Allans Slip Agates

Allan’s Slip was named after an old-time Canterbury rock and mineral collector, Allan Wells.  These agates are found in a small landslip on Mt Somers Station, Canterbury.  They are very tiny, and can be easily confused with the leavings of sheep that wander through the area.  The gallery also shows a tiny geode that I collected many years ago that developed an iron pyrites inclusion after the geode split open.  Most of the agates are black and white.  I have found several that were big enough to cut and polish faces on, but most have to be tumble polished.  After tumble polishing I found some of them had water bubbles inside.  However, over time these dried out.  Click on a thumbnail to see the full sized image.

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