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
snowmom: Broseph I am going to buy balloons today. It is 25 below here right now, watch for photos!
Feb 20, 2015 5:49:52 GMT -5
drocknut: yep Scott, running low on undies....lol
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captbob: Can we vote against Don's jakesrocks avatar change? Thumbs down
Feb 20, 2015 12:31:58 GMT -5
drocknut: LOL captbob
Feb 21, 2015 13:53:06 GMT -5
drocknut: hey, where is everybody?
Feb 22, 2015 17:41:29 GMT -5
Fossilman: Well on the west coast,it's to nice to be indoors....LOL Headed out hounding tomorrow myself...
Feb 22, 2015 20:07:22 GMT -5
drocknut: Happy hounding fossilman
Feb 23, 2015 14:51:45 GMT -5
darkhorseleather: I'm looking to see if the person that created the Mozarkite Missouri shaped stones, still has some?
Feb 23, 2015 16:06:35 GMT -5
edmohs: Is Everybody In!? The Rock'n About to Begin....mostly
Feb 23, 2015 19:00:23 GMT -5
Shotgunner: OMG - extreme weather warning in LA County tonight. Windchill MAY get below 32oF lol dang I might have to put pants on... and a hoodie!
Feb 23, 2015 22:07:00 GMT -5
jakesrocks: captbob, it wouldn't allow me to add long hair on a guy avatar.
Feb 23, 2015 23:40:24 GMT -5
Fossilman: Going to have to customize Don...............Thumbs up
Feb 25, 2015 10:33:24 GMT -5
drocknut: LOL Shotgunner.
Feb 25, 2015 17:21:09 GMT -5
Pat: Shotgunner, get out your long johns! Going to be in the low 40s during the night for the rest of the week here. Ice cream cone day tomorrow. Yippee!
Feb 25, 2015 21:45:42 GMT -5
Fossilman: T Shirt weather.....................
Feb 25, 2015 22:54:03 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Supposed to get cold and windy here, couple inches of rain forecast for the weekend, and then some. Even the desert is supposed to get liquid sunshine. We need it, but why can't it rain during the week? So much the for the rock field trip this weekend.
Feb 26, 2015 11:00:52 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Fossilman, making a nice hot batch of the Jalapeno jelly today, yum!! Can't get enough of that stuff! Might go out and use the stove in the trailer, so I'm not breathing chile pepper fumes all day, lol.
Feb 26, 2015 11:04:07 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Oh, I should mention... Cold here is maybe down into the 40s. Not that below freezing or below 0 type of insanity. Who can live in such a place that has those temps? And all that white stuff, uggghhhh!
Feb 26, 2015 11:11:22 GMT -5
drocknut: Chili pepper fumes, one way to clear out the sinuses..lol. I can handle the cold (btw 40 doesn't count as cold yet) but that hot stuff you call jelly geez how can you eat that...lol.
Feb 26, 2015 12:16:47 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Diane, it's not the sinuses, the fumes make you gag and your throat burn. Trying to be considerate of poor, sick Lucy. Diane, you just don't know what you're missin. And yes, considering what it costs to live here, 40 degrees IS damn cold, lol.
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