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Agate Freeform

Agate Freeform

22.5 oz / 5.75" x 4.25"

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This Agate Freeform, shaped and polished by Zimbabwean sculptor Jorum Chiyangwa, effortlessly becomes the centerpiece of any space.

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While Jorum is well known for his “stretching” abstract figure sculptures, he also produces polished spheres, eggs, and freeforms such as this, which are widely popular and easier to market to larger audiences. Stones are sourced locally in Zimbabwe and are refined by Chiyangwa in his workshop located in the Chapungu Sculpture Park in the capital city of Harare.

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AGATE - The formation of agate begins deep within the Earth's crust, where silica-rich fluids seep into cavities in rocks such as volcanic lava flows or sedimentary formations.

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Zimbabwe’s diverse landscapes, from ancient volcanic regions to sedimentary basins, has provided the perfect environment for the formation of agate over geological time scales. This is especially so in the vicinity of the Great Dyke, a geological feature that stretches for over 550 kilometers across the country. Here, volcanic activity millions of years ago created the ideal conditions for the deposition of silica-rich fluids in microscopic layers, forming the stone's characteristic banding patterns. Agate deposits formed within the cavities of these rocks are exposed as they weather and erode over time, and are often found in riverbeds and alluvial plains.

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