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Rockhounding and Mineral Collecting

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About 300 mineral species are known from PA.
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There are lots of buyers of quartz. It is a popular mineral for collectors, as it is often found in bright colors and large crystals at thousands of localities around the world and fine specimens can be relatively inexpensive. It is a popular gemstone, found in many colors, and used for any lapidary…
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Depending on the type of Crystal, they can range from low to incredible prices.
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Benefits of Rock CollectingYou could find something rare, gold or silver maybe. I found a small ruby once, but I lost it the next day.Hope that was helpful.  ANSWER:The same as stamp or coin collecting. Each one is different and unique. It can teach you how rocks are formed and the many types …
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The world's largest gem diamond ever found is the 3,106 carat Cullinan Diamond. It was discovered on 26 January 1905, during an inspection of the Premier mine in Pretoria, South Africa, by superintendent Frederick Wells. The diamond was named Cullinan after the mine's owner, Sir Thomas Cullinan. It…
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Silver usually has to be mined underground. The main countries in the world where silver is found are Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, China, Australia, Chile, Poland and Serbia.
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Some different types of jasmine flowers are Spanish. primrose, Italian, Asian star, and winter jasmine. Another variety is called the common or poet's jasmine.
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Rocks cannot freeze.There molecular structure doesnt have an adaption to weather.  Technically, rocks cannot freeze. There molecular structure doesn't adapt to weather, except by expansion and contraction. However, moisture inside the molecules of rocks can freeze. This causes even greater exp…
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Quartz can be difficult to distinguish by looks because of its many varieties. It is usually colorless, white or gray but uncommon varieties occur in all colors. It can be transparent to translucent, and has a greasy luster. It has no cleavage and forms hexagonal prism and pyramids.Quartz can have s…
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It has no official state rock, stone or gemstone.
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Jade is Alaska's Official State Gem.
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This type of rock is a sedimentary rock
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www.lapidaryrough.com Jack Cole's Lapidary Rough Oregon For Oregon Rough And More. Over 45 plus years.
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the best place for mining is oreburgh city.i got a claw fossil and a old amber
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Limestone is often sedimentary, formed of calcite in the form of shells and coral. So it's found where there used to be an ocean.
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$500,000 That figure would be nice but the value of a crystal is dependent on many things: size, quality, is it cut or natural. Some antique crystals have value to collectors, the amount depends on the market, and the best crystals in the world come from Austria, they have the highest lead count an…
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The official rock of Virginia is unakite . I learned this in Virginia from a geologist that works for USGS .
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Nickel is a Metal. It is NOT a rock.
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The Gateway is built from yellow basalt rock and reinforced concrete.
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everywhere !
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Quartz is colorless when pure, but can be found in all colors of the rainbow, including purple, pink, red, blue, yellow, orange, brown, green, etc; and many shades thereof.
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You could start a fire with quartz, flint, or shert rocks if you are lost in the wilderness and you have a steel pocket knife to strike them with to form sparks. You could buy a quartz countertop for your kitchen.
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Hawaii does not have an Official State Stone or Mineral.
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Gems are found in lots of places, all over the world. They can be gleaned from mines deep underground, or alluvial gravels... etc. What is where is determined by geology. A more specific question will get a more specific answer.
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The value of a crystal depends upon many things. For example; what mineral it is, size, clarity, quality, whether it's attached to matrix, or associated with other crystals, locality, rarity, etc. So to determine value, you must first determine exactly what you have.
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There are many types of rock but this one would either beSedimantaryIgneousMetamorphic
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Metallic Minerals (they were once refined and known as metals ex, gold, silver, copper, etc.)Fossil Fuels ( are used for energy production ex, coal, oil and gas)Industrial Minerals (everything else that is mined that is NOT metallic or a fossil fuel, many different types and uses, ex, asbestos)
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biologist<><><>A botanist is a biologist that studies plants.
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Aquamarine and emerald belong to the beryl family. Other gemstones in the beryl family are green beryl, heliodor (yellow beryl), morganite (pink, orange or purple beryl), red beryl, goshenite (colorless beryl).
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With the given value (now owned by Queen Elizabeth II) or $400 million.
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Diamond will scratch quartz, quartz will not scratch diamond. Better yet, garnet or corundum sandpaper will scratch quartz, but not scratch diamond.
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First aide kit, Water, Food, Sun block, Tools, Maps, Tire chains for the muddy roads if the is a flash flood or heavy rain that day. if your in a area for good material the Metrixs's well be as slick as grease, please use your Chain in the summer don`t leave home....... Sure i did i was in mud to t…
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In Lime stone stratas, sand stone, ash flows, ocean Beach walls, slide stratas of the wall, Pete Bogs, Road cuts. I`m sure you don`t want stores Info. for locations............. --- I've looked in fields, dry riverbeds and have found some fossils
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In the U.S. there are three that commonly cause skin rashes Poison Oak, Poison Sumac and Poison Ivy. Another to avoid are Nettles. Though if your in Australia, be very careful of all plant life and take a guide with you. There is a tree that has a leaf with spears of silica that if the tips break…
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The inner island group of Seychelles ... Mahé, Praslin and La Digue being the significant ones ... are granitic. They are the vestiges of the ancient super continent of Pangea.
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"Come, Watson, come! The game is afoot. Not a word!" Sherlock Holmes to his cohort Dr. watson. "Come at once if convenient - if inconvenient come all the same." from he same... Our thoughts run parrallel... when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the …
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Gold in New York State I am not a aware of gold in the state of NY, though this link will answer your questions. The site has a link on it that shows all deposits in the U.S that are on BLM lands. http://www.blm.gov/lr2000/
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Please check the wording on your bill. It's a United States Note, not a silver certificate.
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The hardness of shale would be 3 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness.
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A Gold Genie wheels are nice, for non-tonic recovery use water only. now for the other types of gold recovery . Charge mercury will pick up and hold 60% of its weight in Gold. Though i would not do this un-less you have a real reason to do this type of fine gold recovery. Sluice box works great..…
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A pit quarry called the Spanish Diggings Site is a great place to search for flint in Wyoming. It is located in Goshen County.
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A pseudomorph is one mineral replacing another while retaining the shape of the first mineral. In this case a couple of possibilities are calcite pseudomorphs after ikaite, from Russia, or siderite pseudomorphs after calcite, from Mexico. A clearer question will result in a more specific answer.
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A pseudomorph is a mineral that has been replaced by another mineral over time, while retaining the shape of the replaced crystals.  
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Love is a wonderful emotion that can be applied in all aspects of life. Being kind and loving in all of one's relationships and interactions with others goes a long way towards making people happier. It is definitely something to strive for.
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The state rock of Pennsylvania is the trilobite. Actually, the trilobite is the state FOSSIL of Pennsylvania. PA does not have a state rock or a state mineral yet, though suggestions have been made.
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Maine's Official Gemstone is Tourmaline.
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You can buy record players at antique shops or junk shops. They sometimes sell them in markets similar to flea markets here.
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Where to Find Gold in a Creek Your question asking what parts of a creek have the most gold is a very good one to ask, as there is a path course gold or any heavy metal will take in a stream bed. As a river flows down stream. the river's width x5 equals the distance the river will change course…
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biotite
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There are countless uses for quartz. The colorful transparent varieties are polished into gems. Opaque varieties are processed into ornamental items or building materials. Very pure quartz sand deposits are mined for the many items that use silicon, like computer chips.
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The rarest and most valuable jade is emerald green, though it can be found in many colors, including white, black, lavender, blue, etc.
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The Cullinan diamond is the largest rough gem-quality diamond ever found, at 3,106.75 carats (621.35 g)
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graphyte
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Unfortunately - Gemstones are not a renewable resource. However the rarity of a Gemstone is one reason they can be very valuable.
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The two way by which minerals break are called cleavage and fracture. Cleavage is when a mineral breaks along a plane whose atomic bonds are weaker than in the rest of the mineral. Fracture is when a mineral is forced to be broken in an unnatural direction.
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Greenstone is the rock that has characteristics of both igneous and metamorphic rock.When you break this rock you will see the basaltic composition but it is formed when a basalt is subjected to a different temperature and pressure.
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The field test for diamond is 'extreme hardness'. If you believe that you've found a diamond stone, you can take it to a jeweler, who will apply a probe and verify your find as a diamond stone, or not.
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http://www.miim.com/thebside/tumbler/index.html This is nice. Best to look at what is on the market for a plan of how to build
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Silver is generally found in rocks, and as a constituent of minerals like acanthite. It can also be found near the surface, in soils and sands, in nearly pure masses, or nuggets, from tiny to hundreds of kilograms, which have been torn from their host rock and smoothed and rounded by glaciation or r…
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North, south island beaches. More inland ponamu can't be taken, it belongs to the iwi done there. Pieces taken from the beach are fine. It's the big stones they claim
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Dragon Master Knight doesn't have any direct support cards but can be supported with dragon and fusion support cards. Dragon's Mirror is a good example since it's a spell for dragon-type fusions. It should be noted that Dragon Master Knight cannot be special summoned unless the summon is treated lik…
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Outside a laboratory, where someone would develop a chemical that would dissolve a diamond, nothing dissolves a diamond.
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Greenland
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Hardware store will not have a saruca at this time, although they do have box screens. You can build your own Saruca. Buy the material to build your own saruca, make the screen fine (16 to 18 mesh) to catch a stone the size of 1 point, 1/100th of a carat. See "How is a Saruca put together?" You ca…
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Phantom quartz crystal, they form from changes in solution as the point is growing in the limestone strata, as the mineralization changes so dose the color of the phantom coated point in the point, and so on tell the solution aquifer has stop flow of sediment in solution. Many times if a stone show…
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Metals Mined in Argentina Three metals that are mined in Argentina are gold, silver, and copper.
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I suspect you mean tigereye, less commonly known as cryptocrystalline quartz. Tigereye is one of many varyities of crypto. quartz and is actually pseudomorphed asbestos (no longer dangerous).
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Conchologist - a collector and student of mollusc shells.
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Greenish, foliated, with a soft sheen.
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A few. Toy mandala in Culver city and the one in Sherman oaks. Are the ones I go to
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Black Coral.
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It is a rock that is used for landscape decoration
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Well rock collector is a good term but if you make it your profession to collect and study rocks you are called a petrologist. A Rockhound.
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10 million dollars worth
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People can make money from rocks, but they are not as valuable as minerals. Many people tend to confuse the two. A rock is a common stone such as limestone, sandstone, marble, granite, and slate. These materials are more commonly used as building or "facing" materials. Minerals consist of such stone…
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Nelson Mandela did not have any songs as he was not a singer. Nelson Mandela was a human rights activist.
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Worth of a Flake of Gold 80 mesh size, 44,000 spics, make a Oz. 40 mesh size, 22,000 " " ". piece`s 1/8 inch. in size 200 for a oz. Do the math......And in the back ache.
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If their are they`er under the sand bar. locked in a basalt flow.
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I recently came across another chain mail, about the numbers below plastic bottles we use. Every plastic bottle has a number (generally within a triangle) written at the bottom, ranging from one to seven. Now this Hoax Chain Mail claims that the number indicates how many times that particular pla…
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i bought a small vase about 12 inches tall second hand store. The front of the vase has peaches, bannans and grapes the bottom of vase has #T989. I cant find a maker, Its almost looks like a pour spout, with a gold trim handle .. any help
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North & south America, and the island between Cuba and the Caribbean islands. and the rest of the world. to give a better answer to your question, would be to have it rephrased to one area that emeralds are found. If you want to find some. You can collect at the Crab Tree Emerald Mine. In Li…
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There are two gemstones that have been England's national gemstone. Shell cameos and amethyst are two national gemstones of the country of England.
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do you mean in the plane as in "airplane" or as is the surface plane of the gemstone? because the answer is yes if it is the surface plane NO.....!!!
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Jade is widely distributed round the world, and in some places is quarried as a decorative tile material.In New Zealand, its occurrence is confined to the South Island occurring intermittently down Westland and through Otago, with that line finishing just south of Milford Sound.There are occasional …
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Yes, but not as much as north of there. White, Pickens countys are better.
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The market for jade............Wake Call.......in the formation of jade their is a huge verity And their are different type`s of Jade in different groups as i`m not totally up on all the mineral type`s. The Jadeite.....Low Grade penny`s a pound Nepuralite......Yard rock at best. theirs the Real …
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Amber (resinite) by nature is old. It is the fossilized resin of trees. Amber is often found around the southern Baltic Sea (Sweden, Poland, Denmark & Germany all have shorelines here and are the most common European sources of amber) washed upon the beach after storms.
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Min. A $1.00 A Lb. Depending on what kind of crystal is in the geode, amythyst, chalcedony, ect... Find out what kind(s) of crystal are in it first.
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Yes and no ..Gold has a Specific Gravity around 19 times the same amount of water. However, if you have a small thin flake of gold or flour gold you can often see these pieces of Gold float on water. This is caused by the Gold having a thin coating of oil on it from the natural oils that are on your…
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There are many ways you can polish a quartz crystal.1) Waterproof sandpaper, start with a coarse grit, rub back and forth, work down to fine grit. Very slow.2) Rock tumbler - add grit, water, let 'er roll for a week, change grit, repeat.3) Flat lap, diamond grit - you know the drill, proceed coarse …
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