This shield shaped cabochon of Prudent Man Agate has beautiful patterns. This material is from the Alder Creek Mining district near Mackay, Idaho. Prudent Man is getting harder to locate. Agate is good protective energy stone, especially for children, and is very calming and soothing. It also can help strengthen the body's connection to the earth. It can give courage, energy, strength, and dispels fears, all of which increase self-confidence. It can also lessen feelings of envy by grounding the emotions. It is a stone of harmony, and by bringing the elements of one's being into harmony it greatly enhances healing. Agate also enhances creativity and stimulates the intellect.