As you know thunder eggs are usually just cut in half and then both halves are polished and enjoyed as a specimen. Therefore these slabs or slices are only cut from a specimen of a thunder eggs. So remember each Thunder egg slice is different. Many rock collectors in Western states dig and collect their own thunder eggs as their specimens. So they usually have many polished halves and maybe even slices.
There are times when slices of thunder eggs are better.
A thunder egg slice might be better than a whole pair if you have a relative half-way across the USA and you want to ship them a sample of a thunder egg. It would be less expensive to just ship a slice rather that the whole half. Another time might be since some collectors have limited space for their display several slices might rest where otherwise one half of a thunder egg might be taking up space.
Oregon Thunder Eggs
Oregon Thunder Eggs come in many types and sizes. Therefore the slices can come in the same types although they are usually not of the large sizes. It is usually necessary to have some slices of more than one type of egg or the display will not truly be representative of the Oregon thunder eggs available.
Gifts for yourself and gifts for others
These slices offered for sale are cut from Oregon Thunder Eggs. They are polished on the front side only. The people east of the Mississippi River might want to order one of these just to see what people in Oregon get so excited about. God made enough of these that we can share.
Always Order enough for a good sample
The bad part of ordering only one as a specimen is one is never a good sample because there are so many to choose from. Therefore, I would urge a minimum of four thunder egg slices for your own collection or sample. When you are ordering for others, think of these as a special gift. Finally, think about this; would the four you are thinking of make a good gift for them.
Larry E. Whittington