MeatEater fan Taylor Burbach sent us this stunning end-cut, hand-polished moss agate found in Northeast Montana. Moss agate is considered a semi-precious gemstone that is made of silicon dioxide, and is named for the green and dark brown minerals that funnel through the stone that look like tiny bits of moss. Legend says British farmers used to think moss agate would promote land prosperity and bountiful harvests, so they would hang the stones from trees and the horns on their cattle for good luck. We should try hanging one from a whitetail buck's G1s sometime and see what happens.
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