Nevada and the Southern States (see other thread) are the next areas I'll be requesting images for.
`After these three states, I will be moving over into Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Minnesota.
We are now requesting images of material from the great states of Nevada for this thread. The images can be of rough, polished specimens, cabs, or tumbled stones. If you have any that you're willing to share, please post with a brief note on the region and its common name (if it has one.) Credit for the photo will be assigned to your name or online title (or not at all if that's your choice.)
Any material that fits under the heading agate/jasper is welcome to be posted here, even if it is from lesser known locations.
There are many places that would be readily known to people outside the state. We'd love to see samples of these. If in doubt, POST!
Now out (Aug 2013)!!!!! 2012 Agate Index: Vol 4 - Northern States: See thread in cabochon section!!!!!
Purple Agate: Definitely Nevada, probably around Henderson, Nevada. I know the collector so I'll see if I can get better information. Received confirmation from the collector Ron of Ron's Rocks. Location is Henderson, Nevada.
Christmas Agate: Black Rock Desert near Winnemucca, NV
Lowell, Can't see real well in the pic but I seem to see some of those concentric rings which would be Goldfield gem claims bullseye agate which is a highly silicified wonderstone/rhyolite so full of silica in fact so as to be pretty much agate or jasper....Mel
wampidy: Oh crap, I forgot that Q is rockin. Never mind.
Jan 20, 2015 8:11:25 GMT -5
Fossilman: Jim,you all right......LMAO!!!!
Jan 20, 2015 20:58:57 GMT -5
gemologistjohn: I know a bit about this material. I named Jessite and wrote an article on it in 2014, january issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine. Very little ever came out after that. Kaily Agate was found in the same vein same mine. both my kids names
Jan 22, 2015 10:01:54 GMT -5
gemologistjohn: Kaily Agate is the correct spelling and name for this material. If I can figure out how to put pix in here I will show both Jessite and Kaily Agates
Jan 22, 2015 10:02:42 GMT -5
Shotgunner: gem'o john, you need to use a remote host for pics. Like your website, flickr or another...
Jan 22, 2015 21:49:31 GMT -5
stonesthrow: I have a couple slabs of the jessite and kaily agate
Jan 22, 2015 23:30:34 GMT -5
stonesthrow: Hi John we spoke via email some months back
Jan 22, 2015 23:31:29 GMT -5
drocknut: Had a blast at the bbq last night in Quartzsite. Great catching up with friends.
Jan 25, 2015 14:13:58 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Back home after 9 days in Quartzsite, wanted to stay longer! Will be having a contest - guess the mileage - winner gets am MFRB of Brenda Jasper from the field trip. Will get pics and post details tomorrow. Stay tuned!
Jan 26, 2015 0:56:57 GMT -5
roxgrrl: Anyone around from Minnesota/Wisco?
Jan 26, 2015 13:41:41 GMT -5
adam: nope, Kentucky here... some day, though, maybe I'll live out west. location affects everything. sigh.
Jan 26, 2015 15:41:43 GMT -5
Fossilman: We moved from North Dakota to Oregon-I'm in rock heaven here!!!!!!!!! Thumbs up
Jan 27, 2015 12:22:51 GMT -5
europast: Lucky people live in Oregon - the rest of us just wish we did!
Jan 28, 2015 20:45:03 GMT -5
Fossilman: Montana comes so close though....
Jan 28, 2015 22:55:10 GMT -5
wampidy: Wyoming is best of all if you do not mind going back in time 200 efin years.
Jan 29, 2015 7:12:01 GMT -5
nowyo: Hell, Jim, that's the best part.
Jan 29, 2015 14:25:43 GMT -5
Fossilman: LOL,North Dakota was that way too....Some times that is a good thing...
Jan 29, 2015 20:42:56 GMT -5
captbob: Anyone hear from Maryann stonesthatrock ? - I was thinking about her and hope she is doing well.
Jan 30, 2015 7:34:41 GMT -5
drocknut: Captbob, she was at the bbq, I think she is even in one of the pictures posted but was facing away from the camera. She says she is doing well.
Jan 30, 2015 10:12:24 GMT -5