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  1. I thought it was opal when I picked it up. It is much softer and lighter. Copper will scratch it but aluminum won't. It is not much heavier than bone. Pretty pink stuff. Almost an oily feel to it. You can see the cortex. It almost looks like burned bone on the outside. You can't scratch it with your fingernail but not by much. It won't scratch my fingernail. Super soft stuff. Here is a weathered face... What the heck is it?
  2. Like rats jumping off a sinking ship... https://www.adn.com/politics/2020/09/24/sen-sullivan-says-no-pebble-mine-following-release-of-secretly-recorded-videos-of-company-executives-and-criticism-by-gross/
  3. https://amp-cnn-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/09/25/politics/alaska-pebble-mine-executives-legislators/index.html?amp_js_v=a2&amp_gsa=1#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From %1%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2020%2F09%2F25%2Fpolitics%2Falaska-pebble-mine-executives-legislators%2Findex.html
  4. Heads are rolling.... https://thehill-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/517894-pebble-mine-ceo-resigns-over-secretly-recorded-comments-about?amp_js_v=a2&amp_gsa=1&amp#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From %1%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fthehill.com%2Fpolicy%2Fenergy-environment%2F517894-pebble-mine-ceo-resigns-over-secretly-recorded-comments-about
  5. Wouldn't you like to toss a jar of those rascals down someone's stretchy pants?
  6. The swamp thickens.... https://www-washingtonpost-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2020/09/22/pebble-mine-secret-tapes/?amp_js_v=a2&amp_gsa=1&outputType=amp#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From %1%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonpost.com%2Fclimate-environment%2F2020%2F09%2F22%2Fpebble-mine-secret-tapes%2F
  7. Glass (silica) is used to flux metal when smelting. Molten metals will oxidize rapidly. So silica (quartz, glass, etc.)is added to the furnace to cover the molten metal and keep it away from oxygen. The glass in the furnace works exactly like the silica covering an arc welding rod or the shielding gas in a MIG or Heli arc process. Any time you melt or weld metal there is something to keep it from gobbling up oxygen. Smelting under a puddle of molten glass is the cheapest and most popular way to accomplish this.
  8. That is a chunk of refractory waste from an arc furnace. Slag.
  9. I have always used the term "rhyolite" as any light colored volcanic. Basalt as any dark volcanic Jasper as a cryptocrystalline sub class of rhyolite. And then there is the rhyolite that is macrocrystalline and fused. Im not sure of the term. It is high silica fused rhyolite with a coarser crystal structure than jasper. It polishes well but it is not as hard and tough as jasper. I have always just called it "rhyolite" for lack of a more specific term. But that is also the term for rocks that vary pretty widely in appearance. I don't think I have ever seen a deep green rhyo
  10. Back in the days when dinosaurs ruled the earth there was a good market for smaller pieces of ore. Lots of guys were buying detectors and spending lots of time in the field. They all made good money and wanted a piece of ore. Now days it is different. It is not a popular hobby any more and prospectors dont have a lot of spending money. I hope you can find a buyer to give you what you want for them. After I sold my gold back in 2009 it cured my gold fever. I have been out and found some gold since but I never was as driven to look for it. It is just a cool thing I used to do now. I
  11. Everyone talks about gold ore being worth more than specie. I guess there are some folks that have bought/sold ore for more than the value of specie but I don't think there is actually a market. It is more of an individual thing. I market my larger chunks and ore to individuals. It is time consuming and laborious. I think that is about the only way you are going to get more for raw ore than the daily spot price for specie.
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