Crazy lace agate

Mexican crazy lace agate meaning

Mexican crazy lace agate meaning.

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Crazy lace agate, typically found in Mexico, is often brightly colored with a complex pattern, demonstrating randomized distribution of contour lines and circular droplets, scattered throughout the rock. The stone is typically coloured red and white but is also seen to exhibit yellow and grey combinations as well.


Agate is a common rock formation, consisting of chalcedony and quartz as its primary components, consisting of a wide variety of colors. Agates are primarily formed within volcanic and metamorphic rocks. Decorative uses of agates date back as far as Ancient Greece and are used most commonly as decorations or jewelry.


Agate minerals have the tendency to form on or within pre-existing rocks, creating difficulties in accurately determining their time of formation. Their host rocks have been dated to have formed as early as the Archean Eon. Agates are most commonly found as nodules within the cavities of volcanic rocks.

These cavities are formed from the gases trapped within the liquid volcanic material forming vesicles. Cavities are then filled in with silica-rich fluids from the volcanic material, layers are deposited on the walls of the cavity slowly working their way inwards.

The first layer deposited on the cavity walls is commonly known as the priming layer. Variations in the character of the solution or in the conditions of deposition may cause a corresponding variation in the successive layers. These variations in layers result in bands of chalcedony, often alternate with layers of crystalline quartz forming banded agate.

Hollow agates can also form due to the deposition of liquid-rich silica not penetrating deep enough to fill the cavity completely. Agate will form crystals within the reduced cavity, the apex of each crystal may point towards the center of the cavity.

Mexican crazy lace agate comes from the state of Chihuahua, where the agate is embedded in limestone. Due to the mining techniques used and how the agate is encrusted with the limestone, it can be difficult to find solid pieces yielding whole patterns.

Mexican crazy lace agate mining in Ahumada municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico

mexican crazy lace agate mining

Crazy lace agate meaning and healing properties benefits

The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.

Crazy lace agate gemstone is called the laughter stone, or happy lace agates. It is associated with sunny Mexican fiestas and dancing, and brings joy to those who wear it. It is not a stone of protection, but of support and encouragement, elevating thoughts and promoting optimism. Its graceful design, in random lacy patterns, creates a circular flow of energy, stimulating for the mind and attitude.

Mexican crazy lace agate under microscope


What are the healing properties of crazy lace agate gem?

Protects you from outside energies. Enhances grounding. Helps you go with the flow during difficult times. Aids you when you’re recovering from exhaustion or fatigue. Increases emotional stability. Helps you release attachments to things that no longer serve you.

Is blue Mexican lace agate natural?

Ancient cultures as far back as Neolithic tribes used agate as healing amulets and decoration. This crazy lace was mined in Australia and is naturally white, yellow and grey in nature. These stones have been dyed a beautiful, vibrant blue.

What does crazy lace agate look like?

The gemstone is a variety of banded chalcedony, a mineral of the quartz family. It is predominantly white, with layers of creamy browns, blacks and grays. Some may include layers of yellow ochre, gold, scarlet and red.

How do you charge crazy lace agate?

Because of its connection to the sun and gemini sun sign, the stone take very well to solar energy. Place them in sunlight often to charge them with divine power.

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