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sheltie

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Re: I love Geology,,,and learning about what I rockhound here in Texas
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2013, 09:18:32 AM »
Ok, the link worked.  That's the same rock I saw on one of the other forums and I had no idea then.  Same answer now, I'm afraid.

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Re: I love Geology,,,and learning about what I rockhound here in Texas
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2013, 09:35:55 AM »
Ok, the link worked.  That's the same rock I saw on one of the other forums and I had no idea then.  Same answer now, I'm afraid.

Right...Are there any geologists members here?

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« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2013, 10:02:23 AM »
Oh sorry - you wanted to know what it is.

It looks like citron to me.  Can't know for sure because first it's a pic and they can lie - second, I'm not sure of that area, but it looks like citron.  If there is cinnabar in the region it could be quartz stained with cinnabar, too.
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Re: I love Geology,,,and learning about what I rockhound here in Texas
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2013, 11:34:56 AM »
OK...Thank you.
There are different colors in it from clear "white" to yellow, amber and orange...and slight maroon.

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« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2013, 09:05:32 PM »
I just blew that up to look closer at it.  It's a conglomeration of some sort of crystal, but doesn't look like 100% citron either - looks like there could be some fluorite in it, the deep maroon looks like little chunks of jasper.  Is the stone crumbly as it appears to be?
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Re: I love Geology,,,and learning about what I rockhound here in Texas
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2013, 10:19:46 PM »
I just blew that up to look closer at it.  It's a conglomeration of some sort of crystal, but doesn't look like 100% citron either - looks like there could be some fluorite in it, the deep maroon looks like little chunks of jasper.  Is the stone crumbly as it appears to be?

Not at all.  I cut a 1/8" slice and polished it on both sides down to .3 mm thick.
The outer layer is somewhat crumbly, but stayed on the slice throughout that process.
I wanted to find out if I could see light thru it.

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« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2013, 11:42:36 AM »
Anyone's guess is as good as mine then.  Sometimes ya just have to be there close and personal to make a good guess.
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« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2013, 12:13:24 PM »
Anyone's guess is as good as mine then.  Sometimes ya just have to be there close and personal to make a good guess.

I've just been told it's arkose.

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Re: I love Geology,,,and learning about what I rockhound here in Texas
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2013, 03:36:18 PM »

If y'all aren't using that resource to supplement your rockhounding, you're missing some really good ones~

Thank you
  BTW there is just as much in TX you are just not living in the right place ;)

You need to understand something, most of the members of this forum ore from OR, ID, and CA.  There all you have to do is turn around and you'll find a piece of rough that you and I would kill for.  The best hounding I've ever done was in OR.  Hounding Heaven!

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Re: I love Geology,,,and learning about what I rockhound here in Texas
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2013, 03:37:39 PM »
I love geology I have read about every book about it you can think of was going to college to be a geologist before I found out only jobs were at the mines in NV.   So I decided against it.

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« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2013, 03:20:02 AM »
Yea, I bet the job market is saturated, besides working for state governments.
Too bad...what did you decide on?

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« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2013, 08:02:55 AM »
Yea, I bet the job market is saturated, besides working for state governments.
Too bad...what did you decide on?

He settled for human backhoe.  Trust me on that one.  ;D
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Re: I love Geology,,,and learning about what I rockhound here in Texas
« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2013, 04:29:58 PM »
Paramedic go figure  but I still have a yr of geology in college ;)

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« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2013, 11:31:57 PM »
Paramedic go figure  but I still have a yr of geology in college ;)

Great career choice, friend.

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« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2013, 11:42:04 PM »
Ya, he's the only Paramedic that travels half way across the state to go to work. One would think he was lookin for rock. ;D I have a friend that is a geologist and retired from the USGS. Sounds like a fun job. He worked on the Yellowstone survey for years. Pretty cool job. He has some great stories.
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