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  1. "Hematite is not magnetic and should not respond to a common magnet. However, many specimens of hematite contain enough magnetite that they are attracted to a common magnet. This can lead to an incorrect assumption that the specimen is magnetite or the weakly magnetic pyrrhotite"
  2. It's nice to remind them once in awhile that they made the right decision.
  3. Pic represent what I used to call Rhyolite. I know for a fact that it is a Rhyolite, and that it has small garnets embedded in it. But I now know that what I have been calling Rhyolite is not exclusive of the term nor of the color.
  4. "Rhyolite is a rock (a silica rich volcanic rock) It can be a lava flow, volcanic ash or an obsidian that has devitrified (glass broken down into minerals). When it gets silicified, it can be termed a jasper - focusing on a term that makes it salable, or "ocean jasper" or some other glitzy term put on it by retailers"
  5. My reference has to do only with a discussion of the difference between agate and jasper and how to possibly distinguish between the two. Perhaps my cataracts are getting in the way, but I don't see any translucent to semitransparent quality to the subject specimen. No quarrel with Micro or Crypto in the abstract. But Ipso Facto; the empirical evidence in re: to the subject specimen,(IMO), leans toward density and opaqueness.
  6. "Agate and jasper are both varieties of chalcedony that are composed of microcrystalline quartz. Agate is a translucent to semitransparent chalcedony. If you have a piece that is semitransparent you will be able to hold a very thin piece up and see distorted or foggy images through it. If you hold a translucent piece up to a source of light you will see a small amount of light passing through the thin edges. If you hold it up to the light and pass your hand between the material and the source of light, your hand will block the light passing through the material. Jasper is an opaque variety of
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  8. "Many stones look like agates but aren't. For example, jasper and flint are closely related to agate but are opaque, not translucent. if a piece of rock completely blocks light from passing through it, then it is not an agate"
  9. Doesn't seem to pass the agate test . . . Looks like chert or green jasper IMO.
  10. I wholeheartedly support the idea of Royalties. All interested parties are cordially invited to go out and dig your own . . .
  11. And if that was not obvious enough,( in support of Dan's comment), I would simply add, "Well, No Screaming Eagle Shiitz Sweet Pea!" Anyone that has one eye and half sense knows, (or should have known), that the Bookings Institute was a Liberal Think Tank!! Why quote that as a credible, unbiased, source? And by the way, we have never been "United", in the general sense of the term, but that's OK, and IMO, that's good, for a lot of reasons. We are different: Generationally, geographically, ethnically, racially, and a lot of other ways, which has always been how things were and still i
  12. Read, study, research and persistence. Believe in yourself . . .
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