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    DEMING AGATE
    Thunderegg
    Baker Ranch, Luna County
    New Mexico
    6.49 x 5.43 x 2.13 inches (16.5 x 13.8 x 5.42 cm)


    A unique variety of Agate, a thunderegg is a nodule-like rock similar to a geode formed within volcanic ash layers. When it comes to this very collectible type of Agate, examples such as this rather large piece from the Baker Ranch are some of the most prized among collectors. This noted locality in Deming, New Mexico is home to a thunderegg bed that produces these rough spheres in a range of sizes. This robust sample features bright banding radiating out from the core to the edge with a large center pocket filled with fine crystals which have populated the central cavity. Now cut and polished, this is a show-stopper.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    9th-16th Thursday-Thursday
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