Archive for January, 2020

New Mexican Location: Del Sur, San Louis Portilla

Mexico can be a chaotic place in terms of IDs – many thundereggs can be vaguely identified or not identified at all.  So it is always interesting when a new location turns up.  These Del Sur specimens have a somewhat unfamiliar look for Mexico as well, with a very smooth matrix and simple agate.

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German Specimens from My Personal Collection

I have been sorting out my vast stock of rocks recently, aiming to sell off a lot of them and get back some kind of control of things.  I have been selling liberally over on the Thunderegg Shop Facebook Group – but this has also been a chance to look through all my specimens that are not yet on the gallery and decide which ones I would keep.  And then finally upload them!  These are the ones that really caught me, including some very unusual locations and some nice specimens of more familiar ones.  Below are some of my favourite ones.

See the whole German gallery here: http://www.thundereggs.co.uk/germany.html

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Wieda Thunderegg – A Crisp Specimen From a Rare Location

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Altersbach – Rarish Location Known for it’s Flaming Hydrothermal Agate.

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Nesselhof Thunderegg – Candycane!

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Nesselhof thunderegg – Deep Red

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Drusenborn Thunderegg – Rarely Seen Solid Agate

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Querbitzsch – a Beautiful Specimen of the White Ghosts of the Kaolin Mines

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Waldeneck – The Classic Baden Baden Location

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Gröppendorf – The ‘Other’ White Ghost of the Kaolin Mines

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Brandtkopf

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Hölle (Gehlberg) – one of the Quiet Relatives of the Famous Felsenschlag.

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Oberhof – a Rare New Location from an Urban Building Site!

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Spießberg ‘Rote Linie’ – an Unnamed Location in an area that is Being Revealed as Surprisingly Diverse.