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Rocks and Minerals149 of 191RARE NATIVE AMERICAN STONEThe remains of my malachite collection
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    Posted 3 years ago

    martika
    (150 items)

    These agates aren't dyed, but natural. Most of them are charity shop finds, except few. The two small ones in the middle (probably the least attractive from the bunch) - I found them in an old surface mine in Czech Republic, in the side of hill Kozakovo. In the past this hill was a very famous finding place for carnelian stone, jasper, amethyst and of course agates. Now anybody can look for stones there if they pay a small fee. The quarry is well past its glory days, however you still can find some pretty rocks.
    The majority of agates people encounter are from Brazil. The second picture is a nice example of a Brazilian agate - I bought it on ebay.
    On the third picture is a so called Mendip potato stone, otherwise known as Dulcote agate from England. It is easy to identify them because they look so typical.
    To me the most interesting piece from the group is on the last picture, that greyish white with black dendrites inside. Probably it isn't rare, but I never saw another similar geode with inside inclusions.

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Love them all, I'm a stones enthousiast, but last one is absolutely stunning!
    2. martika martika, 3 years ago
      Thank you Kyra for your nice comment and love! :)
    3. martika martika, 3 years ago
      Thank you rucklglass for your comment and love :) And HAPPY EASTER to you all!!!
    4. martika martika, 3 years ago
      Thanks officialfuel for your luv xoxo
    5. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Very nice.
    6. martika martika, 3 years ago
      Thank you GeodeJ, BlunderB, AmatoorP, Aura, Spiritbear and Fortapache for your loves, like and comment!!! :)
    7. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Maybe we have a geologist on CW to chime in? Thanks for sharing, I love these!
    8. Caperkid, 3 years ago
      Great pieces Martika.
    9. martika martika, 3 years ago
      Valentino, I'm pleased you like them and thanks folks for the love :))
    10. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 3 years ago
      Oh I love geodes, martika, these are very pretty!! :)
    11. martika martika, 3 years ago
      Thank you Katherine, your luv is appreciated! :)
    12. NevadaBlades, 3 years ago
      Fascinating! If I could get off my big, lazy a_ _ , I'd love to go rock hunting, but alas, my big, fat fanny is glued into this chair! [;>)))
    13. martika martika, 3 years ago
      Nevada you can go rock hunting in the thrift stores!!!! I bet there is a best chance to find some nice rocks ;) Most of my stones are from charity shops, only few directly from the fields.
    14. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
      Those are beautiful. I have a small collection of oddball rocks gathered from the walking paths and in the woods around here. No geodes yet....
    15. martika martika, 3 years ago
      Thank you all CW folks for your LUV xoxo
    16. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 3 years ago
      Nice !
    17. martika martika, 3 years ago
      Efesgirl - you never know, maybe tomorrow ;) As you know it depends in which area you live. Nevadablades is lucky - because he lives in Nevada. And those pesky geodes look so unattractive on the outside, it's hard to recognise them. :)

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