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The Found Dutchman

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  1. Nice haul Kat... I recognize some (if not all) of those zeolites as coming from Poona, india. Very famous locality and the kid should be happy with them.
  2. Save your money. No need to send it out. The pictures are good enough. Contact your local colleges, universities and send the photos to the dept of geology. Give all the pertinent details. Someone will know what it is but it may take time.
  3. Nice specimen. I knew a guy who found a quartz crystal with a 1/8" cube gold cube imbedded right smack in the middle of the tip. Crystal itself was a little over 1/4" in diameter and perhaps 2" long. I don't know anyone who has found anything like that. It came from N. Nevada.
  4. That's some pretty stuff and a nice haul for both of you. Some of those piece will bring $$$$ as micromounts. Congrats.
  5. That is an exquisite specimen. I would guess either California or Brazil for the location.,
  6. I'd like to know more details without having to buy the magazine. What a whopper.
  7. That's some neat looking material. Thanks for posting. You have quite an imagination too.
  8. I wonder if that's native copper. Is it heavy for it's size? Have you done a streak test on it? http://www.rockhounds.com/rockshop/streak1.html
  9. That's hilarious. We should probably be sending more kids overseas these days since they sound spoiled as hell. I watch TV and they all sound so petty fretting and moaning about the silliest things. Visits to third world countries can be an eye opening experience.
  10. It's a neat slab for sure. I might see that when I'm looking out the window of a jet cruising at 30,000 ft.
  11. I've seen various things like cows, cheeses, stone wheels, shells,etc used for currency but that cross is one of the most unusual.
  12. If there was gold in that quartz vein, you'd think there would be some that's already eroded out. Have you checked to see if there's any float from that vein that can be detected or crushed and panned?
  13. Have never seen this type of mining before. This gives new meaning to underwater hazards.. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/jan-june14/philippines_01-27.html
  14. The emerald itself looks like it came from Colombia but the quartz crystal matrix leads me to believe it's not. Yep, that's a keeper for sure and worth lots of $$$$$$.
  15. That's a pretty unusual looking silver ingot. Regardless whether you found it with your detector not, it's a collectors item. imho "We bought a little bowl not sure what its called but you can get it red hot." That's called a crucible.
  16. Sorry to hear this. Prayers for both of you.
  17. That is an awesome specimen. Better then those found at Bunker Hill in Idaho. imho. I bet that cost an arm and a leg. Thanks for posting.
  18. I used to have some sphalerite from Elmwood mine in Tennessee. They were among my favorites but looked nothing like the one Bill posted a picture of. Sphalerite is too soft to use in jewelry. But you do have to see the faceted stones in person to appreciate. Pictures do no justice.
  19. That's a nice piece on the left and quite a large one at that. Also see some smaller, nice ones on the right. May I ask where you found those?
  20. I know you're going to be successful. But there's a learning curve so you'll need a little time to figure it out.
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