Archive for February, 2018

Esterel La Vigne – One of the Greatest Thundereggs in the World

Esterel La Vigne Thundereggs is an extraordinary location of usually small but exquisitely structured and colored specimens.  It’s a location I really focus on, and every so often, I add another to the gallery.  Here are a few more of them:

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Two Cores – Two Flames

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A beautiful Blend of Green and Lilac

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A Massive (For Here) and Flaming Double Specimen

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An Unusually Large specimen for the Location at 9cm

You can see plenty more of these, as well as detail shots, on the gallery page here: http://www.thundereggs.co.uk/france/index_vigne.html

And finally a specimen from the much rarer cousin location Plateau de Grane:

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New German Specimens

A run-down of some new specimens recently uploaded to the gallery.

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Rötelsteinpfad am Güdesweiler Thunderegg – an unusually large specimen for a location that is very often incomplete and damaged. 

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Kniebreche – a super-rare location, unfortunately given how beautiful they can be. 

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Another Kniebreche specimen.

New Location: Ravensberg Mountain

Located near Bad Sachsa, Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) – a state that provides very few thundereggs compared to some of the others. These are a distinctive location, with beautiful flowbanding and thin bands of sometimes vivid red agate. I have now added a page of them on the gallery, and here are some of the best ones.