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PostPosted: Apr 15, 2020 14:41    Post subject: Dreaming of minerals  

It happens quite often in my case to literally dream of minerals, minerals that I’ve seen, minerals that I’ve never seen. A lot of the times I find myself digging and finding ridiculously amazing minerals. Usually I don’t have the tools to dig those in one piece. Or I find some rocks that I wanted in some flea market and as I look around for others they simply disappear in thin air. It is so frustrating when I wake up. Isn’t that crazy?

Does it happen to you too or is it just me?
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PostPosted: Apr 15, 2020 16:27    Post subject: Re: Dreaming of minerals  

Oh, yes! For sure! I always pull them out of the soil with just my hands, and they are already clean and ready to display (no stands, though). The collection I self-collect in my dreams far exceeds the collection I "dream" of actually owning, not to mention what I actually have. But I love what I have, too!
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PostPosted: Apr 15, 2020 23:03    Post subject: Re: Dreaming of minerals  

All of what you say, Pete, - mine are similar. Several dreams have come across clear, equant garnets or calcites in a clay bank, practically falling out in my hand. On the dark side, they are usually not where I have permission to collect. I know I haven't gotten them legitimately, and am relieved when I awake not to be in the bind.
Nice dreams, but more satisfying finding obtainable, less perfect crystals in dealers' rooms.
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PostPosted: Apr 16, 2020 02:17    Post subject: Re: Dreaming of minerals  

Guys, I really envy you. I'm mineral addicted for 30 years now, and I also dream a lot of weird stuff ... but I can't remember that I ever had a dream related to minerals :-(
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PostPosted: Apr 16, 2020 06:28    Post subject: Re: Dreaming of minerals  

Oh indeed. I've had more mineral collecting dreams than I can remember. There must be something to this pattern of pulling museum quality, ready-to-display specimens from the ground, because that's the essence of my mineral dreams too. No dreams of haggling over price or counting down the final minute of the Ebay auction...
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PostPosted: Apr 16, 2020 19:56    Post subject: Re: Dreaming of minerals  

Often I run across a specimen that leaves me befuddled. Should I get it or not? Usually I'll tell the dealer "Let me think about it." And I do. However, the ultimate test is whether or not I dream about the piece. If I do, back to the dealer I go to buy the specimen if it is still in his room. Never have I had a moment's regret for buying one of these "dreamers", regardless of price. Not a whit of "Buyer's Remorse".
So that's it. Kind of a weird yardstick to use in justification for buying minerals, but one that has served me for forty years or more.
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