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PostPosted: Aug 14, 2018 09:05    Post subject: Please Help Me Identify My Father’s Rocks :)  

I’m a newbie, so I really don’t understand how to answer the “what is it” questions posted, but I do know that a majority of my fathers rocks came from the Napa valley area.

I have so many, but will focus only on these two right now.



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PostPosted: Aug 14, 2018 09:58    Post subject: Re: Please Help Me Identify My Father’s Rocks :)  

Daughter of a rock hound wrote:
I’m a newbie, so I really don’t understand how to answer the “what is it” questions posted, but I do know that a majority of my fathers rocks came from the Napa valley area.

I have so many, but will focus only on these two right now.


These both appear to be pieces of conglomerate...a sedimentary rock made up of rounded fragments of other rocks that have been eroded, transported by currents (rivers probably) and redeposited. Both appear to be very well lithified, and might even be slightly metamorphosed (baked). Both are clearly heading out for their second (or more) time around as they appear to be clasts from a river bed.

These two are reasonably easy to comment upon, but I would suggest that if you want more information about your fathers rocks you find a local rock-hounding club and contact them...type "California Rockhound Clubs" into Google to find one. It is not that you will find the folks on this site are unwilling to help, but with rocks in particular (as opposed to minerals) they are almost always much easier to identify if you can get them in your hands.

Good luck!

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PostPosted: Aug 14, 2018 10:19    Post subject: Re: Please Help Me Identify My Father’s Rocks :)  

Haha, you are inviting me NOT to post any more of my fathers rocks. Isn’t the world about caring and sharing? If you honestly look back to a time when you hungered for knowledge about rocks and minerals, who shared their knowledge with and inspired you the most? Don’t you want to pay it forward? I will find another site... but you my friend might enjoy helping others learn this fascinating hobby. Knowledge is to be shared. Thank you for your reply.
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PostPosted: Aug 14, 2018 10:55    Post subject: Re: Please Help Me Identify My Father’s Rocks :)  

Please be patient, this is a world wide group. A google search brings this suggestion
CADY Mountains PLUM LUDROW, California. do to the green in it. Bob
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PostPosted: Aug 14, 2018 11:13    Post subject: Re: Please Help Me Identify My Father’s Rocks :)  

Kevin Schofield wrote:
Daughter of a rock hound wrote:
I’m a newbie, so I really don’t understand how to answer the “what is it” questions posted, but I do know that a majority of my fathers rocks came from the Napa valley area.

I have so many, but will focus only on these two right now.

These both appear to be pieces of conglomerate...a sedimentary rock made up of rounded fragments of other rocks that have been eroded, transported by currents (rivers probably) and redeposited. Both appear to be very well lithified, and might even be slightly metamorphosed (baked). Both are clearly heading out for their second (or more) time around as they appear to be clasts from a river bed.

These two are reasonably easy to comment upon, but I would suggest that if you want more information about your fathers rocks you find a local rock-hounding club and contact them...type "California Rockhound Clubs" into Google to find one. It is not that you will find the folks on this site are unwilling to help, but with rocks in particular (as opposed to minerals) they are almost always much easier to identify if you can get them in your hands.

Good luck!

Thanks for your help Kevin. This "Daughter of a rock hound" is a perfect example of what we don't want here: a "funny name" instead her/his real name, not reading (or not following) our welcome message urging her/him to read the Forum guidelines before posting here, and finally when her/him receives a very good and very civil answer, taking it bad and not accepting less than an immediate answer without any effort from her/his side. That's how the world seems to move currently.

A warm thank you to Kevin, to the administrators and to everybody helping seriously here to maintain this oasis of "serious answers" in the middle of the "non-sense quick answers" of most of the net pages (with some fantastic exceptions like Mindat...)

Do not get discouraged Kevin, your help is more than welcome here! ;-)

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