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Sandsave

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McDermit Seam Agate
« on: August 12, 2017, 06:14:18 PM »

Been out of shop for awhile between work, rockhound trips and a family reunion I haven't got much done lately.
This is from McDermitt the Cordova mine, we found a agate seam about 2-3' thick, I thought it was a bit more solid when we collected and showed more color.
It's 4" and has a few defects. I have more with different color in them I'll have to try another.
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Jhon P

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Re: McDermit Seam Agate
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 07:05:05 PM »

I was told I that they call it carnival agate. It turned out good the red became brown?  I have a preform that I need to grind down and get into the machine
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Sandsave

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Re: McDermit Seam Agate
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 08:03:22 PM »

Yes the red on the exterior was semi surface, I have another that me and Dalton rolled down from the top, it looks better.
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Re: McDermit Seam Agate
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 08:23:51 PM »

It is interesting  and unusual.
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Re: McDermit Seam Agate
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 10:23:15 AM »

That's my fav way definitely my FAVORITE!!!
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Re: McDermit Seam Agate
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2017, 10:01:40 PM »

Ive collected some from the cordova mine myself....neat stuff with a wide range of colors. Not carnival agate though....that's in a different location along the McDermitt loop. Ive got a few different types from the Carnival location.....stuff is so dense that I have to get one of my other saws up and running that I can slow the feed down to cut without jamming 
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Re: McDermit Seam Agate
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2017, 06:48:51 PM »

Did you have to hike for the Carnivel agate on the upper loop?
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Re: McDermit Seam Agate
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2017, 06:49:16 PM »

Not really. Some material was fairly close to the vehicles, but some spots required to walk out a little bit to look at the outcrops.... but not fair enough for me to call a hike. Wish i had more time to spend walking around the different spots and get away from the areas that everyone sticks to. Always do so much better when i can get out further from the main pickings
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