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  Topic: looking for minerals
Ricky hartzog

Replies: 13
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PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: May 21, 2020 12:13   Subject: Re: looking for minerals
Yes, mostly you can surface collect as long as your not selling it and no digging. There is some cool stuff on Iron Mountain going to Whitetop.
  Topic: looking for minerals
Ricky hartzog

Replies: 13
Views: 3979

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: May 21, 2020 11:02   Subject: Re: looking for minerals
That's cool. I helped an Ogle woman move a piano it seems her name was Theresa, but as far as mineral collecting goes I don't know of any clubs or anything around here. My wife and I go rockhounding - ...
  Topic: looking for minerals
Ricky hartzog

Replies: 13
Views: 3979

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: May 21, 2020 08:35   Subject: Re: looking for minerals
Hello I live in Saltville Virginia how close are you to me ?
  Topic: Calcite
Ricky hartzog

Replies: 7
Views: 12589

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Apr 05, 2020 10:40   Subject: Re: Calcite
I enjoy morel mushrooms, I collect and eat them every spring. I did some research and according to Rockhounding Washington County Virginia, there are celestine crystals close to where I found the calc ...
  Topic: Calcite
Ricky hartzog

Replies: 7
Views: 12589

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Apr 05, 2020 07:01   Subject: Re: Calcite
Thanks, I was thinking that the stuff on them looks like algae or moss and the gritty grey stuff is limestone. I have walked by the spot my whole life and 4 years ago I was hunting for morel mushroom ...
  Topic: Calcite
Ricky hartzog

Replies: 7
Views: 12589

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Apr 04, 2020 12:16   Subject: Re: Calcite
I found several. Any idea how to clean the grey grit off of them?
  Topic: Calcite
Ricky hartzog

Replies: 7
Views: 12589

PostForum: Conserving, Preparing and Cleaning Minerals   Posted: Apr 04, 2020 10:00   Subject: Calcite
Calcite crystal found near Haytors Gap, Virginia on the north fork of the Holston River.
  Topic: Is this Hematite?
Ricky hartzog

Replies: 4
Views: 7459

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 23, 2020 14:00   Subject: Re: Is this Hematite?
It has a dark red streak
  Topic: Strange hexagon shapes in rocks
Ricky hartzog

Replies: 4
Views: 6907

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 23, 2020 13:01   Subject: Re: Strange hexagon shapes in rocks
Where was it found ?
  Topic: What kind of crystals are these? How could I get them out?
Ricky hartzog

Replies: 4
Views: 7298

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 19, 2020 09:25   Subject: Re: What kind of crystals are these? How could I get them out?
They look like quartz crystals someone has already vandalised and ruined trying to collect. Suggesting this is somewhere permission to collect is denied. Spend your effort taking a better photo while ...
  Topic: What kind of crystals are these? How could I get them out?
Ricky hartzog

Replies: 4
Views: 7298

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 18, 2020 16:05   Subject: Re: What kind of crystals are these? How could I get them out?
I own this rock. It's a giant one ton boulder with several outcrops of crystals of different sizes. I wish I could get this boulder for more to enjoy it but I live in a rural area in the Appalachian m ...
  Topic: What kind of crystals are these? How could I get them out?
Ricky hartzog

Replies: 4
Views: 7298

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 18, 2020 10:55   Subject: What kind of crystals are these? How could I get them out?
This boulder is in my yard. I have walked by it for months before I noticed the crystals on it. I wonder if there are more inside you can't see. The big rock appears to be limestone and sandstone in ...
  Topic: How everyday common items got started
Ricky hartzog

Replies: 12
Views: 10238

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Mar 17, 2020 09:57   Subject: Re: How everyday common items got started
I saw a documentary on Discovery Channel or History Channel and there's a desert littered with human remains, and they have the nicest whitest teeth you have ever seen. The ground water had way to muc ...
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Ricky hartzog

Replies: 354
Views: 113862

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Mar 15, 2020 19:20   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Hopefully it will be over soon and we can all get back to our lives without the fear of getting sick. I hope anyone who reads this doesn't get sick, and if you do I pray you get better. Stay healthy a ...
  Topic: What type of quartz is this?
Ricky hartzog

Replies: 11
Views: 8459

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 15, 2020 19:04   Subject: Re: What type of quartz is this?
Thanks, so more or less what I've been told. I'm just trying to learn new things. I got some real nice pieces of flint here where I live and nice quartz crystals as well. Thank you for helping clear s ...
  Topic: What type of quartz is this?
Ricky hartzog

Replies: 11
Views: 8459

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 15, 2020 16:59   Subject: Re: What type of quartz is this?
I know chert, flint, agate, and jasper are all the same but different colors and chert is the white or grey version, flint is the black or grey and agate is all the pretty colors. jasper you can see t ...
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Ricky hartzog

Replies: 354
Views: 113862

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Mar 15, 2020 16:47   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
What I mean by nothing going on is all schools are closed all events canceled
  Topic: What type of quartz is this?
Ricky hartzog

Replies: 11
Views: 8459

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 15, 2020 12:55   Subject: Re: What type of quartz is this?
A corundum Crystal is 9 On the hardness
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Ricky hartzog

Replies: 354
Views: 113862

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: Mar 15, 2020 08:34   Subject: Re: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Every year a new flu virus or bug causes deaths in the old and young it's sad it's life sorry for anyone that is sick hope yall get to feeling better im going morel hunting today so I'll be in the woo ...
  Topic: What type of quartz is this?
Ricky hartzog

Replies: 11
Views: 8459

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 15, 2020 08:21   Subject: Re: What type of quartz is this?
Kindly looks like brown common opal to me
 
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