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page five of my mineral museum: candy pink, yummy for the tummy rhodochrosite
2010-11-15 - 6:48 p.m.
photos © 2010 by elaine radford
I can't believe how long it is
taking me to get my minerals photographed and placed in my online museum. Yeah, I think
I'm going to start saying "museum"
instead of "catalog," since I'm trying to photo-document the ones I'm keeping
for my personal collection. To some people, the word "catalog" suggests a sale, and I'm mostly not looking to sell the guys I describe in these pages. In any case, today for your viewing pleasure, I have
photographed my not-very-large rhodochrosite collection. All three of my items
are from Argentina, and I won't sell them, although if I ever stumble upon any more Rhodochrosite
around the house, I'll sell that. I'm pretty sure I've been "sold out" for many years,
though -- back in the day, I moved a lot of this material
mostly as cutting rough for $5 a pound (a bargain but which still
allowed for me to make a profit in those days) and, occasionally, a fine piece
could be picked out and sold individually for more. Of the last two remaining
pieces of rough, I plan to keep the larger one as a (very fine) specimen of
the material. The small one should make two good-sized cabochons.
I picked up the carving of the Triceratops at a gem and mineral show, shortly
after receiving a gift of money either for my birthday or for Christmas. The money
didn't burn a hole in my pocket long after I saw that charming piece.
I think I paid $75 for the piece, a silly price for a knick-knack -- and I have never regretted
the purchase for a moment, as it never fails to give me pleasure whenever I look at it. A
pink Triceratops? Hey, anybody can do a pink Flamingo!
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