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New Prudent Man Agate

I am introducing a new agate variety, Prudent Man Agate.
You can take a look at http://www.agateslabs.com/

Steve Howard

http://www.agateslabs.com/ 

not sure if I agree with description… plumes usually have more
definition and actually resemble dendrites!

Ringman

Very pretty agate, Steve! Care to tell us how it got that name?

Cheers,
Jessee Smith
www.silverspotstudio.com
Cincinnati, Ohio

    Very pretty agate, Steve! Care to tell us how it got that
name? 

I am a guy with a bit of a sense of humor.

I had a claim that was declared invalid under the Prudent Man clause
of the 1874 mining law which states that you can only hold a claim if
in the judgement of the mine inspector a prudent man could make a
living by working it.

My sister says I have been officialy declared by the US government
to be “not a prudent man”. So like a polititian if you declare
yourself to be something and say it often enough eventually someone
will believe you. Even so I have no intention of truly becomming a
prudent man.

When people ask me how I found it I tell them I was out prospecting
and my mule just stopped and refused to go any farther, I picked up a
rock to throw at her and…

It’s a memorable name and I have fun with it.

Steve Howard
AKA Mad John
(not a prudent man)

    I had a claim that was declared invalid under the Prudent Man
clause of the 1874 mining law which states that you can only hold a
claim if in the judgement of the mine inspector a prudent man could
make a living by working it. 

I wrote to Steve asking him if this agate were rare…Making a joke
of course but I noticed that this particular set of agates looked
like a man laughing then shutting his mouth. I had no idea there were
"prudent man" claims.

Lisa in NY

    It's a memorable name and I have fun with it. 

:slight_smile: Love the story, Steve! Perhaps the next mine you find could be
The Imprudent Woman.

Roseann