AFMS All American Club Award
Brecciated Agate, Image Credit: Lori Carter
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All American Club Award?
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Brecciated Agate with Fortifications in Heal Fractures
This is a slice of an agate from Georgia. It formed, broke, then more agate filled in the fractures and made it a solid piece again. The breaking and re-healing is what makes it brecciated (pronounced breh-shee-ay-ted). Brecciated rock is not unusual, but to have bands of agate (fortifications) in the healed fractures is not common.
Image Credits: Lori Carter