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From a creek down the road
« on: April 25, 2013, 09:06:20 PM »
I thought I'd share a picture of the agates I've been picking up from a 'creek down the road'.  I know they're small and unexciting compared to a lot of others but I thought there's a fair bit of variation in colour.  The good thing about finding these agates is I just have to look for 'pretty stones' and there's no waiting to have them cut open :)  Any suggestions on what they would be good for would be appreciated. Currently I'm thinking of a piece of 'sentimental' jewellery sometime down the track, but if anyone has any other ideas I'd love to hear them.


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Re: From a creek down the road
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 09:23:38 PM »

They look great to me. Especially the two yellows in the center. Not sure of the size of these (it helps if you add a coin to the photo to give an idea of scale), but if there is any size in them they would be nice polished (tumbled, cabbed or free-form - all would be nice). Great finds. With these to be found, there are sure to be even better ones if you are willing to have a good look.

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Re: From a creek down the road
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013, 10:49:14 PM »
Nice finds Tina!  ;D

A couple there without any/many cracks and some really nice banding too. The badly cracked ones are for the tumbler or keep as specimens, the better ones could have a face polished or go with Jamo's suggestion to cab or polish free form.

I like to always keep a few of the best finds 'au naturale' so I can also show people what they looked like when found.
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Re: From a creek down the road
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2013, 10:51:11 PM »
Ditto on what Jamo said about tumbling and free form - no original thinking from me!


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Re: From a creek down the road
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2013, 10:43:51 AM »
I agree tumble them ,but break the cracked ones along the cracks before you put em in.


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Re: From a creek down the road
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2013, 11:34:28 AM »
Thanks for your feedback everyone :)  It is appreciated.  I might just have to keep these until the day I get myself some equipment and teach myself to use it (think I'd be practising on petrified wood for a while lol). 

Someone was asking how big the stones are.  The bigger ones have a diameter approximately the size of a 20c piece.

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