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Bluey Zarzoff

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Stone ID please.
« on: June 30, 2018, 08:04:58 PM »
I have been finding a few of these stones lying around lately and have not taken much notice of them until I found one recently broken and this is what it looks like like inside. Found and broke another one and the same internal stuff.


They are only small, and quite sparkly inside, very easily broken. I was tending toward mini geodes, if there is such a thing.


Found in the Taroom area in a small on farm quarry that we use to grab road base for the farm. Red dirt with plenty of small basalt pebbles.


Any ideas?


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Re: Stone ID please.
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2018, 06:05:56 PM »
Hi Bluey, I get the same type of stones down this way at Pambula NSW,  I have some pictures of them in my gallery.  Found heaps of them below an old volcanic vent, ranging from the size of marble to nearly baseball size, they have what look like agate inside them.  I also have found them in a Quarry with specimens of Agate and Carnelian.  I just call them mud eggs. beers

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Re: Stone ID please.
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2018, 06:38:51 AM »
Cheers tinker.
Hard to show with the lens I have at the moment but the inner seems more like the crystallization in a geode rather than a solid inner like an agate.
I also find some Carnelian and thunder eggs in the area. Not that far from an old volcano. Unfortunately, all the thundereggs found so far have been solid rock, not agatised, ( and a fair bit of pet wood).
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Re: Stone ID please.
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2018, 03:06:23 PM »
 Taroom does have rhyolite in the area and looking at them they do look like little thundereggs with an agate geode centre.  Well done.
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Re: Stone ID please.
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2018, 05:26:30 PM »
I would say they are 'not cooked properly Thunder-eggs'... Bit like My missus cakes.. :o ;D

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Bluey Zarzoff

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Re: Stone ID please.
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2018, 09:15:57 PM »
Thanks, guys. And Gemster, I'm going to tell your misses what you said.
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Re: Stone ID please.
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2018, 10:10:40 PM »
 ::) I tell her everyday... ;D .... Daughter cooks the same... Burnt or under-cooked.... :( Only one heat setting for Her.. High...

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Re: Stone ID please.
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2018, 03:07:52 PM »
Septarian nodules? https://www.mindat.org/mesg-11-43703.html


Image below is from the thread (at the bottom).




HTH
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« Last Edit: July 05, 2018, 08:10:05 AM by Aussie Sapphire »

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Re: Stone ID please.
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2018, 01:03:28 PM »
Would also describe the thunder eggs as over cooked.  :)
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