Langer Rain thundereggs recently appeared on the scene from Germany, causing a little excitement as a possible new find – similar to the classic Felsenschlag, yet different.  I quickly bought three of them.  Unfortunatly, the realisation came soon enough that these were just stones from the so-called ‘New Hole’, which isnt so new now.  HOWEVER, Langer Rain is a much more poetic name, so I am happy to add it to the gallery anyway.  There’s a limit to the usefulness of names like New Hole, after all, and people should be more creative with these things!  The stones I managed to acquire are also a nice upgrade on my one previous ‘New Hole’ specimen.

It’s no easy matter to distinguish Langer Rain / New Hole from the classic Felsenschlags, but set them side by side and you can see that they do have a certain identity, being characterised by darker and less red agate – verging into chocolates and mahoganies.

Here they are: