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Black Agate is a jet black, opaque crystal that is often found tumbled. Some pieces, when sliced, will have white and black banding with a druzy, shimmering center. Black Ggate has a glassy luster and naturally can appear quite dull.

Black Agate, like all black stones, is a grounding and protective crystal.

It gives a calming peace that helps those during a period of bereavement.

Black Agate gives inner strength to move on and is also very helpful in keeping the peace in stressful households.

This calming stone will keep one steady when faced with practical decision-making or when doling out ‘tough love’.

Physically, Black Agate alleviates problems of the bones and joints, mobility issues and pain of the shoulder or neck. It keeps the body in balance, especially as one ages.


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Physical and Metaphysical Properties for
Crystal Name:Black Agate
Affirmation:I release emotional issues and they are gently healed.
Question:What is your favorite grounding crystal?
Astrological Sign:Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)
Primary Chakra:Root Chakra
Location:Africa, Brazil
Mineral Class:Silicates
Crystal System:Trigonal Crystal System
Hardness:7 Hardness
Numerical Vibration:Number 6
Chemical Composition:SiO2, Silicon Dioxide
Physical:Bone Disorders and Health, Joint Pain and Health, Pain Relief
Emotional:Calming, Coping with Grief, Peace and Peacefulness, Reducing Stress or Tension
Spiritual:Grounding, Spiritual Protection
Extra Grade:Beautiful jet black, <10% Matrix
A Grade:Nice jet black, 10% - 25% Matrix
B Grade:Poor black color and/or >25% Matrix
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Posted on March 13, 2013
  Thanks was looking for the properties of black agate came across your website! Doesnt seem like a popular gem but it came with my jade bracelet so hoping it will bring some of this to my life x  (Submitted by: Becky on March 20, 2021)
  Thank you for a full description of the black agate the reason I was asking the properties of the black I get is because I just purchased a black agate Buddha necklace when I saw it it called at me when I was in the jewelry department that’s the first thing that caught my eye so I’m hoping that this means some thing it was meant for me to buy it  (Submitted by: Lily on October 24, 2020)
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