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Dulcote Agates

As a Brit, I have to say that the fact that there are no thundereggs here in the UK is a bit of a frustration.  The nearest thundereggs to where I live are (or were) in the south of France or Germany.  But what about other stones?  In the storm of magnificent rocks from all over the world, it is easy for the UK to get occluded, even when you live here.  Some of the Scottish agates are quite interesting – but true world-class agates from the UK?  Well, here’s one.  The famous Dulcote Agate from Somerset – an exquisite and complex type of nodule known among the agates as England’s Glory, the Mendip Magic-Stone or, less romantically, Mendip Potatoes.

I am generally the least patriotic person out there, not much caring for even the very concept of countries, but I have to admit to feeling a warm glow at encountering an agate from England that can hold its own against any stone in the world!  A very uncharacteristic feeling for me!  Dulcote agates are a British rock that can shake all them foreign agates at the knees!!  Heheheh!

 

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Dulcote Agate

Warden Point Pebble

Dulcote Agate

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