We went to the McPherson Gem and Mineral show today and picked up a few interesting pieces. They had a pretty good selection of dealers, and only one had prices that were out of line.
Among the treasures found today was some never seen before Turritella agate from Wyoming. The agate is in the form of thin slabs, maybe 1/4 inch thick, and contain slices of sea shell fossils. Their flat nature lent the slabs to being “copied” on my flat-bed scanner.
Sheryl found a very interesting geode that had nice color and looked a bit like the classic Mandelbrot fractal shape. It was only 3 bucks, though it could use a little more polish; you can barely see the cut marks if you look at the piece just right.
Show below are 3 photos of the geode, and 4 of the Turritella agate. The geode is a bit under 2 inches in size and the agate about 4×4.5 inches.
You can visit Flickr and see more of each specimen, as well as larger versions, in our Mineral and Fossil set.