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Kaljaia

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A Big Egg - Cut with pictures!
« on: June 13, 2018, 08:07:24 PM »

12x12x16, roughly. It's hard to get a wide point-to-wide point measurement.
Big.

Richardson's said they can handle it so I'll take it up there if it passes the tap test in a few weeks and have it cut. It's got a crack on one end that I want to tap to make sure it doesn't fall apart and bind in the saw. Even if it does break, I'll take a big chunk up and get it faced if it looks worth the time.




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Re: A Big Egg
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 09:52:16 PM »

Wow That is a huge find!  We can hope for amazing things on the inside.  It's christmas all over again isn't it.
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Re: A Big Egg
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2018, 06:52:58 AM »

Wowza, Erika!  That's a biggun'.  Hope it's hiding some amazing goodies inside for you.
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Re: A Big Egg
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2018, 07:02:24 AM »

Haha yeah will not be cheap to cut tho, hopefully it's got a good inside! It's got proper pressure ridges so I am hopeful. Will wait until after the local shows are over before taking it in.
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Re: A Big Egg
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 09:23:11 AM »

Doesn't matter what turns out to be inside, the wait to find out must be difficult. Congrats on uncovering that one!
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Re: A Big Egg
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2018, 10:57:10 AM »

Congrats on the find; that is a significant one!  Please post pictures when the deed is done. 
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Re: A Big Egg
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2018, 08:14:04 PM »

wish you lived closer to me, i would cut it with you for free just to be there to see the inside after you did!
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Re: A Big Egg
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2018, 05:59:44 AM »

Wow, nice find, please post when its cut.
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Re: A Big Egg
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2018, 09:01:29 PM »

Looks like there could be a cool sphere in that thing!
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Re: A Big Egg
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2018, 04:45:16 PM »

It's cut! Still in need of a good scrub, but overall pretty neat.






I know people sometimes have a running commentary to give on Richardson's, but I've had good experiences with them and been happy with their cutting services and this was no exception. Very pleased with the cut.
I think the crystals are a calcite. They're too brittle to be quartz and are flat on the terminated end.
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Re: A Big Egg - Cut with pictures!
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2018, 06:34:06 PM »

Cowabunga!  That thing is freaking amazing!  Congrats to you and what fun to own such a winner.  It is a lottery with geodes, and you just won he powerball.

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Re: A Big Egg - Cut with pictures!
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2018, 06:46:39 PM »

Whoa!  That thing is amazing.  Yay, you!   :occasion14:
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Re: A Big Egg - Cut with pictures!
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2018, 06:50:04 PM »

Very different ,

you got lucky.Don't cook your brain down there.
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Re: A Big Egg - Cut with pictures!
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2018, 08:47:34 PM »

Very different ,

you got lucky.Don't cook your brain down there.

Thanks and trying not to! Cool day, only 100 this afternoon.

The hexagonal calcite fluoresces bright pink under a bedbug light, and I think the common opal will too under the right black light. It's a nice big example of a tilt egg and pretty clearly shows multiple stages of mineral precipitation. One of the cracks is even partially filled back in, making me wonder just how recently some of the opal was laid down. 
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Re: A Big Egg - Cut with pictures!
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2018, 10:42:14 PM »

What a fascinating interior. I'd be pleased with it, too!
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