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Monday Daily Feed, December 11, 2017

December 12, 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!
 
Randy

 

1.   Red Tourmaline
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2.    “Orthoclase, or orthoclase feldspar (endmember formula KAlSi3O8), is an important tectosilicate mineral which forms igneous rock. H = 6.0”
Wikipedia. R
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Orthose (var. Sanidine) – mim 723 – Madagascar
Itrongahy, Betroka
(K,) alsi3o8

Published in: “101 minerals and precious stones that must be seen in his life”

Largest crystal: 10.7 cm
Dimensions: 10.0 x 4.0 x 7.5 cm

Transparent, yellow single crystal with very sharply formed upper part showing clearly the classic faces of orthoclase.

Transparent Yellow Monocristal with the very sharp, very sharp part of the.
 

 

 
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Tsavorite Garnet Starbrite™ Cut 1.66 cts

Great rich color. Richer than shows in the photo because tsavorite is extremely hard to photograph with the correct color.
 

 

4. Gold
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I just got a half a troy ounce of local Applegate valley gold, that was mined on the border of California and Oregon.

5.    Fluorite.  Natural fracture > cleavage, when struck properly by someone who knows what they are doing. Nice. R

https://www.facebook.com/jason.cohoon.3/videos/1501388053311251/

Fluorite octahedron
Cave in rock, Illinois

6.    Green Fluorite:    Nothing easy about rock/mineral/crystal hunting. R
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Looking into a pocket of crystals green fluorite transition Xianghuapu, Xianghualing deposit, Linwu, Chenzhou, Hunan
Copyright: Berthold Ottens

7.    PurpleAmethyst Crystals + Green Fluorite Crystals.
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Two favorites!! Don’t you just love it! Now that is a good combo! Wow, Amethyst with green Flourite.
Thank you for sharing Crystal Sun Academy.

8.    Fossil Fern.
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Huge Leaf Fossils from Mazon Creek in Illinois.

9.    YOWSIER!
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Imperial Topaz “Flame” crystal from Brazil \exhibit at The Munich Show 2017
Photo: Dusted77

10.  Another Ol’ Banded Agate.  R
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Richard Nass

Jason Martinez Has a fantastic Agate that will light up your day
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