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    John Boyles

    Speedy recovery, otherwise doesn't sound good.
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    Strange stone What is it?

    Of course, archaeologists fairly recently have also discovered in south Israel, a very old perhaps even ancient glass making site. They said it would have supplied enough glass to trade with all surrounding countries.
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    Strange stone What is it?

    Sapphire would be harder than anything else you could find, except other similar minerals (such as ruby) and diamonds.
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    Strange stone What is it?

    I heard a tour guide for the Middle East commenting on a TV special, speculation about a Jewish myth or story belief, which says the stone Moses got the 10 commandments on was blue sapphire. The tour guide consulted geologists in the region and apparently if exposed to enough heat, sapphire producing minerals are in rocks, common in this area. So much Jewish tradition but the geology for producing huge sapphire stones is probably there.
  5. This page lists rock clubs, mineral societies in the state, I think one had FB page also. Seems like somebody could know what it is. https://showmerockhounds.com/kansas-city-rock-clubs/
  6. Here is a link, supposed to be a mineral show... I think this is your area. https://showmerockhounds.com/kc-show/
  7. Maybe a local jeweler with geology education could help you out?
  8. Your thread title said "clear" so the agate like jaspers with the purple centers were more translucent than normal jasper, but I don't think clear applies here. However, I found all of them along shallow diamond pipe which enters the mine field only one spot (according to park geologist). The diamond ore there is lamproite and about 3-4 feet down runs over to Canary hill. They hit it sometimes when doing the furrows breaking off little chunks.
  9. This is a long shot, you're probably way too far from there. I found stones at the Crater of Diamonds park in Arkansas, amethyst colored and had them checked by the park geologist. Found near the amethyst bed also, which is now mostly hunted out. These turned out to be a type of jasper with a purple tinted inside, A whitish coating on the outside and stones were not pitted like some jasper. They seemed more like agate but geologist thought jasper was right.
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    posting pictures

    Try keeping a 100 GB+ flash drive in one of the USB ports. I'm using that now for important images, tired of old computers stealing my photos when they bite the dust. Access will be found on the quick access folder menu down near the bottom, it will say USB drive.
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    Happy Birthday Mike Furness

    Happy Birthday Mike!
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    I'm Bad...

    I got Pinterest now, doesn't seem to be any place on the site for discussion (that I can find), but seems to be good for browsing all different types of photos. As for Twitter, went back today after being absent there several days. I think in about 2 minutes of scrolling down the feed, spotted more than a dozen videos posted which were in nothing but Arabic. Last 3-4 weeks it seems to be increasing. Two were probably posted by terrorists covering the protesters in West Bank or Gaza. Shame on our social media!
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    Travel Channel Producer

    I think this might be the one Ryan needed 2 people to be portraying 2 brothers who hunted for the treasure... probably includes hunting for treasure as well.
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    Type of rock?

    Looks to me like the type of jaspers you can find at the Crater of Diamonds park in Arkansas.
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    Travel Channel Producer

    Welcome Ryan, Bill is the best friend you can have here in the southwest!
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    Clanton Gang Loot/Hideouts/Skeleton Canyon Treasure

    Glad to see you made it Ryan, I'm sure you'll find what you're looking for here.
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    I'm Bad...

    I used my social media for artwork, but hardly on it any now. I've been trying to figure out what social media site would be good. Recently was reading a post on DeviantArt website. The guy was complaining he got banned from Reddit because the mod thought he was an under age kid.
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    I'm Bad...

    Don't feel bad. I have Twitter but not on FaceBook yet. I had a Fox News polital commentator follow me once for nearly 2 weeks. No political discussions, so ending it right here.
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    What rock is this?

    That's what I thought. Found a nice specimen right here in N Indiana. An archaeologist found coral fossils in Ohio, during a survey. Whether they occur naturally in the Midwest or if Native Americans traded them from Florida, don't know but you can find a few.
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    Sharing Finds

    Ok, I get you, no special online site to handle things for you. Wanted to know if something like that exists, apparently not.
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    Can someone help with these?

    Did they come out of a river? There was a Cherokee girl once, living in the SE corner of Tennessee, found what she called tumble stones. Were supposed to be a type of quartz crystal rock formed in the river. I don't know, that is the story I got on them. It's been a long time since looking at photos of that stone, again hard to tell just by looking.
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    Need help identifying

    Are you close to Georgia or NC?
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    Sharing Finds

    I'm thinking Don, a while back you said that, the large meteorite find was shipped to a place to sell online. What is the name of the site selling your meteorite and is it an auction or do things need a price?
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    Ignored Users Feature???

    Best thing is tell us, so we can ignore also.
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    Happy Birthday Slim!

    Happy B-Day Slim!