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DTro

Hey Dark!

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I was thinking about you last night. Have you ever heard of the show “Cash and Treasures” on the Travel Channel?

The host Kirsten Gumm travels all over the US to spots were you can dig for various treasures, diamonds, precious stones, etc. Then she cleans them up and sells them.

I was thinking that they should contact you to do an Agate hunt. Well, they must have read my mind because that’s exactly what they did on last nights show.

They started over in Michigan diving for them, then headed over here to Brainerd and picked through a farmers field, then headed about an hour South at an undisclosed gravel pit.

After that they went to Minneapolis and met at some local experts house where they oiled and polished up there finds.

Finally they ended up at Moose Lake where there is some big Agate flea market, and she sold her find for a couple hundred bucks.

Very interesting……I might have to take a few walks into some gravel pits this spring ;\)

BTW, one of the previous shows was searching for Morels, so that one is out there too.

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Flaco651

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BTW, one of the previous shows was searching for Morels, so that one is out there too.

I saw that episode. Can't remember what they were selling for per pound, but it wasn't cheap.

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DARK30

I wish I could have seen that program! A lot of times its hard for me to decide what to do... go fishin or go eggin.... or shroomin... could there be another quest I'm missing out on? grin.gif

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Duffman

Coo coo kachoo, nice work eggman. Do you still make it up to your watering hole during the week?? If so, I might have to stop by and check out some of your recent finds and of course enjoy a barley pop or two. The real quetion is....have you found anything that beats my 1.8 lber yet??? \:D\:D

Hey dtro, if Dark and I meet up for some adult beverages and to fondle each others rocks, do you have any interest in joining us?? blush.gif I figure if I'm going to give a guy grief online, I should at least meet him face to face sometime.

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Larry FlatCaster

Here are a couple that I stumbled across this last Tuesday when it was absolutely freezing out -6 with nasty windchills. I was ready to head in and found the big one, that was enough to keep me going for another 20min. and I found the other 2, I finally cried uncle and had to get warm when my fingers were stinging and my toes were hurting, plus had to get back to work.

I can't wait till it warms up..... Its 27 right now and I'm thinking of seeing what else I can find today.

Cmon Spring!

Its a standard 3"X 3" post it and double AA battery. For perspective.

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thanks

LFC

I see SZO's been keeping you busy

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PierBridge

My Uncle Rick has some sweet ones from around the world.

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Dark I'll see if I can find the show and burn you a copy!

It looks like there is another one titled Fire Agates from California on Feb 6th at 10pm Eastern?

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Larry FlatCaster

Those are some cool pics Pier, It must be getting close to spring Pier is Posting. ;\)

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DARK30

I was up at Dangerfield's sitting in my favorite spot just last night! Even had a couple pops with the da Fishhead!

Next Thursday afternoon for happy hour....we'll have a little gathering then. I'll bring some rocks. I was offered some good money for a couple specimens up at Moose Lake Agate Days last summer...couldn't part with my treasure tho grin.gif

Pier, That is some nice landscaping!

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Duffman

Alright, I'm in for Thursday. What time will ya be showing up Dark??

How about you dtro? Hanson?

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DTro

I could stop by for a pop after work.

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DARK30

Happy hour 4-6 with munchies at 5. I'll be there close to 4 but I gotta leave by last call tho grin.gif

The BTs name is Tim...He's a muskie guy but I like him anywaythumbs.gif He wants to fish the river this year so bring some photos...He does not have a computer and unable to go on FM to see all those ugly mugs of ours.

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hanson

Wait a minute... what's going on here?

Was I invited to something? grin.gif

I don't have any rocks to show off though. \:\(

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DTro

 Originally Posted By: hanson

I don't have any rocks to show off though. \:\(

.....TWSS ;\)

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hanson

 Originally Posted By: dtro
.....TWSS ;\)

Took me a second to figure that out. grin.gif

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DARK30

Hanson I'll buy ya onebeer.gif

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ec30_06

All this talk about rocks makes me want to run some over with the boat. Oh well I'll have to keep catching toothy fish and drinking beer in the fish house for a little longer.

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troutmadness

Sweet video Dark! It reminds me of petosky hunters out on the dunes overlooking Lake Michigan. I know they aren't agates, but priceless little treasures to the folks out there none the less.

Keep on Eggin in the free world!

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DARK30

Heres another little teaser. Its hard for me to watch too crazy.gif

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Spaulman

Hey Dark - Heard you had one of those folding rowboats that you see at the Sportshow. Been thinking about them - What was your experience? Wondering what they are like on the Minnesota River. I would be looking at the stretch from Carver to the Mississippi. What size did you have? Any good or not?

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DARK30

Its called a porta-bote. I have a 12 footer. Its better for getting into backwaters or areas where theres no boat access nearby. You can use a small motor but I just use the oars. Purdy slick over all but not for high water on the river.

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