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    Thisis just a small look at my collection of rocks. These are rocks that me and my family have found, and bought over the years. I have forgotten a lot of the names of some rocks. This is just a small look, because I would be here all day typing. This topic focuses on the raw form of the rock.



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    A - very - pointy - if - you - sat - on - it piece of Quartz



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    Pyrite: Found by my grandfather in a Pennsylvania coal mine.



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  • #2
    Great specimens! And nicely photographed. I started off mineral collecting when I was a kid. Knew a great many mineral collectors in my day, the Mrs. still keeps her eyes out for nice quartz crystals. Thanks for the show!

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    • Kentucky point
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      No problem! I started out when I was 8, so I have amassed a so-so collection. I haven't been studying them for a while, so I have forgotten some of their names. More pics are coming!

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    Wunnerful!
    Professor Shellman

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      Amethyst

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      Smokey Quartz


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      Black Tourmaline


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      Natural Rubies found by my grandmother

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      • #5
        Hey Ethan, Those are beautiful. I really like that Quartz porcupine.
        Michigan Yooper
        If You Don’t Stand for Something, You’ll Fall for Anything

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        • Kentucky point
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          That's a good name for it! It is very pointy. I jabbed myself twice trying to photograph it!

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        Cool finds KP! Every once in a while I'll pull a crystal from the earth but nothing near as beautiful as those. Love the Rubies also it's on my bucket list my area is famous for them. Show me more KP!

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        • Kentucky point
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          Tomorrow I will post more, including some coral that I found in Pennsylvania. Don't ask me what it was doing there! Also, my best find ever. A turtle effigy that I found when I was five.

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          What was coral doing in Pennsylvania? Sorry just had to ask.

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        Multiple polished stones, their names escaping me.

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          Coral: Found by me oddly enough, in a PA creek.


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          Steatite? I found this in my driveway.


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          A Tigers Eye turtle "effigy". I found this when I was five whist digging in a flower bed. Nobody knows how it got there.

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          • Hoss
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            Not steatite that is slag. Steatite is very sift you can scratch it with your fingernail.

        • #9
          For the life of me, I can't figure out how Tam did not see this topic yet.

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          • #10
            Wow man you have some really cool rocks there. That turtle is really neat...
            The chase is better than the catch...

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            • #11
              Great collection Etan . I really enjoy your photography skills it brings another element to this site .

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              • #12
                You know how you said coral found in PA creek .
                treat yourself to a good read on goggle . Sorry cannot remember. Check out how much was cover in ocean thousands of years ago . You are so willing to learn I just think it’s somthing with all your hobbies you need to put in your pocket of knowledge .

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                • Kentucky point
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                  I think that much of the South was covered by the ocean. The North is unclear to me. That creek is the best creek I have ever been in. There are old bottles, weird rocks and a really old stone block flour mill. I have to take pictures next time I go.
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