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
mr.mohs: grinding green stones...mostly
Mar 15, 2014 11:59:58 GMT -5
drocknut: Good thing I don't know that one Jean, guess it was before my time How about "Don't Rock the Jukebox?" oh crap now I can't remember who sang that one. Must be getting old but still not as old as some people...lol
Mar 15, 2014 13:39:12 GMT -5
mr.mohs: 'Don't Rock the Jukebox' was sung by the Slanted Girdles
Mar 15, 2014 13:49:49 GMT -5
mr.mohs: whoa is the mohs I just spent a good hour trying to grind a flat on a green rock half for rock'n heart...still don't have it flat, straight & parallel-- more beer might help maybe
Mar 15, 2014 15:28:36 GMT -5
drocknut: Sounds like you might have had enough beer Ed Are the Slanted Girdles the same ones who work at the Tilted Kilt?
Mar 15, 2014 18:53:55 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Diane, you're kidding me... You don't know Start Me Up by the Rolling Stones? "If you start me up If you start me up I'll never stop. If you start me up If you start me up I'll never stop. I've been running hot" etc, etc. 1976! mr.mohs gots it!!
Mar 15, 2014 19:00:29 GMT -5
mr.mohs: Diane comes back strong!
Mar 15, 2014 19:17:13 GMT -5
drocknut: Nope Jean, don't know it at all and I would never kid you . I never listened to the Rolling Stones.
Mar 15, 2014 19:31:04 GMT -5
drocknut: Thanks Ed, I try.
Mar 15, 2014 19:32:01 GMT -5
mr.mohs: Diane dear You got rock tumbling around in your head-- but you never heard the Stones ? Tumbling Dice.. maybe ? just jesting
Mar 15, 2014 19:50:12 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: mr.mohs, maybe she is just a baby? I didn't realize. She was insinuating that we are OLD! I was a year out of high school when that song came out. Wonder if she knows Sympathy for the Devil? Even earlier, circa 1968. Stones are timeless!
Mar 15, 2014 21:52:50 GMT -5
mr.mohs: rock me baby, rock me baby, all nite long -well the Stones didn't do that one... but I think they know something about it
Mar 15, 2014 23:53:32 GMT -5
drocknut: I am definitely younger than you Jean I've heard of them just never got into listening to them. I was more into country and then 80's rock. Not insinuating anything but heck if the shoe fits ya know
Mar 16, 2014 10:58:03 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Well, I figured that, just didn't know by how much, lol. Youth is not the only reason you might not be aware of the Stones. Living in a cave AZ, listening to "both kinds of music, Country and Western!" might be one. (from Blues Brothers)
Mar 16, 2014 13:20:27 GMT -5
mr.mohs: oftentimes I listen to C&W when grinding. Like the hokey heartfelt lyrics & twang of the steel. lately tho,,,its been old time r&r! my baby does the hanky panky & stuff like that...mostly
Mar 16, 2014 15:48:06 GMT -5
Fossilman: Seen the "Stones" in concert in Germany about 40 years ago-they rocked the house!!!!
Mar 17, 2014 9:14:32 GMT -5