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.
bhiatt: 2200 national guard, 700 police officers. Ew Raw! I shure hope they shut them pant sangers down tonight.
Nov 25, 2014 19:13:49 GMT -5
mr.mohs: pant sangers
Nov 25, 2014 22:44:13 GMT -5
bhiatt: dang looks like New York has bigger protest going on than st Louis.
Nov 25, 2014 23:20:05 GMT -5
Fossilman: A bunch of fools!
Nov 26, 2014 0:02:30 GMT -5
wampidy: All for a silly little thing like shooting an unarmed man with his hands up six times. Police attacking news camera men like they are wild dogs. There is a large group of veterans and active duty military personnel asking the National guard to stand down.
Nov 26, 2014 9:22:50 GMT -5
wampidy: About a hundred constitutional rights have been violated and this could be a huge turning point in becoming a police state or not. We could loose a lot of rights here. I am not agreeing with the looting and fires but the police have been very bad there.
Nov 26, 2014 9:26:35 GMT -5
Fossilman: I'm talking of the looting,fires and etc........Just like the 60's and 70's again....
Nov 26, 2014 10:39:20 GMT -5
bhiatt: Here in St Louis the police or national guard have not got aggressive. That's why the trouble makers had their way. Last night they had the numbers and just swarmed the streets telling people to basically leave. This was at 11 at night not during the day
Nov 26, 2014 14:46:43 GMT -5
bhiatt: when the peaceful protestors come out. I think the police and national guard now have them basically under control. They still might be out for the rest of the week, I wouldn't doubt that. The po po and nat. guard did not want to start a big shoot out,
Nov 26, 2014 14:49:57 GMT -5
bhiatt: I probably wouldn't even be watching the crap if it wasn't so close to me.
Nov 26, 2014 14:50:44 GMT -5
1dave: We know we are in trouble when the president and attorney general are egging the demonstrators on!
Nov 26, 2014 18:07:27 GMT -5
snowmom: Happy Thanksgiving to everybody and safe travels!
Nov 27, 2014 4:49:59 GMT -5
snowmom: SNOW woke up to the gift of a thick blanket of sparklers where there had been none.
Nov 27, 2014 4:50:42 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: The weather is here, wish you were fine, lol. Gobble gobble!
Nov 27, 2014 17:38:49 GMT -5
mr.mohs: margarita's must make you dyslexic ...been miss'nya... Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 27, 2014 20:11:22 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Ed, that ain't the half of it! Have missed you, too. Hope you had a great turkey day.
Nov 28, 2014 0:55:11 GMT -5
snowmom: Record setting 11 inches over thanksgiving here, what will the rest of winter be like?
Nov 28, 2014 6:16:58 GMT -5
wampidy: We got a little snow but most of it melted yesterday so the streets are like oiled glass today. Haven't heard any sirens yet but it is still early. Our Tgiving is tomorrow because some of the people could not make it here for a Thursday Tgiving.
Nov 28, 2014 10:25:41 GMT -5
wampidy: Happy rest of the weekend to all.
Nov 28, 2014 10:26:14 GMT -5