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#2686170 - 10/29/11 07:52 PM
Montana Moss Agate
DARK30 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/01
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Loc: Belle Plaine, MN..
I find a lot of these Montana moss agates in the Minnesota River Valley. I always thought it was amber until I got educated at the Moose Lake show. True amber is petrified sap but these sure look like amber to me.







Heres a piece I tumbled..


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#2686210 - 10/29/11 09:20 PM
Re: Montana Moss Agate [Re: DARK30]
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Registered: 09/12/11
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Loc: Wisconsin
Nice stash! I found my first one the other day. The one you tumbled is very pretty. I love the fern-like inclusions. Its pretty awesome what the glaciers brought our way!
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#2686938 - 10/31/11 10:50 AM
Re: Montana Moss Agate [Re: Connan]
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I'll occasionally find what I thought were called black montana moss agates. What I look for in IDing those is those black snowflake like flecks in the stone. I also recently found out there is a honey agate that I have been mistaking as amber so check that out too.

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#2749449 - 01/12/12 09:23 PM
Re: Montana Moss Agate [Re: Zelmsdawg]
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Is this a Montana agate or a Honey Agate? Seems a bit different than a lake superior

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#2760724 - 01/24/12 09:45 AM
Re: Montana Moss Agate [Re: Connan]
itchmesir Offline
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Registered: 03/18/09
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Loc: winona, mn
I pulled one of those out of the Root River a couple openers ago...

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#2823169 - 04/11/12 11:31 PM
Re: Montana Moss Agate [Re: DARK30]
MyFishHasRabies Offline
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Registered: 03/02/08
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Loc: Bemidji
Doesn't amber have a hardness of around 2.5 and agate 7.5? You can polish it with your hand, no tumbler needed. Just toothpaste.

I like your agate though.
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