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Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 10, 2012 - 05:16pm PT
Me and my wife, who loves collecting rocks more than anything
went to Holbrook Arizona in Sept. and found `400 lbs of awesome agatized wood, just outside the Petrified Forest National Park, which we sell along with our cactus at cactus shows.

And what was really cool, is that we found this Petrified Wood Ant Fines Sand, I scooped up some to use on our plants as a top dressing.
Credit: Dr. F.
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The Blue apatite is from Madagascar
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Dec 16, 2012 - 06:41pm PT
Our newest batch of polished rocks. I sure love these things. The reds are my
favorites. The jasper has so much color. We got some good agates too.
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Here are three shots of the same red jasper mix.
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This is one of my favorite agates
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And we are throwing in another load. This process will take 2 months of grinding and tumbling.
Why is patience a virtue?
Because not many people have it.
Tumbling rocks is an exercise of patience in the extreme.
Another would be watching me climb.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Dec 16, 2012 - 10:22pm PT
A couple more pics.
This first one is a banded agate.
Sure isn't easy getting photos of these gems with the camera that I have.
Also I aint much of a photographer.
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toadgas

Trad climber
los angeles
Dec 16, 2012 - 10:44pm PT
im fascinated by what cmac calls the "aplite" dike on Eichorn Pinnacle
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Dec 16, 2012 - 10:46pm PT
im fascinated by what cmac calls the "aplite" dike on Eichorn Pinnacle

Please elaborate. Chris Mac? and what is he talking about?
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Dec 16, 2012 - 10:54pm PT
Answered my own question:
Aplite dikes are fine grained or sugary textured intrusives of granitic composition.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dike_(geology)
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 20, 2013 - 08:19am PT
"aplite" dikes, such as found on Eichorn Pinnacle often have smokey quartz and feldspar crystals, along with muscovite.
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 20, 2013 - 08:22am PT
Re did some of the Apatite photos

Blue from Madagascar
Credit: Dr. F.

Purple from Pakistan
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Yellow, various location
Credit: Dr. F.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Jan 20, 2013 - 09:44am PT
I was going to say... I'm a climber and a Geologist, and I don't have a rock collection...

Then I realized... I have rocks from Fontainebleau, Monsant, Stanage, Hueco, and other areas that I have been lugging around for 15 years.
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 20, 2013 - 09:46am PT


What a MEAN thing to write...


"Plaidman, What you have is a nice piece of schist"...



;-)

Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Jan 20, 2013 - 11:44am PT
But Locker it is good schist!

Seriously our last few outings have been really good. We have to get-em polished up. When we do there should be some real gems in there.

We are on track to find some green agates in a new area we are going to get to as soon as there is a low enough low tide.
cliffhanger

Trad climber
California
Jan 20, 2013 - 04:22pm PT
Oldest Rock on Earth



"It's a zircon, from the Persian word "zargun" meaning "golden colored," an extremely durable mineral found all over the world. This one turned up in a dry, hilly region of Western Australia. It was sitting inside a larger rock, and when scientists checked, it turns out this little grain formed around 4.4 billion years ago. That would make it the oldest rock we've ever seen on this planet, old enough to know secrets about early Earth, old enough to tell us a little something about how life started here."

http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2013/01/10/169047159/the-oldest-rock-in-the-world-tells-us-a-story

Here's a cool banded iron formation:



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banded_iron_formation
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 20, 2013 - 05:43pm PT
Oh, I love a good schist!!
Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 20, 2013 - 05:46pm PT
Scapolite collection
Purple is from Pakistan
Credit: Dr. F.

Some Aquamarine, also from Pakistan
Credit: Dr. F.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Mar 8, 2013 - 09:34am PT
Here is my new passion. Take the rocks I have polished and do something with em. I am really liking doing the wire wrap on the rocks. It is meditative and I seem to have the knack for it.
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Plaid
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Mar 8, 2013 - 07:36pm PT
Here's my little collection. Mostly samples of Sierra granite and volcanic rock (obsidian) collected from road cuts and stream beds. One hunk of West Virginia coal. And the shale samples are from the Wadi Rum in Jordan.

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
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Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2013 - 07:47pm PT
Prehnite balls, a zeolite
Credit: Dr. F.

Close up, with Epidote inclusions
Credit: Dr. F.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 8, 2013 - 07:54pm PT
Sure has collected a big pile of Leaverite.
Klimmer

Mountain climber
San Diego
Mar 8, 2013 - 10:23pm PT
I have always had a love for the Earth Sciences and elements, minerals, rocks, and now even meteorites.


G-d as described in his Good Book, well he's way into them also ...


Makes sense I would like them too.




Twelve Sons, Twelve Stones
by John P. Pratt
http://www.johnpratt.com/items/docs/lds/meridian/2005/12stones.html

THE STONES OF THE TWELVE TRIBES OF ISRAEL
March 11, 2009
http://oneyahweh.com/w/archives/306

The Tribal Stones For the 12 Tribes of Israel, not just the Jews.
http://www.godsstones.com/TribalStones.html

Godís Chemistry Set:
http://godschemistryset.blogspot.com/2012/06/the-minerals-of-revelation.html

Minerals of the Bible
http://www.rocksandminerals.com/bible/bible.htm

THE JEWEL STONES OF ISRAEL'S TWELVE TRIBES
http://www.eifiles.cn/js-en.htm

Gemstones of the Bible
The stones of the Foundation of the New Temple of Jerusalem, as mentioned in Revelations A summary by J. Michael Howard
http://www.jsbeads.com/Birthstones/GemstonesoftheBible.asp

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 8, 2013 - 10:26pm PT
theres a chunk of metiorite in there can ya spot it!?
theres a chunk of metiorite in there can ya spot it!?
Credit: Ron Anderson
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