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Crystal Hunting

This is a discussion on Crystal Hunting within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I have been doing some crystal hunting recently with my spare time. A Crystal binge ...

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    I have been doing some crystal hunting recently with my spare time. A Crystal binge i suppose. Researching sites and history around my local area. Its been a learning experience and a look into the far past. I am intrigued to find more. So i figured i would share, something I found, now rare, in Rhode Island

    Deep Purple Fluorite ...these pieces look black when in the ground, 3 feet of sediment already mined chunks
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    to show you the color..it apparently wanted to show you its "eye" too...silly crystals
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    I believe this to be Prasiolite
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    I got bored recently with people saying there is nothing special about this area. Im in Rhode Island at the moment. Some people are so prideful, that we rejoice in american history as it was built but nothing before then. Our history is face value deep. But if you start to look at the native cultures, and sites you can see that their was an older culture, that the colonialists, american revolution and industrial revolution destroyed. Now we can barely see the ground. There are Old Mining sites and quarrys, even ancient village sites. Where I found these pieces. There is even evidence from another individual that there were once GIANTS who lived in this area long ago, thousands of years before Egyptian and Sumerian times. Bones found in colonial times were documented in old town records......

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    Bluish Green Tourmaline
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    This piece looked like a face/head to me, some interesting angles. little smaller than a foot ball, and very heavy (iron ore like).What do you think?
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    Very nice pictures Andrew, and a great collection!.

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    Great collection. Last piece looks like a pre-historic hunting equipment

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    To all poster's on this page: NOW WE'RE TALKING about something I know a fair amount about: gems, rocks and minerals (yes, I have a large collection of them/3.5 large-bookcase size display cabinets of 'em). AREN'T THEY WONDERFUL, AtlantaR? I just had a feeling you and I had something in common when I saw your picture in the woods! I used to do that when I was a kid - walk around to the alleys and, when I got the chance, in the woods, picking up rocks and even plants, bringing them home to my mother. ALWAYS had a fascination for all things in nature from a young age. LOVE your Praisiolite (green amethyst) and Fluorite - have any Cave-In-Rock, IL specimens? (or Berbers, Spain, Saxony, Germany, or Weardale, UK?). I have some cool China specimens also/smaller but more unique/unusual. Since you posted a few pictures, I guess I'll go O/T for a second and post one myself, a China TN & ONE Cave-In-Rock Fluorite...HOW LARGE A MINERAL COLLECTION DO YOU HAVE any favorites??
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    AtlantaR, I understand there is some recent either tourmaline or garnet coming out of Massachusetts... I thought of it when I saw your tourmaline rough! Know anything about that?
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    This sounds like a very interesting thread. I don't collect crystal rocks but have always admired the collections of some of my friends. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks Andrew and citywildcat for sharing this wonderful gems/ crystals I really like it especially when they reflects the light personally I dont collect it but love to see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    Thanks Andrew and citywildcat for sharing this wonderful gems/ crystals I really like it especially when they reflects the light personally I dont collect it but love to see them.
    Zainal, minerals and gems are a bit like orchids - they come from "mother nature" but they aren't alive and don't require any maintenance. HOWEVER, no two are the same, they're fun to look at and beautiful, and valuable! In fact, sometimes when I'm updating my mineral inventory, I have to stop and think, "Am I working on my orchid sheet OR my minerals sheet?" Especially, if I'm interrupted by a phone call or the mail carrier... THANK YOU FOR LOOKING AT OUR PICTURES!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by citywildcat View Post
    To all poster's on this page: NOW WE'RE TALKING about something I know a fair amount about: gems, rocks and minerals (yes, I have a large collection of them/3.5 large-bookcase size display cabinets of 'em). AREN'T THEY WONDERFUL, AtlantaR? I just had a feeling you and I had something in common when I saw your picture in the woods! I used to do that when I was a kid - walk around to the alleys and, when I got the chance, in the woods, picking up rocks and even plants, bringing them home to my mother. ALWAYS had a fascination for all things in nature from a young age. LOVE your Praisiolite (green amethyst) and Fluorite - have any Cave-In-Rock, IL specimens? (or Berbers, Spain, Saxony, Germany, or Weardale, UK?). I have some cool China specimens also/smaller but more unique/unusual. Since you posted a few pictures, I guess I'll go O/T for a second and post one myself, a China TN & ONE Cave-In-Rock Fluorite...HOW LARGE A MINERAL COLLECTION DO YOU HAVE any favorites??

    AtantaR, I understand there is some recent either tourmaline or garnet coming out of Massachusetts... I thought of it when I saw your tourmaline rough! Know anything about that?
    Thanks, oh wow you have some nice pieces, CityWildCat!!. Unfortunately i have nothing from around the world in my collection. I have always had an interest in minerals but only recently have I started to explore. The pieces I have in my collection are all pieces I have found in the Massachusetts and Rhode Island area. Ive been searching for amethyst and native american artifacts and came across some other minerals. So my collection is nothing a crystal fanatic would drool over..lol...So you say people have been getting garnets and toumaline out a mass? where have you heard that info...i think i know where my next trip will be..hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtantaR View Post
    Thanks, oh wow you have some nice pieces, CityWildCat!!. Unfortunately i have nothing from around the world in my collection. I have always had an interest in minerals but only recently have I started to explore. The pieces I have in my collection are all pieces I have found in the Massachusetts and Rhode Island area. Ive been searching for amethyst and native american artifacts and came across some other minerals. So my collection is nothing a crystal fanatic would drool over..lol...So you say people have been getting garnets and toumaline out a mass? where have you heard that info...i think i know where my next trip will be..hehe
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND WORDS, AtlantaR....... my collection is NOT any better than anyone else's - just different. People collect whatever appeals to them/you collect what appeals to you and I collect what appeals to me (it doesn't make mine better than yours, just different I DID mislead you when I said there were tourmalines in Massachusetts, it's GARNETS that are the recent find in Massachusetts. http://betweenarockandaheartyplace.b...achusetts.html American minerals are VERY much desirable these days because for so many years, they were undiscovered AND underrated, compared to other localities around the world (and almost nonexistent in collections). This is why they've become so popular in recent years (Google TIPTOPITE/tell me how cool you think THAT is!). KEEP GOING IN YOUR DIRECTION

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    AtlantaR, by the way, that Fluorite photo you have (under the light) COULD BE facet rough - it's difficult to tell from the photo. I think most cutters buy their rough once they SEE it (and become familiar with the person/ dealer selling the rough). After they do few transactions with that person that are "good", they become confident with that person's quality and will buy it sight unseen.
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