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Querbitzsch Kaolin Mine

The German kaolin mines produce a unique group of thundereggs, clearly from the same geology, yet showing some distinct differences as well. They are characterised by an extremely weathered and crumbly matrix that is heading for pure white with very visible crystal inclusions. Often incomplete or damaged, they can still be extraordinarily beautiful. The Querbitzsch specimens often feature very unusual cores indeed, compared with general thundereggs. Rather than agate, they are filled with complex pseudomorphs and crystal structures - needles, bends, strange caves, etc, often verging towards a very nice soft pink or even bright blood red. The few 'solid' specimens do not look like agate as such, being filled with complex swirls and crystalline forms. They are a unique and wonderful thunderegg and every time I encounter more, I only get more fascinated. They are one of my personal favorites on a global level and one location I will happily move mountains for and fill entire shelves with!

The kaolin egg deposits in this geological area are also one of the sources of the Saxony gravelpits, especially Bokelwitz and Otterwisch.

 

Beautiful Querbitzsch Thunderegg with Plates and Pale Pink Fill

Gröppendorf Thunderegg with Complex Clear Agate

Querbitzsch Thunderegg Geode

Tiny Gröppendorf Thunderegg with Waterlines

Querbitzsch  Thunderegg Core with Green Needles

Querbitzsch Thunderegg with Hints of Red and Green

Stunning Larger Querbitzsch Thunderegg Red-Stained Core

Stunning Larger Querbitzsch Thunderegg Red-Stained Core

Green-Stained Querbitzsch Thunderegg

Green-Stained Querbitzsch Thunderegg

Querbitzsch Thunderegg with Green 'Jasper'

Querbitzsch Thunderegg with Green 'Jasper'

Complex Little Querbitzsch Thunderegg

Complex Little Querbitzsch Thunderegg

Querbitzsch Thunderegg with Bright Red Complex Core

Querbitzsch Thunderegg with Bright Red Complex Core

Querbitzsch Thunderegg with Swirled Reddish Core

Querbitzsch Thunderegg Needles in Crystal

Querbitzsch Thunderegg Needles in Crystal

Querbitzsch Thunderegg with Precise Pseudomorph Core

Querbitzsch Thunderegg with Beautiful Pink Core

Querbitzsch Thunderegg with Complex Core

Querbitzsch Thunderegg with Pseudomorphs and Cave

Querbitzsch Thunderegg with Pink Pseudomorphs

Small Querbitzsch Thunderegg with Simple Pink Core

Querbitzsch Thunderegg with Solid Translucent Core

Querbitzsch Thunderegg with Bright Red Core

Querbitzsch Thunderegg with Amazing Curved Pseudomorphs

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