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Rock Hounds? Any?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by debilorrah, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I try this post about every 6 months.... I love rocks, trying ID them, going to shows where they have both raw and polished stones, and who that loves rocks doesn't have a trilobyte??

    Here is one of my favorite finds.

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    One rock two sides = fish:

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    And the cat that ate it.

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    Last edited: Nov 7, 2010
  2. dragonlaurel

    dragonlaurel Out Of The Brooder

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    That's beautiful. We used to go rock hounding. We are still both interested in it bu no car right now.
     
  3. LovinMyPeeps

    LovinMyPeeps Sees Wine Dots

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    I hound in the Herkimer diamond mines. Lot's of fun, but breaking dolomite limestones is...well... painful to the muscles [​IMG]
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Out here we have a club - the Victor Valley Gem and Mineral club and they have a "tailgate" every year, and there are people there with their trucks parked and their good in the bed. Some have tables set up, but this tailgate is really the true rock hound showing and selling their find. I have found some amethyst, brazilian agate, red jasper, flourite, green crystal, and TONS of geodes. Some already cut and some you pick and have cut right there. I am runnin out of room!
     
  5. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    I love rocks, polishing gemstones & rocks and making jewelry. And I love geodes, crystals & colored glass. Does that make me a Rockhound? I would LOVE to dig in a gem mine! [​IMG]
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:I am fortunate to live in the Mojave desert and I can find some really cool rocks in my back yard!
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I absolutely love "rocks", but I'm picky. . . We don't have mines or anything around here, so I go to Rock Shops for specifics. And I tend to spend a lot of money. [​IMG] I'm particularly fond of Wulfenite.

    My expertise goes more into the crystals/minerals though, not the "rock" type, err, rocks. And on a matrix. Not polished.
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:YES it does!!! I am so tickled to have people respond this time!!!!
     
  9. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    Quote:Ooh, Debi, can I root through your collection?? I would love to see it all. [​IMG]
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    A geode I had cut in front of me

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    I have no clue what this is, but its pretty!

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    Brazilian agate - the pic doesn;t do it justice.

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