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Everything posted by Morlock

  1. It's not a pizza without anchovies and I don't see them.
  2. Years ago, another woman wasn't so lucky. https://www.al.com/news/2021/10/a-meteorite-landed-next-to-sleeping-woman-in-canada-in-1954-an-alabama-woman-wasnt-as-lucky.html
  3. I think someone will offer her enough money that she will sell it.
  4. Sleeping Canadian woman has close call with meteorite that lands on bed. https://nypost.com/2021/10/11/sleeping-canadian-woman-has-close-call-with-meteorite/
  5. Congrats Skip. But you knew this was coming.
  6. Welcome to the forum. You mean sodalite which is fluorescent with a LW flashlight?
  7. The reason I posted the article in the first place is because it made reference to an sci-fi episode that I viewed years ago..."Dr Who and The Silurians". Yes..I'm a Dr Who fan and one thing I've learned from that show and all of science fiction is.....never say never...even if there's no evidence...yet.
  8. Max Your ZINGER scooter needs MORE POWER!!!
  9. https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/what-if-we-arent-the-first-advanced-civilization-on-earth
  10. I think you're suffering from pareidolia.
  11. Not a meteorite. But need more details for indentification
  12. I wouldn't throw it away. Keep it as a specimen. Even if there's a tiny bit of arsenic in it, as long as you don't lick it or anything like that.. it's harmless.
  13. I've seen specimens labeled as bornite and chalcopyrite that look exactly the same so I don't think one can conclusively state it's one or another by just visual means. A streak test will help. Chalcopyrite streaks greenish black. Bornite streaks grayish black.
  14. Have a good one my friend. Hope you and Polly are doing better.
  15. Many rocks have what appears to be metallic flakes but in reality are just glistening minerals. The pictures you posted are 100 percent not meteorites.
  16. If it's a flashlight it should be a LW 365nm for best results. But the 254nm shortwave is better but more expensive.
  17. If you're going to be poking around ore dumps, you should consider getting a SW lamp or LW flashlight to check for fluorescence. No doubt there's some very nice looking specimens to be found. I've found crushing ore samples to be a complete waste of time. I never found anything of value in a single ore sample that didn't set off a metal detector. You could probably get more for the ore sample as is than the contents of the sample itself.
  18. I recall reading this article years ago. https://thejewelerblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/urban-miner-scrapes-sidewalks-of-nys-diamond-district-for-gold-and-gemstones/ I live in an old rehabbed 16 floor apartment building that used to have many jewelry stores and manufacturers located in it. I suspect there probably a lot of gold filings and perhaps even small gems in between some of the floorboards in the building. It would take a lot of research to figure out where the best areas might be.
  19. First pic looks like chrysocolla. Tenorite is sometimes associated with it although I can't really tell for sure what the black mineral is.
  20. Doesn't look like sapphire to me.
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