These stones might have formed long after the famous dinosaur, Lesothosuorus (which might have roamed freely around Lesotho some 200 million years ago) had gone. Of course none of us were around yet .The Maluti Mountains of Lesotho, as you know them, were not there yet. They would be birthed some 150 million years later. These moutains are pregnant with some of the best and unique agates the world has ever seen, according to scientists at the National University of Lesotho (NUL). Photo: Some of the agates studied by NUL scientists and being polished by Aloes Guest House, Pitseng. Did you know? Maluti Mountains form part of the youngest Geological formation in Southern Africa called Lesotho formation. “These mountains were formed just 50 million years ago, which is not so long ago” they said. Did you know? These mountains used to cover the whole country but were eroded over years to expose Lesotho’s lowlands. As they erode (which is still happening even as we speak), they expose the beautiful agates with which they are impregnated. Agates are semi-precious stones used for in many applications such as rings.