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    Agate?

    Cutting through some random rocks that I have picked up over the years, revealed this beauty.
    I bet that it would polish up nicely.
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    Wow! It looks pretty good now!
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    pretty...
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    Absolutely! and a nice one!
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    I would love to get that on the wheels...amazing, you know what kind of agate that is? Looks like some kind of stick/tube agate
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    I'm not certain. When I get home I'll take a pic of the outside of the rock.
    It has little bumps all over it.
    If you really want to polish it, I'll send you both halfs, you make them pretty and send one half back.
    I wish that I could afford one of those tools with all those various grit diamond wheels.
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    people call those 'geode's

    and yes,its full of red banded agate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1969 View Post
    I'm not certain. When I get home I'll take a pic of the outside of the rock.
    It has little bumps all over it.
    If you really want to polish it, I'll send you both halfs, you make them pretty and send one half back.
    I wish that I could afford one of those tools with all those various grit diamond wheels.
    wow that would be awesome It would be worth it that's for sure, beautiful agate

    Quote Originally Posted by CoinFetcher View Post
    people call those 'geode's

    and yes,its full of red banded agate!
    actually a geode is hollow or at least has a vug (cavity) in it to allow terminated crystal growth. If it fills in entirely, it's called a nodule
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    Here's the exterior.
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    that looks like a volcanic vent-formed agate (the exterior looks a bit like rhyolite), any idea where it's from? And the size too...depending on how big it is, it would be good to cut a slab off from it to make cabochons...then leave the husk with a polished face. Is the surface flat like somebody cut it or is it irregular?
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    I cut it with my tile saw.
    I have probably 6 milk crates full of uncut ones.
    This one is about 3 inches long.
    I don't exactly remember where we were when we collected these a couple of decades ago. Either Oregon or Montana.
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    Here's some more that I cut.
    That red color is pretty rare.
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    Yeah, nice piece of agate!
    Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little wacke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stdenis_jd View Post
    wow that would be awesome It would be worth it that's for sure, beautiful agate



    actually a geode is hollow or at least has a vug (cavity) in it to allow terminated crystal growth. If it fills in entirely, it's called a nodule
    Let's call it a Thunder egg. Query my recent posts to see a geode and other thunder eggs. Geode, hollow. Thunder egg, solid. Small spherical t-egg/geode, nodule. TTC
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1969 View Post
    Here's some more that I cut.
    That red color is pretty rare.
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    The red color is called a Mexican Red-hot. I have one from Rockhound State Park, Deming NM. I will post a pic as soon as I can find the rock. Stay tuned! TTC
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