Two slabs and encut of a three pounder , i will make a polished standup display piece out of the the chunk that is left. sill have to cut the base and will get more slabs from that . This was found in the overburden of the local limestone quarry . the limestone is 60 feet below the surface, so they pile the soil and rock to the side-strip mine . there is glacial till in them piles. this is a oldie around 600 MYO.
Thanks for the comments , Gary , it comes from experience, having found these in pretty much every state of preservation , from weathered to quartz to geodized , i have a eye ,so to speak ,for them. There is still a remant pattern in this one, the layering is still recognizable . When i get around to it, im gonna to post a line of preservation, of these and some different types of corals . also these pics were taken under incandesent light, this has better blue and white color.
God of Multiple Parallel Universes Full of Rocks and Apprentice to THE ONE.
I think that is a match to some rocks I found and thought they looked to be a fossil coral or sponge. I have some in polish right now and should be done in 3 days. Some has a pink tint, some a lavender tint and other is gray tinted mixed with white. I`ll post pics when done and maybe you can tell me if they are sponges or not.
mr.mohs: an empty box is terrible thing to waste...bring rocks
Sept 19, 2014 21:43:21 GMT -5
nowyo: People always said I was dumber than a box of rocks.
Sept 19, 2014 23:07:57 GMT -5
mr.mohs: a box of rocks is a beautiful thing ! an empty box is dumb...mostly
Sept 20, 2014 6:08:39 GMT -5
Fossilman: Some of my boxes might have just one rock in them,but they are never empty..LOL Thumbs up
Sept 20, 2014 8:52:57 GMT -5
mr.mohs: a box of hammers is dumb...unless its a box of rock hammers...then its a beautiful thing...mohs
Sept 20, 2014 9:19:04 GMT -5
mr.mohs: damn humidity its hampering my rock grinding
Sept 20, 2014 12:02:56 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Sorry about the high humidity, Ed. I had to suffer through it last week. You're one tough hombre. You'll survive it, and live to grind another day! I've heard of people dumber than a bag of hair... Know anybody like that? (No blonde jokes, please.)
Sept 20, 2014 23:02:20 GMT -5
wampidy: My hair was pretty smart. It ran away.
Sept 21, 2014 0:50:49 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Ha ha, Jim, you funny! Did it run away, or just leisurely stroll away?
Sept 21, 2014 4:18:31 GMT -5
Fossilman: LMAO,mine ran away when I was around 26 years old,haven't missed it one bit...saves on soap..
Sept 21, 2014 8:44:21 GMT -5
mr.mohs: u r right Jean! what a different a day makes! Dew point down, humid 1/2, I'm still an ornery hombre and the rock'n fine! Miraculous!
Sept 21, 2014 14:17:07 GMT -5
Shotgunner: just put both a pastrami and a porkstrami (Hey!! why not??) in brine - pictures in two weeks. Stay tuned.
Sept 21, 2014 18:55:26 GMT -5
stephent: Porkstrami?? ain't skeered of it getting "slick" in that brine in a few days then?
Sept 21, 2014 19:28:29 GMT -5
wampidy: It ran about the same age as flossiman. My kids taught me every bald joke that was ever written. I can sure grow a full head of hair on my ears though. Tried combing it over but the wind raised hell with that.
Sept 21, 2014 19:55:28 GMT -5
Shotgunner: stephent - slick?? naw. Pork meat cures with the same salts when making sausage. We'll see. I could be a fool...
Sept 21, 2014 20:16:48 GMT -5
Fossilman: Ear hair,back hair,knuckle hair,etc,etc.......LMAO It all went south...
Sept 21, 2014 22:54:46 GMT -5
nowyo: My father always said the only thing I was good for was growing hair. Still can, dam the costs for haircuts and such.
Sept 22, 2014 0:12:51 GMT -5
mr.mohs: grooming was never my strong suit! I saved lot money! money for rocks
Sept 22, 2014 0:14:14 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Very nice day today. It was a Goldilocks day, not too hot, not too cold, but just right! My Chargers won, my Padres won, and everything is right with the world.
Sept 22, 2014 0:35:39 GMT -5