Sigi, It's a round green rock with a nice shine! I'm sorry, I guess there's a smart A in every bunch. I guess it was my turn today. Only a guess, but I would say it is some slight varation of chrysophras. Kinda gemmy lookin! pretty cab though..........gr
Post by FrogAndBearCreations on Apr 19, 2011 12:12:52 GMT -5
sounds like a dubbed name by who ever sales the rough.
I have purchased stone rough that is sold under names that are not its true ID. It takes some digging to find out the true name of the stone
of the stuff I have purchases under other than what it really is:
Piccasso jasper - really a marble Zebra jasper - really a marble Cotton candy serpentine - none/no pictures exists for this stuff purchased from a friend in New Mexico who went out rock hounding and brought it back and sold it as cotton candy serpentine Vista onyx - from Mexico but maybe not really onyx at all but some sort of mix of onyx travertine
there are lots of others too numerous to get started on
Some gemological data's: density: 2,66 g/cm³ RI (Spot): 1,545 Chelsea-filter: reddish dark brown, strong hardness:~6,5-7,0 pleochroism: grayish green/yellowish green, very strong inclusions: little pyrite
Fossilman: LOL,Couldn't tell ya' Jean,I quit the hard stuff a long time ago.....That Tequila can kill ya'...!!!!
Jul 8, 2014 17:00:51 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Mike, I can tell ya I buy my tequila in 1.75 liter bottles, lol. None of those little bottles for me. One cannot live 10 miles from the Mexican border and not drink margaritas!
Jul 8, 2014 17:09:48 GMT -5
phil: metric booze.... smaller bottle, less booze and higher prices.
Jul 9, 2014 9:58:15 GMT -5
Fossilman: Tequila straight up and chase it with a cold beer...LOL
Jul 9, 2014 14:35:56 GMT -5
wampidy: Na, tequila only kills the bugs that kill ya. Margarita or tequila shot (no s) are the only drinks that do not give me a hangover. I do not do it very often so one of either gives me a fuzzy nose and makes me gigglier than normal if that is possible.
Jul 9, 2014 22:32:18 GMT -5
Shotgunner: I think the correct name for tequila is [Tuh - kill - ya]
Jul 10, 2014 12:08:00 GMT -5
Shotgunner: Jean, 10 miles from Mexiko? Really? Ain't it more like 30 miles? lol like that makes a diff?!?!?!?!
Jul 10, 2014 12:19:09 GMT -5
Fossilman: Love tequila..It's the only hard stuff I drink if and when I have any.....
Jul 10, 2014 14:05:36 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Scott, no it ain't more like 30 miles. Okay, I was a little off. I'm 10.9 miles from the border. I checked the distance on ACME Mapper.
Jul 10, 2014 15:05:37 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Jim and Mike, you really don't have to admit anything... really, lol! Tequila did me in years ago once when playing poker. I couldn't drink it, hell, couldn't even stand the smell of it in a marinade, for at least a year. I got over it, happy to say!
Jul 10, 2014 15:10:33 GMT -5
Shotgunner: I stand corrected. 10.9 miles it IS!!
Jul 10, 2014 16:19:42 GMT -5
Shotgunner: Tequila got me 25 years ago and I still can't stand the odor. For me, this is my new fave.
Jul 10, 2014 16:20:51 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Well, that makes sense. Scott, didya wear the LOUD sneakers in Japan in case you got lost, or to visually offend the reserved Japanese people?
Jul 10, 2014 16:47:08 GMT -5
Shotgunner: loud sneakers and shirts, of course!
Jul 10, 2014 17:06:16 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: I'm used to seeing the bright shirts, so that didn't even register, lol. But the neon shoes were new to me! Ha!
Jul 10, 2014 22:52:45 GMT -5
wireholic: Jean - do you live in National City or Chula Juana? I used to live in I.B.
Jul 11, 2014 17:30:16 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Karen, I lived in National City from about 1982 or '83, until we bought our current house out in Spring Valley in 1992. Been here since. If you lived down this way, then I' m sure you know where the Spring Valley Swap Meet is? Couple blocks from here.
Jul 11, 2014 20:12:07 GMT -5
Fossilman: I have a cousin that lives in Palm Springs,works as a caretaker for a rich lady....Been there forever,loves her job...
Jul 12, 2014 8:39:15 GMT -5