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axllaird

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Salmon Pink?
« on: September 09, 2018, 04:12:55 PM »

Found this one around Balmerino Tayside...
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Re: Salmon Pink?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2018, 04:28:19 PM »

That’s pretty.  Agate?
Where is it that you found it. I don’t recognize the name
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Re: Salmon Pink?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2018, 04:39:14 PM »

Hi Jhon P yes agate from Balmerino south shore Firth of Tay Scotland. I think it would come under Perth and Fife in the attached map, but the area is well known here for agate. I went looking there for the first time this year and left with a few specimens. I'll be going back once the farmers plough there fields after harvest.

http://www.agatesofscotland.co.uk/
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Re: Salmon Pink?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2018, 05:36:52 PM »

That's really nice!
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Re: Salmon Pink?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2018, 07:17:49 PM »

 Stunner  I am an eye agate nut and that one is as good as they get. Botswana pinks are the only really good pinks I have . A real find.
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Re: Salmon Pink?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2018, 04:27:29 PM »

That really does look like a tasty salmon fillet!   :smiley:
Nice color, very soothing stone.
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Re: Salmon Pink?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2018, 06:02:37 PM »

Thanks guys.

I found this agate whilst walking through a field and it looked like it had went a few rounds with the plough so i did a simple tidy up with the minimum of attention. Had a look at the Botswana pink agate's LithicSprings they're really nice so i will make my next trip to the Tentsmuir/Balmerino area as they seem to be predominantly salmon/pink agates and post some pics of my finds.

I also found a small sliver of agate in the same field as this one and cabbed it and set it for a friend, she really liked it which gives you a bit of a boost that you're on the right track.

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Re: Salmon Pink?
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2018, 06:10:22 PM »

Very cool, I traded for a few tiny Scottish agates years ago. Still got em. Most that I got tend to be that nice pink color. Thanks for the reminder and sharing yours.
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2018, 06:01:27 AM »

Hi Shain, i'm just getting the hang of locations for agate here so there will be more pics soon, hopefully. The salmon eye agate in the pic is only 25mm x 19mm or 1" x 3/4" so that would tie in with the tiny agates you have maybe?

I also found a botroidal agate alongside the salmon pink one...first one of those too.

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Re: Salmon Pink?
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2018, 01:25:28 PM »

Hey Brian, I believe the ones I got were collected on the western coast but it has been so long ago when I got them I could be wrong. Here is one I faced and then tumbled.
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Re: Salmon Pink?
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2018, 03:26:57 PM »

Now thats nice, colours are so subtle and is that a little clear quartz pool in the centre? Its nicely finished, i may have to get a tumbler next.

Cheers, Shain. The West coast area of Ayrshire has a reputation for agate. I was at a small rock show this summer in Edinburgh and a guy who had a stall was printing Ayrshire agate design's onto silk scarfs. His father had written a book on Dunure agate's which is a region in Ayrshire and the chap with the stall had many stories of agate collecting as a youngster and had taken it a step further with the silk scarf design aspect. Agate clothes design i guess the only limit is your imagination...

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