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
snowmom: happy Independence Day USA Land of the Free Home of the Brave
Jul 4, 2015 5:02:27 GMT -5
Fossilman: Don,my boys live right next to the Canadian border,said it was pure nasty up there,no sun because of the smoke and haze and etc....You all need some strong eastern winds..
Jul 4, 2015 9:00:24 GMT -5
mr.mohs: stoking up the smoker right now
Jul 4, 2015 10:06:00 GMT -5
Fossilman: I will be right over Ed!!!!!
Jul 4, 2015 12:12:18 GMT -5
jakesrocks: Burgers & tater salad. Big ol' watermellon in the fridge cooling down, and a big ol' box of fireworks for tonight.
Jul 4, 2015 12:27:37 GMT -5
jakesrocks: Not as bad today Mike. Wind's out of the south east, blowing it away from us.
Jul 4, 2015 12:28:49 GMT -5
mr.mohs: messed up ! didn't get the crock pot of pinto's started in time. always tomorrow
Jul 4, 2015 12:47:22 GMT -5
woodman: Only 94.1 now, Had watermelon on patio under the trees laying in a hammock. Life is good! Happy 4th!
Jul 4, 2015 16:05:35 GMT -5
Rockoonz: Happy Independence Day. Went up the 5 to my home town and had breakfast with a high school classmate I haven't seen in over 40 years. Just had grilled pork chops and fixins, watermelon in a bit.
Jul 4, 2015 20:01:30 GMT -5
drocknut: Well, we got cooler weather today along with some rain. Glad I don't have to work today.
Jul 5, 2015 11:17:34 GMT -5
mr.mohs: I'm OFF everyday whether I have to work or not...mostly
Jul 5, 2015 12:55:28 GMT -5
jakesrocks: Had a danged unexpected thunder storm last night, just as it was getting dark enough to haul out the heavy artillery. Had to wait until after 11:00 PM to rattle some windows. Got all of the fireworks fired off just before round 2 of the storms rolled in.
Jul 5, 2015 13:02:15 GMT -5
jakesrocks: Saved one large mortar round for midnight New Years Eve.
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