The colors and patterns found in the Silicas are due to inclusions of metal ions, crystals of other compounds, bits of “dirt” . Beautiful as they are when just looked at, under the microscope an even more beautiful world of colors shapes, swirls and twirls is revealed.
Here are some from a variety of agates and jaspers.
"The Universe is an infinitely interesting place. Unfortunately life is too short and we are too preoccupied with the necessities of existence to see and understand than the tiniest infinitesimally small piece of it."