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Rockhounding and Mineral Collecting

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Ask questions about collecting rocks and minerals and their values here.
It could be either sedimentation or stratification.
Diamonds are extremely important, in a number of areas. They are the top gem in the jewelry trade, to the tune of billions per year. They are vital in the abrasives industry, as well as various high tech applications.
Agate,highly tinted quartz,and slate.
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Ilmenite contains iron, hence can be an iron ore. Rutile does not contain iron, and is not an iron ore.
Garnet is important for its qualities as an abrasive, also, to a much lesser degree in NY, as a gemstone.
The serial Number is on the bottom of the rifle in front of the trigger assembly.I believe they will start with"B" and have 6 or 7 digits following it.
Lunar rocks are rocks that are floating around space and come into  our atmosphere and land on earth while earth rocks are formed on  earth.
They might show fracture, or simply do not show cleavage.
There are a variety of machines that can sort gems from dirt, using water, screens, and gravity. They vary in complexity from a simple gold pan, to a flume, to vibrating dry wash screen systems, to the completely mechanized sorting machines used at diamond mines, where crushed ore proceeds along a...
  1...........Limestone 2............Sandstone 3............Ash flows, or plume of ash rain. 4...........Mud slides 5...........Sea floor beds. 6...........algae in lake beds. 7........... Third rock from sun.
In Mexico, there is a cave called, the "Cave of Crystals" which has  over 55 tons of gypsum.
They change into, or become, a igneous rock
Yes, when exposed to salt water for a period of time, then they can  crystallize.
The area itself is actually not a good place to do rock and mineral  collecting, but you can look near bodies of water or lower ground  for good minerals.
No Hemitite will not float.
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Rocks were created by God.
There are 3 main ways for them to be formed. Sedimentary rocks are  formed from dirt and sand, and can be found in rivers. Igneous  rocks are made from molten magma or lava. Metamorphic rocks are  made from already existing rocks, and are changed by pressure or  temperature.
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.
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.
A metamorphic rock is a rock that is changed from an already  existing form of rock by pressure or temperature
No Topaz is harder.
Abandoned quarries (with permission), road cuts, anywhere rock is exposed by moving water, etc. The working quarries in the area are mostly off limits to collectors currently. The fossils of Arkona aren't too far away, and there are some places over the border in Michigan. Join a local club, or...
Yes, there is still plenty of gold to be found in the streams of California. Do not expect to casually go out and pan big nuggets. If you are able to get a claim, and use a powered dredge, (where legal!) or a metal detector, you can still find decent gold. With the recent rise in gold prices, some...
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)
Silicates, elements, sulfides, phosphates, oxides, and carbonates are six categories of minerals.
It quite commonly contains nice crystals of garnet, variety almandine. Check out the almandine from Wrangell, Alaska, for one particularly nice example.
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).
That could be either the Grand Canyon or the Painted Desert.
It is dia mond . . . diamond. On the scale from 1 to 10, diamond is the hardest at 10.
Jamaica has an official bird, tree, flower, fruit, and... costume, yet no official gemstone. For many things the country is well known, but minerals are not one of them.
Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., offers the SLR-400T CO2 laser drilling system for $50,000,000 plus taxes.
With the given value (now owned by Queen Elizabeth II) or $400 million.
Diamond will scratch quartz, quartz will not scratch diamond. Better yet, garnet or corundum sandpaper will scratch quartz, but not scratch diamond.
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...
  Rock hounds tend to use what works for the type of material they are digging. For my self i use high grade shovels and the best Geo-picks. chisels, star drills, Leaf springs from old cars grind down to split fossil strata beds apart to look for ?????.......In lime stone formations. Five...
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
  Get a rock hardness test kit and teach yourself and her/him to use it.   Go to the mineralogy section of a museum and see the neat rocks.   Go out and collect together.
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...
  == "What is rockhounding?" Collecting material that is about .02% 0f the earth surface and turning the material in to jewelery. Myself as a collector of over 40 years. i tend to lean towards the silica base material such as agate and obsidian, Petrified wood. and most rock hounds enjoy the...
  Myself; I collect tiger eye, thunder eggs, obsidian, Jasper, fossils, Quartz, agates, opals, plume agate, material from around the world.
  The sale man at the hard ware store well speak better of this material then myself. it is use for decking, and it is made from mike jugs.
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.
Three (3) rocks in the rock cycle are sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rock.
"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...
Scrap glass of whatever colors are desired is melted in a kiln. The two colors of glass are extruded and automatically cut into soft blobs of the right size. The red-hot molten glass blobs fall onto a pair of tapered steel cylinders that rotate, spinning the blob into a round shape. As they proceed...
== 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/
Please check the wording on your bill. It's a United States Note, not a silver certificate.
Jade pricing depends on quality and color. Fractured ugly dark green material with inclusions of other minerals is worth little; pure apple green translucent material is extremely valuable.
    http://facstaff.gpc.edu/~pgore/geology/geo101/meta.htm This site has more Info. about   = chlorite I don`t have a cue about this mineral. Web search i found this link. =
There is none.
The hardness of shale would be 3 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness.
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.....
(Copying verbatim from my pre-registration answer) Gold and Silver (and other Noble Metals like Iridium and Palladium) do actually corrode in air, just very very VERY slowly. Bonding with Oxygen is the usual source of chemical corrosion here on Earth, and every metal has its own personal ...
  Any material that well scribe a line on glass, well allow cleavage to split the glass on the cleave point of scribe. Glass plate hardness is 5.5 on the MHO-scale tempered glass 6.2
A pseudomorph is a mineral that has been replaced by another mineral over time, while retaining the shape of the replaced crystals.    
From online dealers, gem/mineral/jewelry shows and shops, collectors, miners, mines, etc.
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  2.5 - 3.0     Muscovite and biotite mica are 2.0-2.5 and 2.5-3.0 respectively on the Mohs scale.
they are hard because they have some type of christle in them that make them as hard a the hardest steel. also there is this one dimond that you can break into tiny little shards and that is called a ruby or an emreld. they are not as hard as the hardest steel. they can be very easy to break and you...
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.
== 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...
Rutile is found in Marquette Michigan.
  A space hound, got me i would think said person would be a rock hound that has a limit set on the types of material that collect dust in the house that is on display.
Diamond's atomic structure makes it the hardest mineral known.
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...
An old toothbrush, dish soap, and warm water are a good start for cleaning just about any rock or mineral. Carbonate coatings can be removed with vinegar or stronger acids, but follow the relevant safety requirements. Iron coatings can be removed with products like Iron Out. Don't expect miracles,...
amber and carnelian
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quartz Sorry they say it best
No Sapphire is a gemstone variety of the mineral corundum, an aluminum oxide, when it is a color other than red or dark pink, in which case the gem would instead be called a ruby, considered to be a different gemstone. Emeralds are a variety of the mineral beryl colored green by trace amounts of...
The rarest and most valuable jade is emerald green, though it can be found in many colors, including white, black, lavender, blue, etc.
Depends on the particular purplish crystal. Amethyst is not tooexpensive but other purplish crystals expensive. So it depends.
This is simply a result of erosion; millennia of churning rocks and sand will yield some with holes in them.
  To be sure, she wrote every day in her diary, where she has twenty-five of them. She always knew she would be a star and her parents moved to another state so that she would get a change of scenery. She was inspired by her grandmother, and pursued music relentlessly. She had lots of heartaches...
You don't really need soap at all, but a squirt of any dish washing liquid soap won't hurt.
The Cullinan diamond is the largest rough gem-quality diamond ever found, at 3,106.75 carats (621.35 g)
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  Sure, they can be made of just about anything.
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.
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.
  depend on the rock and the material of said rock. most agate and material on the surface of the earth have the same thing happening each year. a huge temp change in a short time frame would shatter most material. though most material to be put in the freezer at home and re exposed the room...
    The site link below takes you to a page selling carved Libyan desert glass. They sell the figurines by weight at a verying rate based on weight; for instance, a 9g elephant sells for $336; $35.10 a gram, while a 41g elephant sells for $834; $20.34 a gram. At least for this site, the more...
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.
In 1996 potash was selected to be the Official Provincial Mineral Emblem of Saskatchewan.Potash is in fact not a mineral, but a mixture of minerals, typically sylvite, halite, and carnallite. First discovered in Saskatchewan in 1943, current production is over a billion dollars a year.The province...
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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
Lortone tumbler barrel lids are very cleverly designed and simple to operate. Open the barrel by unscrewing the black nut, remove the aluminum lid (may be quite sticky and require gentle prying with a screwdriver), and remove the inside rubber-lined lid. Fill about 3/4 full of rocks, add water to...