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  Topic: What is this mineral?
Catahoula

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PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Jul 31, 2019 17:04   Subject: Re: What is this mineral?
Thank you Bob. Is it common for the chalcedony color to fade? Is there a way to stabilize it? I have been finding a good amount of jasper here, which is in the same family. Is the Chalcedony a mar ...
  Topic: What is this mineral?
Catahoula

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Views: 542

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Jul 31, 2019 14:23   Subject: What is this mineral?
Hello!
Several months ago I posted with what was thought to be common opal. The deeper I dig, the better the colors get. I am excavating a small pit on a lime dike in central California. These imag ...
  Topic: Your very first rock?
Catahoula

Replies: 14
Views: 6538

PostForum: The histories behind mineral specimens   Posted: Apr 25, 2019 11:53   Subject: Re: Your very first rock?
Thank you Peter. this was the content of that first pocket. I have been trying to recreate it ever since!
  Topic: Smoky or Smokey
Catahoula

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PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Apr 25, 2019 10:27   Subject: Re: Smoky or Smokey
Great post Joseph. The minutia of what we do not generally think of in our day to day. While I previously used the term Smokey for my quartz specimens, today I used Smoky twice in posting to FMF. Th ...
  Topic: Your very first rock?
Catahoula

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PostForum: The histories behind mineral specimens   Posted: Apr 25, 2019 10:05   Subject: Re: Your very first rock?
I am fairly new to this group and it is posts like this that inspire me. Thank you all for your stories. When my children were 4-8 we went on "adventures" in the mountains and deserts of Ca ...
  Topic: Stump the experts! What is it.
Catahoula

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PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 21, 2019 21:24   Subject: Re: Stump the experts! What is it.
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  Topic: Stump the experts! What is it.
Catahoula

Replies: 3
Views: 951

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 21, 2019 21:23   Subject: Re: Stump the experts! What is it.
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  Topic: Common opal cluster
Catahoula

Replies: 4
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PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 21, 2019 21:22   Subject: Re: common opal cluster
Thank you. I will let you know how it turns out.
  Topic: Stump the experts! What is it.
Catahoula

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PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 21, 2019 21:19   Subject: Stump the experts! What is it.
Hello All,

I recently posted a common opal cluster. This was found a few inches away in the same cut. Beautiful pale green, double terminated. I am used to seeing crystals with these angles but th ...
  Topic: Common opal cluster
Catahoula

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PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 21, 2019 21:08   Subject: Re: common opal cluster
third image of cluster
  Topic: Common opal cluster
Catahoula

Replies: 4
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PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 21, 2019 21:06   Subject: Re: common opal cluster
second image of cluster
  Topic: Common opal cluster
Catahoula

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PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 21, 2019 20:57   Subject: Common opal cluster
Hello All, A great day today. I pulled three interesting pieces out of the ground and I need a little help.

First is this common opal cluster (Tony Kampf took a stab at identifying from an image no ...
  Topic: Watermelon Tourmaline
Catahoula

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PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 20, 2019 18:32   Subject: Re: Watermelon Tourmaline
Thank you for your comments John and Kevin. John, The "spear" is a unique specimen best described as watermelon by the folks who have viewed it. Watermelon tourmalines generally have a rad ...
  Topic: Watermelon Tourmaline
Catahoula

Replies: 7
Views: 1566

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 19, 2019 21:52   Subject: Re: Watermelon Tourmaline
rubelite (image did not upload)
  Topic: Watermelon Tourmaline
Catahoula

Replies: 7
Views: 1566

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 19, 2019 21:51   Subject: Re: Watermelon Tourmaline
rubelite 80g (image did not upload previously)
  Topic: Watermelon Tourmaline
Catahoula

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PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 19, 2019 21:46   Subject: Re: Watermelon Tourmaline
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80g rubelite. Cabbed by Meg Berry. She estimates a beautiful 20-25ct finished faceted piece.

rubelite 20g. Backlit rough
  Topic: Watermelon Tourmaline
Catahoula

Replies: 7
Views: 1566

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 19, 2019 21:40   Subject: Watermelon Tourmaline
My son and I came into a nice pocket of watermelon tourmaline, rubelite and smokey quartz in Riverside County, California two years ago. This is a 2.2lb "spear" of watermelon. There were 5 ...
  Topic: Slag glass probably?
Catahoula

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PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 16, 2019 18:22   Subject: Re: Slag glass probably?
swiss-cheesium?
  Topic: Slag glass probably?
Catahoula

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PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 16, 2019 17:56   Subject: Re: Slag glass probably?
I vote for the banana pudding....
It looks like much of the "potch" or common opal I am finding. Love the racing stripe.
  Topic: Hello! New to forum. I have an interesting find..
Catahoula

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PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 14, 2019 11:46   Subject: Re: Hello! New to forum. I have an interesting find..
Great advice Laura. Cautiously optimistic. I do not have visions of treasure, just having fun with a new find. I love getting caught up in the moment, dont you? :-) I pity the person who finds beauty ...
 
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