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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2012 12:43    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

vic rzonca wrote:
My specimen processing area. It's all self collected and though I try to control myself, I always carry out more than should. Most everything you see is from MA., CT., or NH.

He he, your backyard looks pretty similar to ours, rocks, rocks and more rocks; and then I often have to clean those my wife take out too. You must come and visit me so we can go rock hunting. I know many places.

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PostPosted: Jul 21, 2013 14:37    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Several prehnites collected awhile ago at the former O&G quarry in Southbury CT.


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Prehnite
Southbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
20 cm
This 20 cm. vesicle was one of hundreds I walked over, at twilight, in a blast pile. Of course I didn't know what I had until I broke it open. To late, the pile was gone the next day.
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Prehnite
Southbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
20 cm
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Prehnite
Southbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
20 cm
Green, yellow and almost blue.
Poor quality image.
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Prehnite
Southbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
12 x 14 cm. vug.
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PostPosted: Aug 31, 2013 20:39    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

For your perusal. Personally collected.


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O&G Trap Quarry, Southbury, Connecticut, USA
9 cm. tall
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Prehnite
O&G Trap Quarry, Southbury, Connecticut, USA
12 cm. across
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Smokey Quartz
Spruce Hill, Albany Couny, New Hampshire, USA
10 cm. tall
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PostPosted: Sep 01, 2013 10:57    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

FYI, fossil bird feathers (and whole birds) occasionally are found in the Florissant (central Colorado) and the Green River formations, as well. They're Eocene in age.
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PostPosted: May 21, 2015 16:39    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

A light smoky quartz.


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 Mineral: Smoky Quartz
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Raccoon Gulch (Gulch locality), Ossipee, Carroll County, New Hampshire, USA
 Dimensions: 7 cm.
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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Diamond Hill, Ashaway, Hopkinton, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
 Dimensions: 7 cm.
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PostPosted: May 21, 2015 16:51    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Really nice RI piece.
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PostPosted: Jun 16, 2015 06:16    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

From a classic location.


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 Mineral: Almandine
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Russell, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
 Dimensions: 5 cm.
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PostPosted: Jun 16, 2016 09:49    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Found 7/16/16


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 Mineral: Fluorite
 Locality:
William Wise Mine, Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA
 Dimensions: 10 cm., top to bottom.
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Jellybean green crystal section with growth chemistry change apparent.
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PostPosted: Jun 16, 2016 10:15    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

vic rzonca wrote:
Found 7/16/16

Hi Vic!

According to my calendar such date belongs to the near future. Do you mean you plan to collect that specimen a month from now?
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PostPosted: Jun 16, 2016 10:34    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

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vic rzonca wrote:
Found 7/16/16
Hi Vic! According to my calendar such date belongs to the near future. Do you mean you plan to collect that specimen a month from now?

Really interesting ... I'd like to know who wins the European soccer championship, can you tell me, Vic? ;-)
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PostPosted: Jun 16, 2016 12:03    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Tobi wrote:
Carles Millan wrote:
vic rzonca wrote:
Found 7/16/16
Hi Vic! According to my calendar such date belongs to the near future. Do you mean you plan to collect that specimen a month from now?

Really interesting ... I'd like to know who wins the European soccer championship, can you tell me, Vic? ;-)


Got your attention, didn't it? Tobi, let me wrap a newspaper around my head and consult my crystal ball. Hmmm, say's it's to soon to tell.
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PostPosted: Jun 17, 2016 15:26    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

vic rzonca wrote:
Tobi wrote:
Carles Millan wrote:
vic rzonca wrote:
Found 7/16/16
Hi Vic! According to my calendar such date belongs to the near future. Do you mean you plan to collect that specimen a month from now?

Really interesting ... I'd like to know who wins the European soccer championship, can you tell me, Vic? ;-)


Got your attention, didn't it? Tobi, let me wrap a newspaper around my head and consult my crystal ball. Hmmm, say's it's to soon to tell.


'Hey man, who are you jiveing with that Cosmic Debris?'.. as Frank Zappa once said..

By the way, you have some impressive size crystals Vic :-)

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PostPosted: Jan 14, 2017 11:58    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Quartz collected this season at Turtle Clan Ridge.


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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Fonda, Mohawk, Montgomery County, New York, USA
 Dimensions: 6 cm.
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A ring of crystals found laying on a pad of anthraxolite.
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PostPosted: Mar 30, 2018 20:32    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Field collected at Moosup, CT. and Folsom Brook Gulch, Ossipee, NH.


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 Mineral: Quartz
 Locality:
Quartz locality, Moosup, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
 Dimensions: 10 cm., scepters to 2 cm.
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 Mineral: Quartz, Feldspar and Muscovite.
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Raccoon Gulch (Gulch locality), Ossipee, Carroll County, New Hampshire, USA
 Dimensions: FOV 10 cm.
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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2019 12:14    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

One for all you slag lovers out there. This sample of lechatelierite, was collected at the site of a power line fall, on Quaddick Town Farm Road, Thompson, CT.. Fingers for scale. The outer shell is composed of asphalt grading towards the center of fused sand and pebbles to form this rather large fulgurite.


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 Mineral: fulgurite
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Quaddick Town Farm Road, Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
 Dimensions: 'fingers scale'
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 Mineral: fulgurite
 Locality:
Quaddick Town Farm Road, Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
 Dimensions: 'fingers scale'
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PostPosted: Jun 16, 2019 19:49    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Much of my collection images are focused on my field collecting and much of my field collecting was and is centered in the Northeast, USA. My first collecting epiphany involved the traprock found in Western Massachusetts. I've spent many hours in quiet contemplation looking across the trap exposures and quarries of the great basalt flows of the East Coast. In quiet contemplation because of the scarcity of material to actually collect. The mineralization at the East Mountain Lane location is pretty much centered along a major fault and associated brecciations, that run North-South. Almost no gas pockets, like the ones common in the Southbury, CT basalt, are to be found. With fine collecting opportunities few, I reflect on the other obstacles that present them selves to the field collector of the Holyoke Traps, one of which I present here for your edification. Thank you for your time.


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PostPosted: Jun 16, 2019 20:12    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

vic rzonca wrote:
Much of my collection images are focused on my field collecting and much of my field collecting was and is centered in the Northeast, USA. My first collecting epiphany involved the traprock found in Western Massachusetts. I've spent many hours in quiet contemplation looking across the trap exposures and quarries of the great basalt flows of the East Coast. In quiet contemplation because of the scarcity of material to actually collect. The mineralization at the East Mountain Lane location is pretty much centered along a major fault and associated brecciations, that run North-South. Almost no gas pockets, like the ones common in the Southbury, CT basalt, are to be found. With fine collecting opportunities few, I reflect on the other obstacles that present them selves to the field collector of the Holyoke Traps, one of which I present here for your edification. Thank you for your time.



Holy Cow, Vic ! You got a letter from the top dog. 😙😙

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PostPosted: Jun 16, 2019 20:41    Post subject: Re: Vics collection  

Interesting.

As a long time field collector here in Indiana, years ago I had the local sheriff's office call me and firmly ask me not to further trespass onto a residential construction site. Apparently one of the contractor's employees got my auto license number while I was collecting on the private construction property.

I never went back there. Shame, there were some great Indiana barytes at that location; now just houses! Bob
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