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: its a good day when I make more than one
Apr 18, 2014 19:19:28 GMT -5
drocknut: Guess what?? Naw you'll never guess. I now am the owner of a new travel trailer and I'm off on my journey to maybe being a full-timer living in the trailer. I've never towed a trailer before so please warn all the pedestrians in Montana I'm on the road.
Apr 18, 2014 20:18:42 GMT -5
drocknut: I just happened to have to wait out a big wind at a KOA so got internet at least for tonight. Miss chatting with you all.
Apr 18, 2014 20:19:50 GMT -5
mr.mohs: sounds great Diane!! trailers for sale or rent....
Apr 18, 2014 20:24:54 GMT -5
mr.mohs: o you may not know that -- I just broke into roger miller tune --cause I'm king of the road
Apr 18, 2014 20:27:57 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: WTG, mr.mohs! Jim, I thought you were fearless. But staying away is probably a good idea. Woman driver, and new to towing a trailer. Look out, Montana! Moving forward, no problem. Just don't back up!
Apr 20, 2014 12:40:38 GMT -5
mr.mohs: Yep Jean! I'm in such good heart shape-- I'm crafting 2 more big red hearts this Easter Morn. Kind of heart hunt!! Thanks for the chewie's ! -ya got me cover'd
Apr 20, 2014 12:52:38 GMT -5
wampidy: I'll have you know that I am fearless as long as I am not in the vicinity of ANYONE MALE OR FEMALE learning to pull a trailer, especially if it is a fifth wheel. How big Diane? Hope you like it.
Apr 20, 2014 13:58:44 GMT -5
drocknut: Thanks Ed, right back at ya. Hope your Heart heart rocks their world.
Apr 20, 2014 14:24:25 GMT -5
drocknut: Lol Jean. I'm going to practice the backing for sure. Jim, I wouldn't hit ya, at least not hard. ?.lol
Apr 20, 2014 14:26:25 GMT -5
drocknut: Jim it is 19 feet inside so about 22feet
Apr 20, 2014 14:27:22 GMT -5