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Possible new agate discovery in Georgia

On a recent hike through a remote area here in Middle Georgia I was walking along a little creek bed and started to notice unusually colored banded rocks in the water and on the small sandbars. I picked up several nice examples to bring home and try to identify. After looking on several internet sites it appears that the pieces are some type of agate. To my knowledge no one has found agates in any quantity in this area. I have always been an artifact hunter and keep an eye out for unusual rocks and minerals when hiking but I have never run across anything like this before. A couple of return trips to the site and I now have about 150 pounds of this material that seems to occur mostly in slabs about 1/2 inch thick though I have found some larger nodules and many small pieces. The color runs from a bluish green with bands of varying colors to a clear to ice blue color with white bands. If you can help me identify this material I would sure appreciate it. I am going to post some photos to the photo gallery that should show the basic colors and shapes of these specimens to give an idea of what I have been finding. Let me know if you think it would be worthwhile for me to continue to collect more specimens. Thanks for the time. Neal Smith

From Neal Smith - March 20, 2010 at 09:57:13
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