In october 2006 windmill construction operations took place above the little village Fohren-Linden. While these workings, a lot of beautiful agate nodules could be found by agate-collectors.
Most of the enormous nodules contained only phanerocristallinic quartz (“quartz-balls”) as smoky quartz or amethyste. The agate containing nodules were reaching sizes up to 20 cm in diameter. The agates from Fohren-Linden are showing a finelined pattern, some in vibrant colors.
If you want to know more about this location and the findings please read my article published in the january issue 2007 in the lapis-magazin. At this moment it is not yet translated in english.
If you enjoy reading in a foreign language there is some more information about this locality.