Archive for February, 2015
I should apologise – it may be partly my fault! This is what I christened them while waiting for the discoverer, Jason Hinkle, to come up with something more permanent. And yet, somehow – here it is! The name was accepted and is now recorded and registered for posterity.
I introduced this bizarre little deposit of simple but distinctive eggs a while ago but now they are on the gallery under their name. I still havent polished any more out of the small batch that I cut, but as I said, these are the best of the bunch.
This stone is an enigma. It surfaced as a new discovery in 2014 surrounded by an inordinate amount of secrecy. All I know is that it is from the Tri-State area where Oregon, Nevada and California come together. So far, very few have ever been released and it is unclear what will happen next – and indeed if or when there will be more or if it will ever be named. I hope so because the colours and flowbanding promise a very striking location indeed.
I have finally managed to do a decent update of the German Lierbachtal thundereggs, which not only includes some nice new stones, but also some named sub-locations, which are very rarely encountered. There are many beds in the Lierbachtal area, but it is rare indeed for stones to be labeled anything other than ‘Lierbachtal’. The gallery now hosts a small selection of named stones, alongside a very large gallery of general ‘Lierbachtal’ specimens.
A word or warning though: use these named specimens with caution when trying to ID stones. There is a lot of variation here within the beds.
Click here to visit the Germany gallery and see the new named locations, or continue reading for some named and unnamed highlights.