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Re: Agates and rocks from the cheviots..

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:35 pm
by Lowland
mrcheeky wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:30 pm
maybe it fell from th skys
It’s got an alien look to it no doubt ::g

Re: Agates and rocks from the cheviots..

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:43 pm
by alloverover
Lowland wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:24 pm
Me and my boy wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:58 pm
Wow. Wish we had that down here too. Lovely stuff
Totally blessed to have rocks like this nearby meandmyboy,
Problem is they are a ruddy distraction from metal detecting :D
It’s lookjng like this whole field area is a sheet of such rocks,
Would e marvellous to clear a section of top soil and see what’s going on underneath
I bet there’s some absolutely monumental specimens to be had,
Saleable stones would be nice-an equinox would be the result :-w
Cheers mun!
Really very nice indeed, maybe a stupid question but do you have to break them open or are they found like that ?

Re: Agates and rocks from the cheviots..

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:00 pm
by Lowland
alloverover wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:43 pm
Lowland wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:24 pm
Me and my boy wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:58 pm
Wow. Wish we had that down here too. Lovely stuff
Totally blessed to have rocks like this nearby meandmyboy,
Problem is they are a ruddy distraction from metal detecting :D
It’s lookjng like this whole field area is a sheet of such rocks,
Would e marvellous to clear a section of top soil and see what’s going on underneath
I bet there’s some absolutely monumental specimens to be had,
Saleable stones would be nice-an equinox would be the result :-w
Cheers mun!
Really very nice indeed, maybe a stupid question but do you have to break them open or are they found like that ?
Hi alloverover,
The smoky quartz in this one came as a surprise after a wee tappie
I’m told-accompanied by a naughty word :D
The white one was apparently lying face up on the sun..
Some fields they are everywhere-but the quality varies as much as the array of endless forms.
To find show stoppers as with everything takes a tiny bit of knowledge and a big kiss off Lady Luck!
Cheers ::g
Also then getting a lump into something that looks good is fun-bit of a beggar when you trash one.

Re: Agates and rocks from the cheviots..

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:47 am
by Lowland
Just to brighten up this page ::g
This wee cracker was found in the gravel from my drive!
Banded red jasper agate-a type the cheviots excel in producing.
Best guess is from the old quarry at eckford near Kelso where the bulk of border gravel
Used to come from. ;)