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You found a few decent ones, but that "baseball" is NICE wink Can't wait till the snow is gone enough to hit the fields.

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You guys aint gonna believe this...

Yesterday afternoon..a 2 pound 13.6 ounce monster!

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That is a nice and huge/big Egg Dark. smile

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Nice Gem can you take a picture where it looks like where two rocks joined. This is a normal year for spores so happy may day!

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Good for you dark!!

Appraising an agate is hard. I have one of Scott Wolter's books that he gave me and he's saying that a larger, collector sized agate can be 10 dollars a pound up to 1,000 dollars a pound!

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Heres a few of Wolter's agates. They are what keeps me looking. And thats MY hand grin

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This 2.5 pounder is currently for sale on bay for $1500. Of course you need somebody to want it bad enough.

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Id would never pay for an agaete. However I know were a huge agete is laying right now in st.paul in a very public place. Saw her last year and id bet the farm nobody but me has even seen her. Its my dirty lil secret

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The right agate can be worth good money, I have a close friend that makes a comfortable living from selling the agates she findes on Evil-bay.

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If/when you pick that rock, take a picture of where it was. I'm mildly curious to see where it'll came form

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Will do, I mean its not as big as darks by any means but its nice. Ill pick it this fall during college football season. If I'm in the area before then tho ill take a few teaser pics.

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Its actually outside Concordia football stadium in the dirt. I'm confident no one will find her lol

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what kind of agate hunter leaves a good sized stone just sitting there? And wha makes you so sure someone eles wouldnt have found it by now? I have tossed some lesser stones back on the beach for others to find, but this just stinks. I'm callin B to the S. Prove me wrong and go back and get an in-situ

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what kind of agate hunter leaves a good sized stone just sitting there? And wha makes you so sure someone eles wouldnt have found it by now? I have tossed some lesser stones back on the beach for others to find, but this just stinks. I'm callin B to the S. Prove me wrong and go back and get an in-situ

who says im an agate hunter? my ol lady is into various gemstones and artifacts, jewels and arts and crafts so i take note in these things. I left it there as a personal statement. I was going to watch my nephews football game and bam there it was. i examined it quickly and made a swift exit as the crowds were starting to pickup. i have checked it twice since last year and it was there both times. Some things in nature should be left behind, like selective harvest fishing, planting a tree, etc etc. I mean ive picked tons of ageates over the years but now and then i leave a few lay. I am by no means an ageate hunter but it brings me pleasure to gift my ol lady a gemstone that i took the time to find instaed of buying some lab produced phoney.

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