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Montana Moss Agate

November 8th, 2022

Since biblical times agates have been considered power stones,Guest Posting talismans of protection and healing energy. The agates found in Montana are no exception. Native Americans believed the intriguing stone told stories from the earth mother and provided protection. It was the stone of warriors. Montana Moss Agate is considered by many to be the most powerful of all agates and is said to ward off storms.

Montana Moss Agate, a semi-precious stone found in the alluvial gravels of the Yellowstone River and its tributaries, is an exquisite and valued form of “chalcedony”, one of many types of the mineral, quartz. Montana Moss Agate is classified as a cryptocrystalline or microcrystalline quartz and has a hardness rating of 7.

Montana Moss Agate will take a high polish and is used in carvings and jewelry. The Montana Moss Agate is noted for the dendrite and ribbon effect in the rocks. Another type of Montana Moss Agate is sometimes called pepper rock for sprinkles of black found in it that resemble pepper grains.

Although agates of many different varieties are distributed around the world, this beautiful and unique agate is only found in eastern Montana. Most of these agates are located in gravel deposits from the Pleistocene age.

Over 80 million years ago, volcanic activity near what is now the town of Sidney, Montana created this incredible chalcedony known as Montana Moss Agate. Found along the entire length of the Yellowstone River, Montana Moss Agates are most plentiful within a 200 mile stretch between Custer and Sidney, Montana.