Nevada and the Southern States (see other thread) are the next areas I'll be requesting images for.
`After these three states, I will be moving over into Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Minnesota.
We are now requesting images of material from the great states of Nevada for this thread. The images can be of rough, polished specimens, cabs, or tumbled stones. If you have any that you're willing to share, please post with a brief note on the region and its common name (if it has one.) Credit for the photo will be assigned to your name or online title (or not at all if that's your choice.)
Any material that fits under the heading agate/jasper is welcome to be posted here, even if it is from lesser known locations.
There are many places that would be readily known to people outside the state. We'd love to see samples of these. If in doubt, POST!
Now out (Aug 2013)!!!!! 2012 Agate Index: Vol 4 - Northern States: See thread in cabochon section!!!!!
Purple Agate: Definitely Nevada, probably around Henderson, Nevada. I know the collector so I'll see if I can get better information. Received confirmation from the collector Ron of Ron's Rocks. Location is Henderson, Nevada.
Christmas Agate: Black Rock Desert near Winnemucca, NV
Lowell, Can't see real well in the pic but I seem to see some of those concentric rings which would be Goldfield gem claims bullseye agate which is a highly silicified wonderstone/rhyolite so full of silica in fact so as to be pretty much agate or jasper....Mel
rockpickerforever: I have been on exactly one case in all the times I've been, lasted about a week. A lot of cases are for DUI, and since my sister was killed by a drunk driver a long time ago, the defense attorney will always excuse me, and thank me for my time...
Nov 22, 2013 21:46:31 GMT -5
wampidy: That is sad Jean. Drunk drivers should just be shot.
Nov 23, 2013 12:08:33 GMT -5
1dave: wampidy: That is sad Jean. Drunk drivers should just be shot.[br][br]Read more: http://andy321.proboards.com/conversation/408512?page=1&scrollTo=415692#ixzz2lUWZ4WvF[br]Dittos for them and child molesters!
Nov 23, 2013 12:36:25 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Thanks, Jim and Dave. I agree. It happened almost exactly 35 years ago, just before Thanksgiving. She was only 22 years old. A great loss.
Nov 23, 2013 14:15:29 GMT -5
Shotgunner: It's almost spherical! gimme a G - an A - a B- another B- an R - give me an O - What;s that spell?? Gabbro!!
Nov 24, 2013 21:28:52 GMT -5
Shotgunner: cutting AND spheremaking - life is grand.
Nov 24, 2013 22:16:28 GMT -5
wampidy: Is that a rock or a brother that talks a lot? I prefer good old American names like "wampidy"
Nov 25, 2013 7:18:43 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: I am taking care of business - at Ford dealership, getting oil changed in FX4 before heading out to desert tomorrow. I love wi-fi! Will be going thru RTH forum DTs while away, no wi-fi out there. Maybe McDs in Yuma?
Nov 26, 2013 13:19:36 GMT -5
Fossilman: Good luck Jean.....
Nov 26, 2013 15:19:31 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Thanks, Mike. You can bet I'll have fun, one way or the other!
Nov 26, 2013 15:26:48 GMT -5
herchenx: Has anyone heard from Jo lately? (NatureNut)
Nov 26, 2013 16:54:48 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Jo was last online Nov 22 (four days ago), last post Oct 25.
Nov 26, 2013 17:15:24 GMT -5
drocknut: Have fun in the desert Jean.
Nov 30, 2013 20:49:04 GMT -5
Shotgunner: rock'n the homegrown pizzas tonight! woot!
Dec 1, 2013 19:06:41 GMT -5
Fossilman: Nothing better than making homemade pizza,plus the dough and sauce....
Dec 1, 2013 22:07:06 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Thanks, Diane. Got home last night.Found just a few specks of gold, but had a great time. The weather was fantastic, enjoyed company of great friends, and way too much food! Typical TG, lol.
Dec 2, 2013 8:18:53 GMT -5
iamnoone: Just started my first tumble, my rocks are not going in circles like the thumler uv 18 videos I've seen online. They are just vibrating next to each other quickly. I followed instructions to the letter. Enough grit, water and rock. Am I just worrying?
Dec 2, 2013 18:55:28 GMT -5
herchenx: iamnoone - are the rocks already rounded or are they all jagged? is the barrel full up to within 3/4" of the top of the cone? Are you running a UV10 or a UV18 or something else?
Dec 3, 2013 15:31:58 GMT -5
catmandewe: Usually if they are just sitting there you have too much water. I usually add one drop of liquid hand soap also to make the grit stick to the rocks, but be careful not to add too much soap or water.
Dec 3, 2013 22:28:54 GMT -5