Bay of Fundy Gems

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Agate is common in the basalt flows of the Jurassic Period here in Nova Scotia, which form the spectacular hills around the Bay of Fundy. It is a variegated form of quartz, usually found in concentric bands with a beautiful translucency. It can be made into jewellery but also stands on its own as a beautiful specimen. Agate became the provincial gemstone of Nova Scotia in 1999.

Object type: 
Mineral
Object #: 
NSM987GM0009.001
Collection name: 
Date (age/made): 
Jurassic Period, approximately 197 – 200 million yrs old
Origin/place: 
Halls Harbour Road
Materials: 
Mineral (banded agate)
Dimensions: 
6.0 x 8.0 cm