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    ph
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    Egg-Shaped Stone (Any Idea?)

    Hello fellow THunters!

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    I would like to present our new finds. There are a number of them that we fortunately found inside an urn. We found these and a few green marbles (about 1 inch in diameter) inside a deep cave. I have taken snapshots of this perfectly egg-shaped stone which emits a glittering texture. I would like to know what these are since they are much heavier than the weight of a chicken egg.

    I hope you will help me find out what is it or perhaps give me an idea about its value.

    Regards,

    Isla

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    us
    Feb 2013
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    My ok man used to call these sex rocks he had a rock garden full of em no idea where he got the term

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    donald peterson

    Jan 2013
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    early american vortexer...
    found in any tourist trap in sedona, arizona...
    comes in many type of stone...most of this type of work iscoming from
    bali...or southeast asia..

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    us
    Jan 2013
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    Hello Isla,

    Welcome to the forums & thanks for showing your stone egg. Farmers in the 19th Century would use glass or stone "eggs" to help induce chickens to lay.


    "I discovered that glass eggs were very common in the mid-nineteenth century. On the farm the plain white eggs had several uses: they were placed in an outside nest (usually on the ground) to encourage the hen to lay in the same place (so the farmer could easily find the eggs), and inside the coop they were placed in the nesting box to help induce a hen to begin laying eggs." Antique Eggs in the Old Barn | Mule Springs


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    ph
    Jun 2013
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    Thanks for all your insights guys. I was just wondering why something glitters in the second layer of the stone and why it weighs heavier than the ordinary stone of its kind.

    Looking to hear from others. Thanks!

    Isla

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    us
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    I agree on the fake eggs in the nest, but I think what you have is a darning egg. I remember my aunt especially and my mom some what, darning socks. We weren't always a throw away society. My school socks had the holes darned. They would use the egg to hold the hole open and sew the thread into a weave to close the hole up. I remember my aunt coming to visit, and she'd be sitting there darning socks while she visited. Idle hands are the work of the Devil don't cha know. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	808106 Darning eggs were also made of wood and glass, but mom's and my aunt's were made of pink granite.
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    us
    I collect Artifacts and Vintage Collectibles and Rocks.

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    I sent you a message.
    Personal finds were on private property which I have permission to hunt.
    Best bug repellent I have ever used bugband.net check it out.

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    gb
    Jun 2013
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    I have read a few things on stone eggs from ancient times including some being found in digs. They were used for meditation and healing in fact I believe I have a link saved somewhere I will do my best to find it. I do believe in ancient times they were made for healing and the helping of others as most ancient cultures saw the egg as birth and fertility and so on, this is the only link I can find just now, if I find the other I will post it but I hope it helps in your research and you can get more from it... Ancient Stone Egg Found in Farmer's*Field! - Journal - Bosnian Pyramid

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    us
    To Dig...or Not to Dig...that is the Question...

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    They look like weathered marble and I have two exactly like these and I don't remember how I got them but they must be modern .... or are they ? . I even have two glass eggs I inherited that I know are 19th century . These are stone and can't be carbon dated and well then it's going to be darn near impossible to tell their authenticity . And seeing as they are made for tourists and sold in many traps worldwide and maybe even Pier 1 it's anyone's guess if they are ancient or Modern . IMHO , Woodstock
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    Another use for these eggs. My grandfather used to make them from plaster of paris, and would put them in the nests for chicken snakes. Chicken snakes do not eat chickens, but they do swallow eggs. If a snake were to swallow a stone egg, it would not be able to pass it through it's digestive system and the snake would die. They actually work quite well. We used the same idea when we raised pigeons as a child.

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    donald peterson

    Jan 2013
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