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Botswana Agate
February 10, 2011 08:08PM
    
Botswana agates are one of the most beautiful agates, and became my passion since 2005 when I got the chance to visit the the locality around Bobonong. Unfortunately it is pretty hard to get the rough out of Botswana and there is a little chance that anything will change in the future.
So at least I posted some of the pictures on my page to share their beauty.
avatar Re: Botswana Agate
February 11, 2011 05:07AM
    
Marketa,
There are some absolutely stunning agates in your photos. Thank you for sharing.
avatar Re: Botswana Agate
February 11, 2011 07:14AM
    
Magnificent agates and photos! As Scott said, thank you for sharing!

stephanie :)
Re: Botswana Agate
February 11, 2011 08:38AM
    
Thank you for interest. I have some more and the pictures of localities as well. marketa
avatar Re: Botswana Agate
February 14, 2011 12:17AM
Yes, thank you Marketa for posting the beautiful photos. I really enjoyed that you also show the place you dig them, very exciting to see!
avatar Re: Botswana Agate
February 14, 2011 02:51AM
    
I too thank you for bringing this to my attention, I enjoyed your photos immensely.

:)
avatar Re: Botswana Agate
February 14, 2011 08:01AM
Good pictures of agates. Undoubtedly some of them will end up in a Best Minerals article.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Agate from Madagascar
February 16, 2011 02:48PM
    
I posted some new pictures of Madagascar agates to my pages. Please have a look because they are very nice with tree like formations and stalk formations. Enjoy
avatar Re: Agate from Madagascar
February 16, 2011 08:33PM
Eventually we should have tags like agate, geodes, nodules, agate nodules etc with which we can tag images when they are uploaded although we can now search the captions of images for key words like those above. Although we can do these searches now I think that most people do not use this feature.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Re: Agate from Madagascar
February 17, 2011 02:32PM
    
Where I can find the agates in the section of best minerals? Is it chalcedony or hidden in quartz section. To be honest Quartz is a headache...Or shall I add it there? Marketa
avatar Re: Agate from Madagascar
February 18, 2011 02:37AM
Marketa,
There is no Best Minerals article on agate, chalcedony, opal etc, only articles on quartz from various countries and the agates and other quartz varieties are included with the general quartz article. There are many Quartz articles from various countries that have not been done, with only the images picked out but not yet placed in the article, only the links to them are in the articles. I have often lamented the fact that the mindat gallery is rather poverty stricken when it comes to forms of quartz like agate, chalcedony, petrified wood, opal etc. I am sure that when someone writes the article on quartz from Botswana that it will include some good images of Botswana agate.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Re: Botswana Agate
February 18, 2011 09:57AM
    
Hello, thank you for explanation. Marketa
Re: Botswana Agate
April 18, 2012 06:30PM
It s not only the agates in the south eastern corner of Botswana.The nature and the free roaming animal life in the Tuli area is worth wile a longer visit. From there it is a short trip to Bobanong. The winter periode from May to August is a preferred periode to spend there. Temperature is moderate and the bush feld is shadding its red and yellow leaves. It is also easy to find your own car again whilst looking for agates. You can get lost in the dense bush. In summer, heavy thunder can swell the dry river beds und you might be cut off from civilisation.
Re: Botswana Agate
April 18, 2012 09:48PM
    
Marketa,
I also have a great appreciation for Botswana agates. Yours are out standingthumbs up
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