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jbbaus
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23 Jul 2007, 9:29 am

I personally like hornblende. :)


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23 Jul 2007, 11:49 am

Not many... mostly stuff I picked up here and there at sales.

The top chunk of sandstone I overturned digging a flower bed...actually just found out what it is....I was told it's an Indian grinding rock (the depressions where made from them grinding corn and such on it)...a guy just west of me into Indian artifacts has found a few of them.

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23 Jul 2007, 12:17 pm

oh cool. i think indians mostley used sandstone for there art on petroglyphs, but im sure they used it for other things like sharpening/grinding :D


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23 Jul 2007, 1:23 pm

I have a fragment that originated on Mars I got from my professor in grad school. I also have some fossil-filled rocks from my grandparents' farm in Kentucky. They have a lot of shell fossils in them.


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23 Jul 2007, 4:31 pm

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23 Jul 2007, 4:44 pm

I might be getting my hands on an amethyst of museum quality for
my curio collection.



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25 Jul 2007, 1:02 pm

richardbenson wrote:
yes i collect rocks and some fossils to. latley ive been slacking because ive in a bad mood all the time but i think i'll start up again

What type of fossils do you collect, richardbenson?



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25 Jul 2007, 8:04 pm

I like petrified wood and other fossils I have some bones, a fish and a bunch of others but these are the only ones I have pictures of at the time. The big piece is over fifty pounds.

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30 Jul 2007, 10:27 am

parts wrote:
I like petrified wood and other fossils I have some bones, a fish and a bunch of others...

Here are some ammonites, brachiopods and a tiny gastropod I found last week:
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30 Jul 2007, 12:19 pm

ascan wrote:
What type of fossils do you collect, richardbenson?
mostely sharks teeth :D


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30 Jul 2007, 1:15 pm

Late Triassic, 200million+ years old:

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30 Jul 2007, 2:24 pm

Too many to list... would need to research the names again, but they include emerald, labradorite, moldavite, nuummit(very beautiful with iridescent strands), verious Quarzes, bloodstone, obsidian, Jet, sunstone, hematite, Kyanite, opal, moonstone, lapis lazuli, peridot. blue and red tiger eye(loved). Also have an ammonite. Loved gems since I was young. Want to get some Kunzite.

http://www.minershop.com/html/nuummit_mindata.html

Above is link to Nuummit.



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30 Jul 2007, 2:42 pm

I like agate(that's the one w/ purple crystals inside,right?), Opal, pearl, quartz, jade, emerald, ruby. I was recently at the Museum of American History where they have a gem exhibit. It was really awesome - I was wowed by their Black Diamond! 8)
I have a moonstone neckleace, a pearl ring, and a diamond ring.

My mom hung a crystal by the window in our living room when I was a kid. When the sun hit it at just the right angle, the entire living room would fill up with rainbow dots. :o



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30 Jul 2007, 3:01 pm

Woman wrote:
I like agate(that's the one w/ purple crystals inside,right?), Opal, pearl, quartz, jade, emerald, ruby. I was recently at the Museum of American History where they have a gem exhibit. It was really awesome - I was wowed by their Black Diamond! 8)
I have a moonstone neckleace, a pearl ring, and a diamond ring.

My mom hung a crystal by the window in our living room when I was a kid. When the sun hit it at just the right angle, the entire living room would fill up with rainbow dots. :o


Agate usually comes in a variety of colours.
Purple crystals is Amethyst generally.



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30 Jul 2007, 3:35 pm

woman that sounds like a geode. possibly from brazil, cool teeth ascan are those yours? :D


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