Montana Agate x Australian Rainbow Lattice Sunstone
GLOWS IN THE DARK
Montana agate is formed as a result of prehistoric volcanic activity in the Yellowstone River Basin. Volcanic ash rich in silica catapults the formation of the misty matrix (called chalcedony), and inclusions of mineral oxides create the incredible grain and banding features of the stone. The reds and dirt colors are created by iron oxide and the blacks come from manganese oxide.
RARE AF Australian Rainbow Lattice Sunstone - a mouthful of confetti! This stone is only found in the Rainbow Serpent mine (Harts Range) in the Northern Territory of the Australian Outback. It is a type of feldspar (same family as moonstone) and contains the aventurescence effect, or visible sparkly freckles, confetti, and party streamers. Hematite and magnetite are responsible for creating the crystallographically oriented sparkles which look like tiny shiny triangles (confetti) and twining blades (lattice streamers). Oxidization and geophysical wear and tear makes those sparkles iridescent to our eyeballs!