation. Crazy Lace represents all five elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water & Aether. It is an excellent tool for harnessing, transforming & redirecting energies of all types.
Nausea, sea/motion sickness. Depression, Anxiety & fatigue. Auto Immune disorders. Brain & memory function, balances the endocrine system, slowing hormonal fluctuations.
Crystal System: Rhombohedral, Microcrystaline
Composition: SiO2 silicon dioxide
Form/Habit: Cryptocrystaline silica
Hardness: 6.5 - 7
Specific Gravity: 2.58–2.64
Colour: White to grey, green, yellow, orange, pink to red, brown, black.
Birefringence: up to +0.004 (B-G)