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Photos of agate facets


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31 minutes ago, bumblebee said:

My macro lens can do better with better lighting, but this is a good example for now.

 

Nice shots bumblebee. I will add a few of mine--it took about 100 shots:computer-22:.

The facets are hard to get an image of under the best of circumstances.

If you have never backlit a faceted Agate--do it and be rewarded. I have one "faceted" that I could have sworn that was mint/untouched until---backlit.

I posted an old bruiser back lit and not---very cool!!

Happy New Year bumblebee!!

Marble--On!!

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2 hours ago, akroorka said:

Nice shots bumblebee. I will add a few of mine--it took about 100 shots:computer-22:.

The facets are hard to get an image of under the best of circumstances.

If you have never backlit a faceted Agate--do it and be rewarded. I have one "faceted" that I could have sworn that was mint/untouched until---backlit.

I posted an old bruiser back lit and not---very cool!!

Happy New Year bumblebee!!

Marble--On!!

Wow, you have patience!

Your last one is gorgeous with all that backlighting. Looks like a full moon!

Happy New Year

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1 hour ago, Fire1981 said:

I just got a special Agate from a Marble Buddy here on the Board that I can add to my collection. Anytime you can snag one these do so. The hit marks and backlighting on these are always fun🔥

 

Nice group! You guys are inspiring me to come up with some sort of custom case where the marble holes contain a bright LED light for backlighting. That would be fantastic!

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14 minutes ago, bumblebee said:

Nice group! You guys are inspiring me to come up with some sort of custom case where the marble holes contain a bright LED light for backlighting. That would be fantastic!

Back in the day, Big John Ives had whole tables with such back lighting to display his Cairo marbles.

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On 12/31/2022 at 6:14 PM, akroorka said:

Agates are and were true killers.

I love -em.

Marble--On!!

True that!

I think taking a short video showing how light reflects on the facets, or rolling it to show wobbles might be a good way to show the facets? Stills don’t show much unless it is a large facet. 

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Not marbles, but I wanted to share just a few of the raw agates that I have dug. Some I find out in the "wild", and others just from garnering permission to search private landscaping. 

Would love to one day have a good portion of my hand dug collection made into marbles 😊

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2 hours ago, Ric said:

@William Hey buddy, all you need is a good stone chisel and a grinding wheel. 😁

I would need time, good hands, patience and skill among other things also lol....the first one I never seem to have much of very often...the next 2 are getting poorer every day (🤣), and the last one, I would honestly prefer someone that has done it for a while. Don't think I could stand it if I busted one of them myself while working on em lol...

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