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.
stonesthrow: I have a couple slabs of the jessite and kaily agate
Jan 22, 2015 23:30:34 GMT -5
stonesthrow: Hi John we spoke via email some months back
Jan 22, 2015 23:31:29 GMT -5
drocknut: Had a blast at the bbq last night in Quartzsite. Great catching up with friends.
Jan 25, 2015 14:13:58 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Back home after 9 days in Quartzsite, wanted to stay longer! Will be having a contest - guess the mileage - winner gets am MFRB of Brenda Jasper from the field trip. Will get pics and post details tomorrow. Stay tuned!
Jan 26, 2015 0:56:57 GMT -5
roxgrrl: Anyone around from Minnesota/Wisco?
Jan 26, 2015 13:41:41 GMT -5
adam: nope, Kentucky here... some day, though, maybe I'll live out west. location affects everything. sigh.
Jan 26, 2015 15:41:43 GMT -5
Fossilman: We moved from North Dakota to Oregon-I'm in rock heaven here!!!!!!!!! Thumbs up
Jan 27, 2015 12:22:51 GMT -5
europast: Lucky people live in Oregon - the rest of us just wish we did!
Jan 28, 2015 20:45:03 GMT -5
Fossilman: Montana comes so close though....
Jan 28, 2015 22:55:10 GMT -5
wampidy: Wyoming is best of all if you do not mind going back in time 200 efin years.
Jan 29, 2015 7:12:01 GMT -5
nowyo: Hell, Jim, that's the best part.
Jan 29, 2015 14:25:43 GMT -5
Fossilman: LOL,North Dakota was that way too....Some times that is a good thing...
Jan 29, 2015 20:42:56 GMT -5
captbob: Anyone hear from Maryann stonesthatrock ? - I was thinking about her and hope she is doing well.
Jan 30, 2015 7:34:41 GMT -5
drocknut: Captbob, she was at the bbq, I think she is even in one of the pictures posted but was facing away from the camera. She says she is doing well.
Jan 30, 2015 10:12:24 GMT -5
captbob: Thanks Diane. Very glad that she is staying involved with this group of Krazies.
Jan 30, 2015 17:16:50 GMT -5
1dave: Note to all - gemfeller Rick's wife was just operated on because of a brain aneurism.
Jan 30, 2015 18:59:07 GMT -5
1dave: He said she is doing well considering everything.
Jan 30, 2015 19:00:42 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Thoughts and prayers for Rick's wife. I hope she has a full and speedy recovery.
Jan 30, 2015 19:04:03 GMT -5
lynnj44: Can someone tell me how I can post photos?? no luck download small size, url from Flickr no luck either.
Jan 30, 2015 19:32:44 GMT -5