Ask questions about collecting rocks and minerals and their values here.
Ask questions about collecting rocks and minerals and their values here.
Cut or rough? The latter will retail for something like ten bucks a pound. Try eBay, or a local rockshop or rock and gem club.
SANDie Well it will be like sand, or it could be a powder. If it is a blue kind of chalk, when you crush the blue chalk, it will be blue. Sometimes, it could be a nice smooth powder. Sometimes, it could be into pieces instead. You have to crush it more to make it like sand or powder. But sand has rocks and hard ones. So this might be powder.
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.
Go to Ebay and check the prices for the same type of stone.
The law of superposition states: in horizontal rock layers, each layer is older than the one above it and younger than the one below it.
The bulk of the limestone used to construct the three great pyramids at Giza was quarried on the Giza Plateau.
Everything is a conductor is some amount
Three (3) rocks in the rock cycle are sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rock.
A metamorphic rock is a rock that is changed from an already existing form of rock by pressure or temperature
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(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 "preference" for bonding with more of itself vs with Oxygen. Iron, for instance, likes Oxygen a lot, and turns into rust without much effort at all. Gold much… Read More
The Hauser Geode Beds, SW of Blythe, offer good geode collecting in several different areas. For further details, it's best to join a local gem and mineral club, consult your state geology department, or a local university or museum's earth science department.
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 purpose from carving to facetting. Deposits of extremely pure quartz sand are mined for use in semiconductor fabrication.
The hardness of shale would be 3 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness.
they are obsidian, opal, limonite
The diamond is the hardest substuance on the MHos Scale and Talc is the softest.
I'd suggest that it's safe to say that any ruby that has been tumble-polished is going to be of pretty low value, eg. a buck or three. The most valuable rubies are deep red and transparent. If you have a stone like that, take it to a jeweler you trust for an appraisal.
Assuming that by minerals you mean rock types, they are basalt and coral.
Mostly volcanic, and very small. Zeolites like epistilbite are gorgeous, but require magnification to appreciate. Mindat.org lists about 60 minerals from Hawaii, but there really isn't anything spectacular from the area.
The lustrous, transparent, doubly-terminated quartz crystals from mines around Herkimer, New York, called Herkimer diamonds, present a dilemma for collectors. They are quite brittle, and found in very tough silicified dolostone. Crystals in matrix are more interesting and more valuable than crystals without matrix, so you generally don't really want to remove them. Trimming is best done with a diamond saw, or a pressure trimmer. If you really want to just pop the crystals off… Read More
Rutile is found in Marquette Michigan.
A wishing rock is found off Wishing Rock Road, in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA.
The ore must be assayed.
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Look in chalk deposits by breaking off chunks then search for flint. If there are none then look in fields for large green/black rocks or even large arrowheads.
Lodestone is the magnetic form of magnetite. You see, most magnetite is only attracted to other magnets. Lodestone on the other hand, attracts other magnetic and nonmagnetic metals.
Sedimentary rocks, and foliated metamorphic rocks form in layers.
When it comes to gold, karats are a measure of purity, not weight. (Diamonds are measured by weight in carats.) So, your question is meaningless.
Diamonds are weighed in carats, and pricing is highly variable, depending on factors like color, lack of flaws, total size, etc.
Rutile is a mineral composed of titanium and oxygen.
The white calcium carbonate mineral called alabaster.
Tufa and calcium carbonate can be found in mammoth caves ,Kentucky.
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 temp. Nothing should effect the stone.
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 your elephant weighs the more it's worth. This information is paraphrased from Wikipedia's "Desert Glass" entry: Desert glass, Libyan desert… Read More
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Rocks were created by God.
Alkali and Alkali Earth Metals
Garnet is important for its qualities as an abrasive, also, to a much lesser degree in NY, as a gemstone.
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The primary mineral would be... hematite. Many other minerals could be present, to one degree or another, including magnetite, pyrite, quartz, etc.
Crazy glue does a good job. Make sure the broken surfaces are clean and dry. I like the gel form, you don't need much, but don't expect it to flow like the usual kind. Use as little as possible, and be prepared to deal with any excess. The stuff dries fast, and you can buy accellerants to speed it up too.
Tin and Lead-based solder. I have noi further information. there are different alloys with differing melting points. Acid-Core solder is NOT used in electronics work.
Washington State has a variety of gems that can be found. In 1973, petrified wood was named as the official state gemstone. Amber, opals, garnets, gold, and quartz can also be found in Washington state.
Hawaii does not have a state mineral, but it's state gem is black coral.
Probably calcite, the main constituent of limestones.
In Mexico, there is a cave called, the "Cave of Crystals" which has over 55 tons of gypsum.
Yes, Kentucky has gold. The state rocks are sedimentary in nature, so there really aren't any significant deposits, but some streams will contain very fine gold, brought by glaciation. Persistent panning or sluicing might turn up gold the size of a grain of salt, hard data on anything larger is tough to verify. National or state prospecting associations and state geologists could provide more specific info.
The five identifying features of a mineral are that it is solid, inorganic, naturally occurring, with a definite chemical composition and crystal structure.
Washington state has a modest variety of gems, mostly stuff like petrified wood and agate. Far too many localities to list here. I'd suggest joining a local gem and mineral club, consulting your local library, or the geology dep't of your local museum, or the earth science folks at your local university. Happy hunting!
Yes of course it is they are sold at glenwood springs and other places in the mountain and eBay and craigslist
Rocks are solids. Hence when cooled, they contract. However, this contraction is very minimal due to their solid nature.
Indian Head pennies were minted from 1859 through 1909. In order to give an accurate estimate of value the date on the coin is needed. Please submit a new question giving this information.
Question is not stated properly. What it seems to be asking is the relationship between rocks and Geology. Rocks are basically what the Earth is made of...you have tiny tiny rocks....great big giant rocks....melted rock. Everything that is not water or air is rock and is therefore a part of the study of the Earth...that we call Geology.
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North Carolina's state rock is granite.
Benefits of Rock Collecting You 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 that are available and hard to find. A quartz crystal and a piece of mica can be equally exciting… Read More
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.
Sedimentary Siltstone and Sandstone called the Kayenta Formation and in the Glen Canyon geologic layer between Navajo and Wingate Sandstone.
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 was cut by the Asscher Diamond Company of Amsterdam. Joseph Asscher, head of the company, is said to have studied the huge diamond for over six months… Read More
About 300 mineral species are known from PA.
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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 and are sold by Swraovsky. If its in good quality, large in size, and is found in Pennsylvania is it worth much… Read More
The official rock of Virginia is unakite . I learned this in Virginia from a geologist that works for USGS .
Nickel is a Metal. It is NOT a rock.
The Gateway is built from yellow basalt rock and reinforced concrete.
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.
The official state mineral of Alaska is gold. It was designated as such in 1968.
Rocks cannot freeze.There molecular structure doesnt have an adaption to weather. Answer 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 expansion and contraction within the rocks' structure, which can result in the rock cracking and even breaking apart, eventually. The scientific term for this effect is known as "weathering", and is highly common among… Read More
Flower Pot rocks are found in Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick, Canada.
Nickel is non-renewable.
Jade is Alaska's Official State Gem.
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 several different colors, including clear, pink, red, black, white and yellow. It is a form of glass and may take the shape of large… Read More
It has no official state rock, stone or gemstone.
This type of rock is a sedimentary rock
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the best place for mining is oreburgh city.i got a claw fossil and a old amber
Virginia has no official rock or gemstone.
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.
In jewelry Stores or on Jewelry Channels on TV. They can be mined from all over the world form beneath the Earth's surface.
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.
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.
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....with a carpet of real lambs wool to pick out the micron fines. in the world we live… Read More
A pit quarry called the Spanish Diggings Site is a great place to search for flint in Wyoming. It is located in Goshen County.
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 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.
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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2.5 - 3.0 Muscovite and biotite mica are 2.0-2.5 and 2.5-3.0 respectively on the Mohs scale.
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.
Maine's Official Gemstone is Tourmaline.
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, and the inside bends will catch the gold in a straight flow. The gold will hang up in lows behind large… Read 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.
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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 rivers.
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