Showing posts with the label Specimens

My Rocks: Large Red Garnet

Large Red Garnet -- photo #1 ________________________ Large Red Garnet -- photo #2 ________________________ Large Red Garnet -- photo #3 ________________________ Large Red Garnet -- photo #4 ________________________ Large Red Garnet (From Kenya) 1,318 grams (2 pounds, 14.5 ounces) Looks much lovelier in real life, encrusted with glittery mica. Lebanon Gem Show November 18, 2017

My Rocks: Large Prehnite Specimen

Large Green Prehnite Specimen -- Top _____________________ Large Green Prehnite Specimen -- Bottom _____________________ Large Prehnite Specimen 4,131 grams (9 pounds) This rock stinks as if it were stored in a basement for years. How to get rid of the stink in a stinky rock? Lebanon Gem Show November 18, 2017

My Rocks: Serpentine (Obelisk)

Serpentine (Obelisk) 572 grams (1 pound, 4.2 ounces). Lebanon Gem Show November 18, 2017

970-Carat White Diamond Rough Specimen Discovered in North America!

970 Carats -- Same specimen from three different angles ______________ There are many sham diamonds in this life which pass for real, and vice versa. – William Makepeace Thackeray __________________________________________ This rough gem sits on my bed stand, next to my Kindle, along with other rock and specimens I have picked up over the years. It was acquired five years ago from a small rock shop in Sedona, Arizona, for $8.00. I don’t remember the name of the shop, and even if I did, I wouldn’t name it anyway. I wouldn’t want the owner to feel lousy for selling such a valuable piece for so little... Relax. This is my fantasy, and I’m pulling your leg; while quite lovely, this 970-carat beaut is just a piece of quartz, so $8.00 was about right, maybe even too much for such a rough piece of this size. I own quite a few quartz specimens, most of them polished points, spheres, generators, and odd shapes. This is the only piece in my possession that looks a

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