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Author Topic: Disaster Peak Seam Agate - new find  (Read 1120 times)

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Re: Disaster Peak Seam Agate - new find
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2017, 01:11:20 PM »

that stuff is awesome!
Like Mt St Helens volcanic eruption inside it!
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Re: Disaster Peak Seam Agate - new find
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2017, 11:01:25 PM »

I have relisted the two slabs with a photo of the finished jewelry piece to show the dry color correctly.

Here is a link to one of the slabs:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/322543198231?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

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Re: Disaster Peak Seam Agate - new find
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2017, 10:24:11 PM »

I have done quite a few knives with this new agate and every one sold quickly.  So, in a couple of weeks my partner and I are heading back  to see how extensive the find is.....

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Re: Disaster Peak Seam Agate - new find
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2017, 04:35:34 PM »

Wonderful knives Michael!!!    Watch out for snow too.
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Re: Disaster Peak Seam Agate - new find
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2017, 05:47:28 PM »

Snow is good as long as the ground is not frozen.  It keeps others from seeing where we are working.  We are well enough known that we get watched....

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Re: Disaster Peak Seam Agate - new find
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2017, 09:51:44 PM »

that material works well on the knives
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Re: Disaster Peak Seam Agate - new find
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2017, 10:21:03 PM »

Beautiful knives.

I too would like to know when you have material available. Either slabs or rough.

Jerry
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Re: Disaster Peak Seam Agate - new find
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2017, 09:16:58 AM »

Beautiful knives.

I too would like to know when you have material available. Either slabs or rough.

Jerry

PM me - I can send some slabs in a small flat rate box for $27.  ($20. in slabs + $7. is for postage/insurance.) I need your address and I will ship the slabs.  You pay after seeing them or return the slabs if you decide they are not what you expected.

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Re: Disaster Peak Seam Agate - new find
« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2017, 04:48:17 PM »

Dam. I bet that ticks you off a little.  There has been many times that I have hauled rock home than in a few week went to do something with it and was very disappointed, it looked much better when I was digging it. Lol
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Re: Disaster Peak Seam Agate - new find
« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2017, 05:19:10 PM »

Dam. I bet that ticks you off a little.  There has been many times that I have hauled rock home than in a few week went to do something with it and was very disappointed, it looked much better when I was digging it. Lol

Not really as it is actually really nice even if the lavender not holding.  Every knife I have used it on sold quickly so it has it's appeal or we wouldn't be going back to try to dig more.  The best we found has a smoky quartz look to it so we are hoping to find more on that end of the find....

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Re: Disaster Peak Seam Agate - new find
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2017, 09:25:26 PM »

This agate is very solid, the large chunks literally ring when hit and the agate takes a glass like gloss. 

It is not a seam agate.  We traced it into a 30 by 20 yard spot and it formed very weird.  Look at the photo of the bottom of a piece and you can clearly see roots.  We can’t figure it out.  There is probably only about 2 to 3 tons of this agate if we are right about where it is.  It seems to be a flow formation away from a formation of some type.  I hope Frank sees this post and perhaps he knows how this would occur in such a small area.

I think we had at least 1,300 pounds in my little S-10 and maybe as much as 1,500 pounds!  I have a highly modified suspension and top end tires – air bags were at 75 pounds of air and the rear still was LOW! 

The piece in the 24 inch saw was well over 100 pounds and the one in the 18 inch saw was over 30 pounds. 

Note the one gallon paint can in the photo of the row of agate pieces for scale as to size.



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Re: Disaster Peak Seam Agate - new find
« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2017, 06:56:55 AM »

Way to go, Michael!  That is one humongous rock!   :WEEEE:
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Re: Disaster Peak Seam Agate - new find
« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2017, 05:27:30 PM »

However it was formed, it's awful pretty stuff!
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Re: Disaster Peak Seam Agate - new find
« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2017, 11:00:00 PM »

I am leaning toward it being a wood and organic material replacement.   This find is at about the same elevation as the Gary Green deposit and the Stromatolites we have found.  We also find a lot of small pieces of petrified wood "float" in the area around this spot.  This photo is the bottom of one of the pieces.
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