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: