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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2016 09:27    Post subject: Quartz druze  

Quartz druze and mud.


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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2016 14:52    Post subject: Re: Quartz druze.  

WOW Amazing!!!!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2016 15:19    Post subject: Re: Quartz druze.  

Great to see the size.
It would be interesting to see this extracted and cleaned up!
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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2016 18:01    Post subject: Re: Quartz druze.  

WOW! I think I need a tissue. I'd love to be there and watch & learn.
Thanks for sharing :)
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2016 03:48    Post subject: Re: Quartz druze.  

vic: You appear to be attacking it with a steel bar. Why not leave it for others to appreciate?
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2016 04:45    Post subject: Re: Quartz druze.  

Peter, this is not Victor.
It is a photo from Ron Coleman who is mining quartz in Arkansas. Hopefully they are not using a metal crowbar to extract the crystals as it would create plenty of small damage.
It is a professional mining operation where they recover large amounts of quartz crystals.
It is not likely theuy would leav this in place unless in one spot to show visitors.

Of course if this was on an open cliff in nature the best would be to leave it there for humanity, and not least kids to adore for generations to come until the next ice age or greedy newbie mineral collector.
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2016 06:27    Post subject: Re: Quartz druze.  

Right Peter, Colemans is a commercial quartz mining operation, a big hole and heavy equipment. In terms of leaving the crystals in situ, I think the extraction and distribution makes for a larger audience and greater appreciation. They also allow sport collecting for a fee. And Peter is right, that's not me. This time.
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2016 07:29    Post subject: Re: Quartz druze.  

If that were Vic the whole thing would be reduced to rubble.
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2016 08:53    Post subject: Re: Quartz druze.  

I stand on the shoulders of giants, Master.
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2016 10:00    Post subject: Re: Quartz druze.  

I see that the man with the crowbar has already filled two bags at his feet:-)
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2016 10:52    Post subject: Re: Quartz druze  

Bags of saw dust or sand, Pierre, to catch the loosened plates.
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2016 11:01    Post subject: Re: Quartz druze  

vic rzonca wrote:
Bags of saw dust or sand, Pierre, to catch the loosened plates.


Sorry Vic, that was a joke. I know what the bags are for.

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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2016 11:09    Post subject: Re: Quartz druze  

The pry bar exploits existing cracks and the sand bags catch the fragments gently. Again, Ron Colemans image.


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