Archive for October, 2016

Canada gets a New Location: Star Spirit

Keeping to the north-west of the American continent, we have a new location from Canada to publish, which is a very rare event.  Star Spirit Thundereggs are found in colourful indigo and orange clays on the island of Haida Gwaii, British Columbia (formally known as the Queen Charlotte Islands). They are relatively large and feature a very attractive colour scheme of greys – a deep grey-green matrix surrounding clear grey agate, often with bands or waterlines. The beauty is also in the bold shapes they tend to form.

On both these specimens, the polish was somewhat problematic and I really need to rework them a bit one day.  For now though, here are the specimens with a little bit of processing to minimise the issues, and hopefully that wont stand in the way of appreciating what a fine and powerful location this is.

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First Creek

I have finally uploaded three First Creek specimens to the Washington State section of the gallery.  This is an obscure but very interesting location producing relatively large eggs with a distinctly elongated and sometimes lens-shaped appearance.  The cores tend not to contain fancy agate, but a complex blend of minerals, sometimes very attractive in an earthy way.