Jump to content
Nugget Shooter Forums

Recommended Posts

This egg under short wave light shows calcite red, agate green with center of quartz crystals. Most eggs that we pick up the agate shows green although some are quite light. I like the few that have a bit of calcite

t11b.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Adam, It does look more orange than red in that photo. Sometimes hard to get the color to look correct. Here is another with more of a pink on the left and the smaller spot orange, both are calcite

792.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Bob are you using longwave or shortwave UV?

Seeker, that is shortwave because it works best on the majority of specimens from Alaska. In your area a longwave may be better, or a combo. A decent light is quite spendy so I do not have all that I would like. There is also a midrange that some use.

here is an ammonite

003-3.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

This is something that I would really enjoy getting involved with. I learned alot about the flourescents last year.

Great stuff here!

~ kat

Link to post
Share on other sites

Fluorescents are a whole new ball game when it comes to mineral collecting. It is a intriguing part of the hobby. Addicting may be a better word. Those thunder eggs are amazing!!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Been collecting them since the mid 50s,not new at all really. At Gem Shows put on by the Palos Verde Gem/Mineral club,and folks houses ,there were blackout rooms to enjoy them great species. Still one in the new Carson City Mint building and a fantastic one at Gaumers Rock Shop in Red Bluff. Best rock shop on the planet with righteous museum for free also-Absolutely must agree on hi-low uv lights as a couple a bucks difference opens 2 worlds instead of 1-John

Link to post
Share on other sites

Just cut bookends out of this thunderegg yesterday and It came out real cool. About 5.5 " tall. Once again the pink/orange is calcite, blue and green banded agate, Bob

003-4.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 weeks later...

Very cool......thanks

Edited by El Dorado
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 6 months later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...