Archive for March, 2017

New Thundereggs from a New Country: China

Kind of like the old joke about the buses … you wait hours for one to turn up, then a bunch of them all come along at once!  China had been a bit of a blank of the Thunderegg map for a while, with the odd Fire Mountain specimen turning up VERY occasionally and nothing more.  But then things suddenly changed.  No less that four more locations suddenly appeared on the market, starting with Pujiang a year or so ago … Now, China is on the scene – and now I have got three of the five locations on the gallery as well.  The other two to follow.  Hopefully they will remain on the scene now because I can tell you, these can be stunning stones and further locations would be extremely exciting.

Click here to see the full china gallery, or see some highlights below.

Two Rare Oregon Green Locations and a Frieda

Two extremely rare green thunderegg locations from Oregon, USA.These are not new locations to me but these are definitely rare enough for me to get excited over and I can’t resist sharing.  The fact that they are both fruit, also brings these together rather well.  🙂

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The above is a Lemon Tree – a very nice specimen with a simple core.

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This one is a Little Apple. I have only seen a couple of these before in my life.

I have also finally upgraded my Frieda gallery with a new specimen.  Frieda thundereggs aren’t exactly rare – but Frieda thundereggs that really appeal to my particular personal tastes do seem to be. Finally found one that I really really love though!

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Some More Polish Rock Porn – And Something More Unusual.

I have just uploaded some interesting new specimens from Poland to the gallery – some of the greatest Thunderegg locations in the world!

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This beautiful specimen is from the closed Nowy Kościół sub-location Wrzynka – one of the few specimens I actually have a bed name for. More striking is the very unusual matrix colour.  This is not typical of Wrzynka, or any other sub-location that I am aware of and the ghostly white gives it a very special feeling indeed.

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Another Nowy Kościół specimen with a known sub-location – simply described as “The Wood on the Mountain“.  As you can see, a complex specimen with a much more familiar matrix.

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Next up is something rather more unusual. This one is from the Owczarnia Hills, not far away from Sokolwiecz – presumably a wholly new location to me, which is exciting given how few locations Poland seems to possess.

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And lastly, talking of Sokolwiecz, here is one – a substantial upgrade of the location and a fine example of the rich dark colours the area produces.

Lurking somewhere in my boxes is an excellent Gozdno specimen as well, still awaiting polishing.  Keep an eye out for that!

Two Newly Discovered Central Oregon Locations

Two new locations on the gallery, two fairly new locations in the Thunderegg world.  Both of these were discovered by Jason Hinkle with the help of Ed Pieters and both promise to be striking and rather special.

Paintbrush Bed is a simple and attractive location somewhat in the style of Wild Iris and others, sometimes showing some very nice staining of the matrix. The name comes from the huge thickets of Indian Paintbrush flowers among which the eggs were found.

Mountain View is a spectacular new discovery from 2014 in central Oregon. This is a very distinctive bed, marked by a very bright brick red matrix. The shape is often lenticular and the eggs are brittle and sometimes fragmented. The agate tends to be a quiet grey.

There will be more locations from Jefferson coming – including ones from with Richardson Ranch itself.  Keep an eye out for those.