Dendritic Agate is known as the stone of plentitude. Although slow working, Dendritic Agate is very effective in bringing abundance and fullness to all areas of life, including business and agriculture. Dendritic Agate is an emotional stabilizer, encouraging one to remain centered during times of confusion. Dendritic Agate supports perseverance and the ability to see difficulties as an opportunity for change. Dendritic Agate encourages one to remain connected with your roots as you grow from your challenging experiences. Dendritic Agate assists with keeping one grounded and in touch with the physical world. This stone helps one to create, focus, and move forward with realistic goals, so one does not stay stuck “living” merely in one’s dreams and mental thoughts.
In paleontology, dendritic mineral crystal forms are often mistaken for fossils. These pseudofossils form as naturally occurring fissures in the rock are filled by percolating mineral solutions. They form when water rich in manganese and iron flows along fractures and bedding planes between layers of limestone and other rock types, depositing dendritic crystals as the solution flows through. A variety of manganese oxides and hydroxides are involved , including:
- birnessite (Na4Mn14O27·9H2O)
- coronadite (PbMn8O16)
- cryptomelane (KMn8O16)
- hollandite (BaMn8O16)
- romanechite ((Ba,H2O)Mn5O10)
- todorokite ((Ba,Mn,Mg,Ca,K,Na)2Mn3O12·3H2O) and others.
A three-dimensional form of dendrite develops in fissures in quartz, forming moss agate.
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