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INTRODUCTIONS / Greetings from Sweden
« Last post by Birgitta on Today at 09:52:38 AM »
Greetings from Sweden!
I have been collecting minerals for many years but I found a thunderegg in a marketplace six tears ago so now I am hooked. My collection of thundereggs has now invaded every room in my house😁 In the summer 2015 I went to Richardson's Rock Ranch to dig a few by my self. That was a great experience.  I hope to come back one day and maybe visit other cites where you can dig and pay.
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ROCK AND GEM HUNTING / Re: 2019 Meetup -
« Last post by Mark K on January 15, 2019, 04:51:18 PM »
I don't care as long as I have 6 months notice and can get the vaca.
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ROCK AND GEM HUNTING / Re: 2019 Meetup -
« Last post by Oxenkiller on January 15, 2019, 09:07:55 AM »
Top choices would be:

1) Petersen Mountain!

2) McDermitt area.  I've poked around there a little bit, but from what I can tell, you gotta know where to go, and you gotta know the right people to get permission to go to some of those places even if you do know where to go.

3) Challis area.  Because I love that area, found some cool stuff there, and I've only barely scratched the surface.  Plus its closer to where I live so it wouldn't be such a long trek for me.
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ROCK AND GEM HUNTING / 2019 Meetup -
« Last post by HeySal on January 15, 2019, 08:03:30 AM »
It's  time to start thinking about somewhere to meet up this year.  Who wants to meet and where do y'all wanna go?
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ROCK AND GEM HUNTING / Re: Happy New Year!
« Last post by Oxenkiller on January 03, 2019, 08:29:23 AM »
yeha, hopefully it will be a great year of rock hunting and adventures.

I've had a few over the last year and I'm already planning a couple trips for the next.  I've been meaning to start a "neat finds of 2018" thread but havent gotten around to photographing my rocks yet.
And here's to more traffic on the forums for the new year.  Its been too quiet around here lately.
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ROCK AND GEM HUNTING / Re: Happy New Year!
« Last post by HeySal on January 02, 2019, 06:40:42 PM »
Happy belated New Years to you, too, Lizzie - and everyone else.  I got caught in some of the winter crud going around here so kinda ignoring the site for a few days. 

I'm hoping people get a lot of hunting and sharing in  this year.  It's time for a great year full of adventures and prizes for all of us.
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ROCK AND GEM HUNTING / Happy New Year!
« Last post by lizziebird on January 01, 2019, 11:06:18 AM »
I'm surprised no one has posted a HAPPY NEW YEAR thread.  I hope you all have a wonderful year in 2019.  I look forward to sharing rock-related stories and pictures.  Unfortunately, I don't really have a single rock-hunting trip planned for the year, but who knows, maybe an opportunity will come up.  I still have 364 more days to find a rock this year.  :)
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ROCK AND GEM HUNTING / Re: Looking for some help in the Austin NV area
« Last post by clikrf8 on December 29, 2018, 11:50:37 PM »
We were in Nevada in October around Tonopah. We did actually find some nice chalcedony nearby that was in the book. We also drove up to Ralston, a ghost town and found what the author described as distorted Chalcedony that appeared as if it went through a torture chamber. We also stopped at Gemfield and found some nice bullseye that was scattered on the road. We brought some hammers but neglected to bring goggles so didnít do any chipping. We took a backway out and almost lost the road. We spent the night and were awakened by burros.

One of our best finds was when we were looking for a road into a gravel pit. We stopped and wow, along the road was some cool bubbly white agates, some that had druzy in the hollows.  We found several fistsuzed ones. We plan to return in April or May. We have a truck camper so we like to Boondock in gravel Pits.
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OFF THE TOPIC / Re: Merry Christmas everyone.
« Last post by Mark K on December 25, 2018, 03:27:45 PM »
Everyone sent the leftovers home with me. Works for me.
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OFF THE TOPIC / Merry Christmas everyone.
« Last post by HeySal on December 25, 2018, 03:08:33 PM »
Hope you're all havin' a rockin' Christmas. 
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