a bigly day, this is hugh - 2017-11-07
gotcha day - 2017-11-05
didn't realize I have so many pix to organize from the last trip - 2017-11-04
haaaaaalloween - 2017-10-31
farewell, green chameleon - 2017-10-30
Read my new book, The 10 Best Things You Can Do For Your Bird at Amazon or at many other fine distributors like Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, and more.
By public demand, and after a delay of an embarrassing number of years, I've finally put my notorious essay, Ender and Hitler: Sympathy for the Superman, free on the fabulous internets.
A bibliography of my published books and stories.
Here's a simple card-counting FAQ to get you up to speed on the basics. Here's the true story of the notorious DD' blackjack team, told for the first time on the fabulous internets. No other team went from a starting investor's bankroll of zero to winning millions of dollars. |
|A Sadean take on Asimov's classic Three Laws of Robotics can be found in Roger Williams' NOW REVIEWED ON SLASHDOT!!!
The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect. Adult readers only please -- explicit sex and violence. For updates
on the "Dead Tree Project" and other topics, you may visit
the official fan site, Passages in the Void..
|My Bird Lists -- My Louisiana State Life List, My Yard List and, tah dah, My World Life List.|
|HEY! What happened to the Peachfront Conure Files? The world's only OFFICIAL Peachfront Conure site now features free peachfront conure coverage, including
a magazine length Intro to Conures previously published in American Cage-Bird Magazine, now free on the web. I offer the best free Peachfront Conure information on the internet. If you have great Peachfront Conure info, stories, or photos to share, contact me so I can publicize your pet, your breeding success, your great photograph, etc. on my site. Thanks.
a guide to my gem and mineral museum
2010-11-15 - 6:43 p.m.
© 2010 by elaine radford
Peachfront's Note: I'm slowly working on a project to document my mineral collection.
Most of these items that I describe as items in my personal collection
are not for sale. However, if you really want
to offer a ridiculous price to purchase one of the items, you are free to contact me. I
probably won't agree, at a reasonable price, but if you must have something, I probably
will agree for a ridiculous price. Also, as I sort through, from time to time, I will offer well-priced
items or swaps/freebies either on eBay, the Rock Tumbling Hobby site, or (rarely)
Craigslist. It's only special pets that I overcharge for, so if I'm really looking to
sell something, I strive to make my prices competitive. My seller name would be...wait for it...Peachfront.
Page #1: The 80 pound
Quartz crystal point that was hugged by Timothy Leary plus the little agate-y friends that seem to gather around
the big guy
Page #2: Opal Wood
from George, Washington and friends
- Page #3: My big, humongous
sphere collection, including some spheres that we had custom cut from our own material
- Page #4: Freckles and
friends -- some pleasant crystals and other stones that hang out in the bedroom; also, shortly
after I posted this page, we decided to cut into the Youngite specimen, so you can
get a much better look at it
- Page #5: Rhodochrosite from Argentina, two pieces of good rough and an adorable edible-looking carved Triceratops
- Page #6: Malachite, bullseyes and all
- Page #7: Some of my Pyrite specimens
- Page #8: My Amethyst crystal clusters
- Page #9: Not minerals but honorary "gems" -- My Glass and Crystal Collection
- Page #10: Mississippi Petrified Wood --30 million years after the flood
- Page #11: Into Crystal Magic/Stone Folklore? Here are two stones for the writer's desk -- a lovely Celestite cluster and a single, large perfect Purple Flourite crystal
- Page #12: The Friendly Magic of an Amethyst Crystal from Thunder Bay, Ontario
- Page #13: I Find More Amethyst -- a fine possible Thunder Bay cluster, and Russian Amethyst crystals growing in matrix
- Page #14: My Rhodochrosite Crystals
- Page #15:
Fun with Fluorite--featuring my carved purple Fluorite Eagle
- Page #16: A spectacular Dugway Geode
- Page #17: Stone frogs and friends
- Page #18: Little oddities -- a Boji triangle and a concretion
- Page #19: More little oddities -- mostly Pyrite, Marcasite, Limonite weirdness
- Page #20: New Age, Atomic Age -- Canvansite, Apophyllite, Trinitite
- Page #21: Green and Gorgeous -- Chrysoprase gem rough, Green Moss Agate bowl from Brazil, and a couple of cute tumbles
- Page #22: Rhodonite -- a polished specimen and one of my new cabochons that I cut myself
- Page #23: Rare and unusual "Agate Pots" are found in a formation that is partly in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay -- this one is from Brazil
- Page #24: Adamite and Hemimorphite from Mexico -- specimens with luscious green and blue crystals
- Page #25: Blue and beautiful -- Kyanite, Celestite, Larimar, American Blue Agate
- Page #26 -- Beryl! -- some Emerald and Aquamarine crystals
- Page 27: Rubies, we gots your huge, honkin' big-ace rubies right here, ya'll
- Page 28: The biggest Tampa Bay agatized blue coral geode that you will ever see, and modest too
- Page 29: Calcite Corner -- calcite in every color from ice-cube crystal clear to candy pink
- Page 30: I want candy -- a chocolate pyramid of lucky stones
- Page 31: Diamond Hill, South Carolina Quartz cluster with natural Smoky Quartz and Amethyst crystal points
- Page 32: Alabama Wood! -- a specimen of a dark petrified wood all crusted with Smoky Quartz crystals, exact locality a secret
- Page 33: An Arkansas Quartz Crystal Sampler
- Page 34: The wild world of Quartz crystals
- Page 35: Quartz starbursts on Pyrite, Huaron, Peru
- Page 36: Around the world in Tourmaline
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