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ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Mar 15, 2011 - 07:25pm PT
cool stuff Craig! See ya in a couple weeks, I want to take a peak at some of yer rocks/crystals yer bringing out.
Peace
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Nov 28, 2011 - 06:20pm PT
I love rocks. Climbingthem and collecting them. Would like to find some with some gold in them about right now.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Nov 28, 2011 - 08:26pm PT
I never tire of looking through the photos on here.
Dr. F.

climber
Retired Climber, SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 28, 2011 - 08:30pm PT
I could have taken more photos
But no one seemed interested
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Nov 28, 2011 - 08:34pm PT
I do like to admire my rocks.

This is one of the best!

It followed me home.

Credit: Fritz
nature

climber
back in Tuscon Aridzona....
Nov 28, 2011 - 08:37pm PT
these would all look so much better under LED lights.

just a little little rock.

Credit: nature

guesses on the gem?
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Nov 28, 2011 - 09:03pm PT
Nature: I am not good at cut gems, but I am trying to participate:

greenish???-----maybe aqua???

a little sparkle, but not a bunch.

Aquamarine?
Dr. F.

climber
Retired Climber, SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 28, 2011 - 09:06pm PT
All cut gems look the same as colored glass to me
Dr. F.

climber
Retired Climber, SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 28, 2011 - 09:07pm PT
Credit: Dr. F.
Now that's a GEM
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Nov 28, 2011 - 09:12pm PT
YOWLLLLLL!

THAT

IS

A

GEM!!!!
nature

climber
back in Tuscon Aridzona....
Nov 28, 2011 - 09:20pm PT
yeah, you guys have posted some amazing photos.

Kinda hard to put that last one on a post and wear it ;-)

it's a pretty little stone i have none-the-less. hardness of 9 and actually holds value because it is rare. It doesn't sparkle partly because it's not a clean surface.


The jeweler the King of Mysore also set this little thing...
Credit: nature
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Nov 28, 2011 - 09:32pm PT
Nature: at hardness 9,

I will move my previous guess on the first mounted piece to the Corundum variety known as Emerald.

Nice Opal in the last photo.

Thank you for posting some great stones.


"Everybody must get stoned."


Edit: Thank you Dr. F.

I knew Emerald was a Beryl family gem. Why wouldn't I know that?
Long Day! Drove 200 miles, had 12 staples removed from my recent head wound, I'm old, I'm likely nearly senile--------and I'm going to bed!
nature

climber
back in Tuscon Aridzona....
Nov 28, 2011 - 09:34pm PT
In the right "family"

It's a sapphire tho...

Thanks regarding the opal. It's a pretty little thing. All of it surrounded by 23k

I have a evaporite stone I collected years ago. If you can guess it I'll give you a million bucks ;)
Gonna have to find it and take a pict tho.

Dr. F.

climber
Retired Climber, SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 28, 2011 - 09:38pm PT
Corundum variety known as Emerald.


Emerald is green beryl

Any gem corundum not red is called sapphire
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Nov 28, 2011 - 09:39pm PT
Nature: Sapphire?

Sorry!

Being an "old-fart", I am forever hung up on the phrase:

"Sapphire-Blue."


Edit: See my above post for apologies!
Dr. F.

climber
Retired Climber, SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 28, 2011 - 09:40pm PT
Credit: Dr. F.
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Nov 28, 2011 - 09:43pm PT
High grade, garnet-bearing blue schist. The mineral assemblage (glaucophane,almandine garnet, quartz) is indicative of high pressure (15 to 18 km burial depth) / low temperature (200 - 500 C) conditions found in convergent tectonic margins (i.e., subduction zones).

nature

climber
back in Tuscon Aridzona....
Nov 28, 2011 - 09:45pm PT
Yeah.... I always think of sapphire as blue.

Ex gf gave it to me.
She worked at Tiffany's grading corundum. She's a badass when it come to cut stones.

Me being a geologist I tend towards the uncut stuff. Though my emphasis was in soils so...

No apology needed. I had a jeweler guess peridote. Lol!
nature

climber
back in Tuscon Aridzona....
Nov 28, 2011 - 09:48pm PT
TT - I've got a blue schist around somewhere with a band of garnet running through it that is isoclinally folded.

That's a neat shot!

Nothing like exotic blue schist knockers!!
gonzo chemist

climber
Fort Collins, CO
Nov 28, 2011 - 09:49pm PT
I collected rocks and gems as a kid. At some point it fell by the wayside. Not really sure why. My family was sure I was going to be a geologist. I ended up studying chemistry, instead. When I started climbing, my family had a good laugh, and figured it was fated to be!

Great collection Dr. F.!
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