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  1. I would bet the world and everything in it that this is not a meteorite. I’m no meteorite expert, but I do know asphalt when I see it. That there is nothing more than an old piece of roadway and your insistence that it is something else will never change that.
  2. I was not able to get on for about 24 hours. Everything seems to be working now.
  3. Can you give an example of me having ever crapped on someone? Please provide links to posts so I can see for myself. To my knowledge I’ve only ever offered opinions about rocks. In fact, most times I give an opinion, it’s couched with terms like, “looks like” or “might be” because my being 100% certain about a rock ID from a photo is exceedingly rare. So please, if I have actually overstepped, show me, so that I may learn from my mistakes and not repeat them.
  4. Looks like flint. Flint with these kinds of patterns could be worth $10-$20 a pound if you found pieces large enough to be cut into slabs for cabochon making.
  5. And looking more closely at your pics, the stones I thought were agates look more like vesicular basalt.
  6. I’m sorry that I assumed you were in the US. Almost all the members of this forum are, so it’s an easy mistake to make.
  7. I’d guess iron ore and calcite for the first two. The rest look like low grade agates and jaspers. The green staining might be chrysocolla. Are they valuable? No. Can you sell them? Not legally if they were found on public land. Legally if they were found on private property and you have permission from the owner.
  8. I don’t see anything that even resembles unakite. I see the same colors the OP has described. Looks like an oxide crust that has been chipped away in places to reveal a black/dark grey interior. I have no idea what it is at this point, but I think it’s safe to say it’s terrestrial in origin.
  9. It might be an agate, but I think quartzite is more likely. There looks to be a grain tonight, which would rule out agate.
  10. Good lord. Just stop. This is pavement. It’s not too heavy to have been put there by men. Old bits of concrete, asphalt, and other building materials are very often used as filler when grading properties prior to construction. I can go dig a hole in my yard right now and find bits of asphalt, concrete, and old bricks.
  11. One of those is a chunk of asphalt from an old road or parking lot. The rest are pieces of industrial slag. Not only are they not meteorites, they are all man made.
  12. So, I raised $322. It doesn’t seem like much, but it was enough to put me in fourth place in my local ride. Thanks to all of you that donated. The money will help in the fight against cancer. And if you didn’t donate? Thanks for at least taking the time to read through this.
  13. And sometimes even cinnabar is that color. And of course there’s the other rhodo, rhodonite. i think though that if this is not paint, it’s most likely rhodochrosite.
  14. Looks more like the other feller is the one what started the argument.
  15. My money’s on slag used as ballast. No telling without more info though.
  16. If anyone else is interested in sponsoring my ride, there’s just two cars left to do so. If you can give a little for a good cause, please do. If you can’t, I still appreciate you taking the time to read this. Thanks to any and everyone who has taken a look.
  17. The base is a quartz crystal cluster, the trunk of the tree is glass, and the “leaves” appear to be tumbled agates, but I can’t tell for sure.
  18. I didn’t see this last time I checked in. Thank you so much for your help!
  19. If this isn’t allowed, or is in the wrong place, please delete or move. On Sunday, September 29, I will be participating in the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride to raise money for prostate cancer research. If any of you would like to sponsor my ride, please do so here: https://www.gentlemansride.com/fundraiser/PhilBeebe321035
  20. That doesn’t look at all like montana agate to me. On top of that, agate is very hard. It runs between 7 and 7.5 on the mohs hardness scale. If it were agate, it would have been much more difficult to cut than what you indicated.
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