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Haderly last won the day on January 13 2020

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  1. Definitely not found in the correct environment for desert varnish and being found in an active river would obliterate desert varnish. Could have an oxidation rind but I would not wager on it. Based on the geology of the area it is likely an odd ball metamorphic/igneous rock.
  2. could be a serpentine if you can scratch it with a knife. It does not look like any stromatolite that I am familiar with and certainly not like the kambaba that I have.
  3. I would not wager a guess on the first one without a close up picture in nature light. The second one is a quartz crystal.
  4. Picture is really small but it look like it could be one of the Brecciated Jaspers from California (Stone Canyon or Stoney Creek). Color is right but it appears to have a lot more chalcedony than normal…which is a good thing.
  5. Hydrostatic pressure of the water is going to push through any gaps in the plastic into the interior void. You would need some kind of seal and not just overlapping layers to prevent this from happening. You may be fine in low moisture environments or for a short duration but as you found out it will not work long term.
  6. I was able to go to both camps also. Great area and lots of fun. Too bad that Emly Camp is now gone.
  7. It could be but It also looks a lot like the mushroom rhyolite that I have dug. I searched online but could not find a good picture of the unbroken outside. If you can cut it open you will be better able to identify it.
  8. I agree with you. I would place a significant wager that it is an agate.
  9. Smelter glass. I have some from a few different iron smelters. One common one in the US is "Leland Blue" from Leland, Michigan. If you google Leland Blue you will see a lot of similar examples. I have some that supposedly came from a Viking smelter but that could just be a good story.
  10. I would get it in front of someone that knows fire agates. You can waste a lot of time for no reason or destroy a great stone. Anyone that has carved fire agate will be able to let you know if it has potential. It is very uncommon to know how much potential without starting to grind it with diamond bits. Without being specific can you let us know the general region you found the stones. True fire agate is not very common and I don't know of any of the areas that are associated with gold however there are lots of areas with brown chalcedony.
  11. The one at 10'oclock has some good bands. It has potential to be a fire agate.
  12. David – you need to make your own. You don’t need the fancy equipment. I made one for myself using diamond core bits, files, sandpaper and diamond polishing compound. Just go slow and take your time. Mine turned out great but should have made a wide band like the one in the video.
  13. The last one looks like flint. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Striped_flint
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