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Saturday Daily Feed, April 29, 2017

April 30, 2017
The Rockhound Connection
 
and numerous quotes and images from my Facebook friends.
These are the images and quotes that appeal to my sensibilities or the lack thereof.
Thanks,

Enjoy!  R
 
 
Total Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017

http://www.almanac.com/blog/astronomy/astronomy/total-solar-eclipse-2017

Map of the 2017 total solar eclipse by NASA.
 
 
This is a repeat, but still it is incredible. Yep, too big for the mantle. Imagine, digging up this one — I would go on to my maker. R
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The Golden One is the name given to a massive citrine quartz crystal unearthed in Zambia, equatorial Africa, remarkable because of its size, internal clarity, majestic golden color, and presence. (900 kilograms) photo: Lawrence Stoller
 
 
 
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This 11.46 kg (368.6 troy ounces) gold nugget was found as recently as 2000 by an amateur prospector in Western Australia. The spectacular find, known as “Golden Beauty,” is one of the large natural nuggets that can be seen in The Perth Mint Gold Exhibition, which is free to visit from May 8-12. For more information visit www.perthmint.com.au/visit_the_mint_visit_the_perth_mint.as…
Just another garnet. Very unique crystal structure. R
Grossular is a calcium-aluminium species of the garnet group of minerals. It has the chemical formula of Ca3Al2(SiO4)3″ Wikipedia
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Grossular, 1.9 cm
Lowell “Eden Mills” quarry, Lowell, Vermont
Gail & Jim Spann Collection/Thomas Spann photo
Bismuthinite is a mineral consisting of bismuth sulfide (Bi2S3). It is an important ore for bismuth. The crystals are steel-grey to off-white with a metallic luster. It is soft enough to be scratched with a fingernail (H = 2) and rather dense.” Wikipedia
Black Opal is a greenish type of opal with black mottling and gold flecks. Usually found in ancient hot springs.
Opal
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🙂 Harlequin pattern 60 carats
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April 25 at 6:16pm ·

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Queensland Boulder Opal
 
 
 
Ted HamiltonApril 25 at 5:24am
Lightning Ridge Black Opal
 
 
 
Gem Queensland Boulder Opal
 
 
Opal
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