TeePee Canyon Agate – Custer Co. South Dakota
TeePee Canyon Agates are a rare “Fairborn-style” fortification agate found in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Often found with beautiful red banding along with a variety of other colors, these agates vibrate on a lower energy than many stones yet are appreciated for their protective properties. Metaphysically agates are known to give strength and balance.
This one of a kind specimen features an awesome pattern with the sought after mustard colored center.. A small pocket of Druze hides on one corner of the stone. Druzy Quartz is especially helpful in bringing balance and can be useful in self-exploration or beginning new projects.
The Agates are found in a nodule of brown chert from the Minnelusa Formation and were created around 300 million years ago. The nodules formed in a limestone layer that was at the bottom of the ocean. Seashells and other fossils can be found in the limestone host rock.
Sometime towards the end of the Cretaceous period, around 65 million years ago the Black Hills experienced an uplift period where layers of agate bearing limestone were brought to the surface. TeePee Canyon is one of the most popular areas known to find these agates in the Black Hills.