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  1. #1
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    I think I still have one.
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    Laker or faker

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    us
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    I think you'd get more replies if you would rephrase the question and give some background to your find.
    I don't know what it is ,Happy hunting.
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    us
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    From his other posts I know he has been looking for really big Lake Superior agets so I think he is wondering if this is one or not.
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    A petrified Cornish game hen

    No idea really, but it is a cool looking rock!
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    When I saw laker, I was thinking lake trout. But how could a lake trout be fake.

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    Muddywaters, your rock find does have the external characteristics of a natural Agate in its "as found" state. I know about that because I used to be a bigtime mineral-&-fossil hunter... and Agate was one of my most-favorite minerals to hunt and find. Although that period of my life was over 40 years ago, I've still got every Agate I ever found. (Well... except for the ones I gave away to family and friends.) The only reason I no longer go Agate-hunting is that mineral is not found anywhere near where I now live.
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  8. #8
    us
    Apr 2021
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    I think I still have one.
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    My apologize on choice of title. I wanted to be witty and attention grabbing.
    As for the answer. Sorry thr jury is still out. It takes time and patience to strip away an estimated 1 billion years of 'dust' before we reach the stone as God created it

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    Well I learned something today!

    Had never heard of a "laker" agate and I used to have a sailboat on the Great Lakes (Ontario).

    Lake Superior Agate Collection, what makes an agate a lake superior agate.

    From the description there is only one way to find out: cut and polish.

    PS - when agates form the "outer stone" is there first and the agate itself are the crystals that form in a void in the rock over time.
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  10. #10
    us
    Apr 2021
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    I couldn't possibly cut that stone. Its borderline number 2 in the world. Thst and my saw isn't big enough. Lol. I prefer the peel method. It's time consuming and takes patience but the end result it worth it every time it's an agate. Lol.
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  11. #11

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    possible number 2 in the world?
    keep us posted with picks when you take it down.
    IMO- looks like a regular rock to me
    If you dont cut it, how will you know?
    good luck
    Brady

  12. #12
    us
    Apr 2021
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    Another approach then cutting is to remove enough of the "husk" ( the outer layers) then the stone shows its true colors.
    This process is time consuming but well worth it in my opinion.
    Last edited by Muddywaters; Apr 10, 2021 at 10:23 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mud Hut View Post
    A petrified Cornish game hen

    No idea really, but it is a cool looking rock!
    That’s what I was gonna say, looks like my wife’s Easter ham except the rock isn’t burnt
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