Archive for August, 2015

Eddy Bed Additions

Some very nice new Eddy Bed thundereggs have been uploaded.  Here’s some highlights!

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Killer Green ‘New Hole’ Specimen – a New Milky White Agate.

killergreen14An interesting specimen from a new hole opened up at Killer Green by Ed Pieters in 2014. This bright milky agate seems localised to this new hole so far. Although it certainly doesn’t merit a new name or anything, it is an interesting example of how beds can change and how small areas within beds can have their own distinct features.

Cherry Creek

cherrycreek02This new(ish) discovery by Jason Hinkle is not a new location on the gallery, but this specimen is a decided improvement on the little scrap that has been on there.  The matrix on these is just exquisite – one of the loveliest in Oregon, in my opinion.

The Yellow Flapjacks – Cougar Trap and Wilson Creek Road

Wilson Creep Road Thunderegg

Wilson Creek Road Thunderegg

An update presenting two out of three closely related locations in the Ashwood area, Oregon.  Cougar Trap has been on the gallery for a while, but only a low-quality specimen. This has been replaced with three new ones, and they have been joined by Wilson Creek Road from the other side of the hill.

Cougar Trap Thunderegg

Cougar Trap Thunderegg

I am still missing Hole in the Wall – but maybe one day i will fix that!

An Appreciative Article on Thundereggs

I am very pleased to have had a small article on thundereggs published on a friend’s blog. It’s not very technical, more of an appreciation – so if you wonder just what these things are that I collect and want to see some hopefully approachable info about them, then click the image and have a read!

Click the image to have a read!

Click the image to have a read!

https://emzbox.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/my-favorite-things-thundereggs/

A Few More Named Lierbachtal Specimes

Look out for an interesting update soon from the Saxony kaolin mines – but in the meantime (!) here’s a few more named Lierbachtal thundereggs for you – just because they are so extraordinarily beautiful!

A beautiful Eckenfels specimen with heavy flowbanding and Pseudomorphs

A beautiful Eckenfels specimen with heavy flowbanding and Pseudomorphs

A nice Eckenfels geode with some spectacular pseudomorphs.

A nice Eckenfels geode with some spectacular pseudomorphs.

Hauskopf Thunderegg. This one's interesting because there's some clarity to the agate ('plasma', as this green filling is known), and you can see the strange smeared/crumbled matrix in 3D for once.  It only reveals how complex these eggs can be.

Hauskopf Thunderegg. This one’s interesting because there’s some clarity to the agate (‘plasma’, as this green filling is known), and you can see the strange smeared/crumbled matrix in 3D for once. It only reveals how complex these eggs can be.

A Hauskopf specimen that has done considerably more than just develop flaws.  It has broken and re-healed spectacularly.   Note the much later flaws that cross both areas of the core.

A Hauskopf specimen that has done considerably more than just develop flaws. It has broken and re-healed spectacularly. Note the much later flaws that cross both areas of the core.

Long Overdue Seebachsfelsen Update!

Seebachsfelsen Specimen with Amethyst

Seebachsfelsen Specimen with Amethyst

Publishing that Seebachsfelsen specimen from the Erfurt gravel pit, i realised somewhat to my shock that the Seebachsfelsen page itself had not been updated in what seems like forever.  I have remedied that with six new images that will hopefully give a better impression of the location.  Here are some of the highlights!

Simple but classic Seebachsfelsen specimen with Massive Crystal Growth

Simple but classic Seebachsfelsen specimen with Massive Crystal Growth

Click here to view the whole gallery.

Unusual Seebachsfelsen specimen with waterlines.

Unusual Seebachsfelsen specimen with waterlines.