Petrified Wood beginning to agatize. Found south of Wind River Canyon, Wyoming.
Oh yeah, thats right -- I'm trying to leave the huge specimens at home since I live in a small apartment! (Besides, I already have several hundred pounds of rocks!)
As can be seen, these rocks are considerably large and perfectly smooth and orb shaped -- I would love to see them as edging around a garden, a woodland path, etc...
Non-sandstone ball-shaped stone
Banded Ironstone found by Owl Creek Mountains, Wyoming
This is the area I went rock hunting at last weekend.
This is near the town of Ten Sleep, Wyoming.
What did I find?
And some purplish-blue-reddish chert.
You can't find this stuff anywhere on the eastern side of the Bighorn Mountains; thus I make the trip over the mountains to find it.
This stuff is absolutely gorgeous!
This stone is a mixture of agate, chert, etc.! You can see crystalization on some areas.
The agate in this piece is cloudy. The red on the exterior is from the red soil I found it at.
Many of these agate specimens appear to have geode qualities.
This is a piece I found in this same area a year ago. I've been hand-polishing it.
This piece is about 9 inches in length.
Tomorrow I plan to explore and hope to find more things like this -- stay tuned!