Chalcedony is not actually recognized by its name. scientists addresses it as "Microcrystalline Quartz", and precious stone collectors and gem dealers describe each variety by its meticulous name. There are hundreds of dissimilar Chalcedony varieties, and a lot of them have gem uses. In the world of gem deal, the name Chalcedony talks about only white or lightly colored, nodular or huge Chalcedony. The diversity Agate is for the most part diverse and fashionable of all Chalcedony. It is exceptionally plentiful and creates remarkable and dazzling examples. The majority of the Agate is hideous in an acceptable state. Specimens have got to be trimmed and cultured to take out their bursting beauty. Most samples sold to interested collectors have previously been treated, in the form of cultured slabs.
Several Chalcedonies are porous, and is being colored in different shades. Several Agate samples from Brazil are tinted, and are sold to the purchaser devoid of his knowledge of this fact. With knowledge, one can generally tell by the shade of an Agate if it was colored. Chalcedony normally pseudo morphs subsequent to organic materials. A well-known exemple is petrified wood, wood that has been wholly altered into Chalcedony (or one of numerous supplementary minerals). In the Petrified Forest National Monument in Arizona, a complete forest was distorted into petrified wood. Remnants of this antique forest can be witnessed in the huge silica clad logs that are established in the area. An additional well-known pseudo morph is Chalcedony after coral. Beneath the Tampa Bay in Florida, a large amount of coral has now been planted by Chalcedony, and its primitive form is conserved.