Snakeskin Agate cluster, Oregon
Agate is the banded form of the mineral Chalcedony, which is a microcrystalline variety of Quartz. Agate is the most varied and popular type of Chalcedony, having many varieties on its own. Although the pattern on every Agate is unique, the locality of an Agate will provide resemblances in banding style and color, thus lending many Agates with a geographic prefix.
Snakeskin Agate is a semi-translucent kind of Agate that exhibits light, creamy yellow or beige colors. It’s characterized by surface crazed markings that look a lot like a snake’s skin. Snakeskin Agate also has bands of white, peach, and orange which are also clear and translucent.