Obviously Black Coral.
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.
A diamond core drill, slow and easy, with plenty of water.
"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...
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when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?
The official rock of Virginia is unakite . I learned this in Virginia from a geologist that works for USGS .
Found mostly in quartz. To extract it grind up the quartz the stick it on a plate. Put the plate in water the gently shake it so that the pieces of quartz fall off the all that's left is gold.
Linarite is a relatively rare and very beautiful mineral, crystals of any size are quite highly prized by mineral collectors. It has no real practical uses; it's not found in large enough quantity to be called ore, and it's of no use as a gemstone.
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Halite will be easily soluble in water, calcite won't.
Calcite has excellent rhombohedral cleavage, halite has excellent cubic cleavage.
Halite will taste salty, calcite won't.
The Florentine Diamond is a lost Diamond that originally came from India. It was light yellow with a slight green tinge and weighing 137.27 carats. The Diamond was stolen some time after 1918.
Humuhumunukunukuapua`a (Rhinecanthus rectangulus), also called the rectangular trigger fish, or Hawaiian trigger fish
This would be a geologist.
A couple of packets of Ramen noodles. But seriously, it depends on the quality of the stone (e.g. clarity, color, crystal shape if any, etc.)
some of the tools scientists use to study rocks are water,meausuring tape , a note book , a hammer , a pick .
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Probably Lucy, the hominid, or Sue, the T-Rex.
Willemite is usually formed as an alteration of previously existing Sphalerite ore bodies and is often associated with Limestone.
Texas does not have a State Mineral, but the State Rock is petrified palm wood, and the State Gemstone is blue topaz.
The Fischer Gold Bug II has been the best detector under $800 in my honest opinion. For just over $700 you get the same technology and settings as you would on machines that cost twice as much. Easy to use and set up, well worth the money!
375 is a gold hallmark that indicates 37.5 % pure gold, or 9 karat (also spelled carat, but with gold this is a measure of purity, not a weight measure as used with gems.)
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All metals are originally mined, though some can be obtained by post-mining recycling, eg: crushing and treating old electronics to recover gold.
It quite commonly contains nice crystals of garnet, variety almandine. Check out the almandine from Wrangell, Alaska, for one particularly nice example.
The state gemstone of West Virginia is coral, Lithostrotionella, of Mississippian age, which has been replaced by chalcedony.