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page four of the mineral collection: freckles and friends

2010-10-03 - 9:04 p.m.


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three pound brazilian agate

Peachfront's Note: I'm slowly working on a project to document my mineral collection. Most of these items are not for sale. Really, none of them are 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. From time to time, I will offer well-priced items or swaps/freebies either on eBay, the Rock Tumbling Hobby site, or (rarely) Craigslist. My seller name would be...wait for it...Peachfront!

To start with Page One of my Mineral Collection, the 80 pound Quartz Crystal who was hugged by Timothy Leary, you can click right here. To continue to page two, my petrified wood from Washington state, you can click right here. Page three, my fabulous sphere collection, click right here.

So here's a page of random stones who hang out in the bedroom. The fine specimen at the top is a three pound uncut Brazilian Agate -- too yummy to consider cutting in my view, although someone might consider facing and polishing it for a cabinet specimen.

a three pound single-terminated uncut quartz crystal from the hot springs, arkansas area

a gathering of druzy crystal material -- the amethyst druzy could probably be cut to generate lots of material for pendants

we sold a lot of this rose quartz material at $2 a pound for a quick turn around to pay the freight for all these barrels of rocks, but i always hold back a piece for myself

a small specimen of labradorite that we polished on a couple of faces to show off the blue flash

a larger than life view of the "blue fire" in the above piece, good polish on it too, we left no flat spots

"freckles," as i dubbed this fine naturally chlorite-speckled quartz crystal from arkansas, used to lived near my bill-paying desk, but i decided that wasn't a very playful area for this friendly piece, so i moved him to the bedroom

a sodalite pyramid, commercial cut, that i got roger from ebay for xmas when ebay was young, plus four fine crystal points we collected on miller mountain, arkansas

an untreated light gray smoky quartz crystal cluster from arkansas, nice piece, but the matrix it's on is a bit fragile, so i wouldn't sell it to someone else

an uncut chunk of poppy jasper that i'm holding back to cut myself, photographed wet to give an idea of what it will look like when it's polished

not stones, but who doesn't like the look of cobalt blue glass shining in a window on a sunny day?

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