Archive for November, 2016

Tautendorf

tautendorf01

A grand new arrival on the gallery from Saxony – the beautiful pale Tautendorf!  You can see some detail shots on the gallery itself here: http://www.thundereggs.co.uk/germany/Tautendorf/Tautendorf01.html

 

WM13 Again and a Strange Intrusion

Two new specimens from the beautiful and relatively newly discovered WM13 location, Crook county, Oregon.  One is almost filled with lively yellow mineralisation.  The other shows an intrusion of perlite from outside the thunderegg, bursting in at one seam with what looks almost like aggression. Note the way the intrusion is framed with crumbs of fragmented matrix.

 

 

A pale glory to illuminate the darkness of the world.

succoropal02Not a new location for the gallery but a significant upgrade on the previous specimen and a great one to share in it’s own right.  This is from the so-called Succor Creek Opal Bed – a beautiful pale thunderegg with a core of swirled and patterned white opal.