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 on: Today at 06:58:51 PM 
Started by 55fossil - Last post by hummingbirdstones
I can't say for sure, but it sure looks more like Polychrome than Morrisonite to me.  I've never cut Polychrome, but I have Morrisonite and I've never seen Morrisonite with that type of pattern in it.  I did look up images of Polychrome and there were a few that looked very similar to the colors and patterns in your stone.

 on: Today at 05:59:21 PM 
Started by 55fossil - Last post by 55fossil
    I was sold a slab and told it was Morrisonite. I just am not positive if it is Morrisonite. I do like it....  help please ID

 on: Today at 04:31:24 PM 
Started by brentnewton - Last post by yukonjade

  T.V. --    internet  --   Sparing the rod.  Amen !! :Bash:

 on: Today at 03:35:21 PM 
Started by Kaljaia - Last post by brentnewton
Geological time is vast :) It strains the mind to understand.  Its not a man-made artifact .. its an artifact of time.  Vast time ... deep time. Most cobbles .. have been worked a lot of times. Over and over. And .. over.  I am in KY and have a ... serious interest in Pennsylvanian fluvial conglomerates .... lol.  Um ... think about 300 million year ago. I look at a cobbles and wonder where the hell in half a freaking continent it came from - if the continents were anywhere near where the a now (not) ... its a bit of a puzzle .. ok .. more than a bit of a puzzle.  Sure as heck ... ain't man made ya know .... just my thing ya know.  The continents were no where close to where they were ... mountains were .. nothing like are now .. deep time ... and we didn't talk about environments or atmosphere yea now.  Climate change meh ....

 on: Today at 03:03:39 PM 
Started by brentnewton - Last post by brentnewton
How do you engage the younger folks ... I mean you put your butt in the car and go whack at rocks .... when I was a child (admittly a long time ago) ... it was a treat for me to go gold panning with my daddy ... or scrounging about on rock piles.  I spent most of my teenage youth ... hunting rocks.  It was fun.  We didn't have video games though ... lol.  But now . kids look at you like you have three eyes if you want to actually DO something. besides play games or .. buy stuff.  How did we get here????

 on: Today at 02:49:40 PM 
Started by brentnewton - Last post by brentnewton
Well .... tracking says this stuff is in the US.  I don't expect it to be as blue as pictured ya know ... I do expect it to be blue.

 on: Today at 02:44:48 PM 
Started by BlueWood - Last post by finegemdesigns
I had heard that but It was sold to me as Palm root and everyone still calls it that.  I think its easier to remember Palm root then it is Caddis fly larvae.  Either way its beautiful and I like it.

Yes but you don't want to misrepresent this material to your clients and buyers since then they continue the problem to their buyers.

It's NOT petrified palm root so knowingly ignoring this is fraud.

Having said this it's not going to sell well with the name "larvae" in the title hence my suggestion of Fossilized Caddis Fly.

 on: Today at 02:15:47 PM 
Started by brentnewton - Last post by brentnewton
Among other things ... lol.  I'm getting rid of stuff I won't cut.  Hummingbirdstones ... I have Peruvian blue opal .. that you would call me a liar if I tried to describe it to you.   Need to post pics.  Some of it is so blue ... I bought a mess of this stuff from Peru in the 90s ... looking for gem silica ... lol.  I just took the opal as an aside.  I was looking for gem silica.  I had two grades of it ... damn blue, and OK blue ... I traded the OK blue to Tony for the hells canyon stuff :). He got the better of the deal.  He's a good man.  But that leaves me with the ... really blue stuff. Which ... I have been reluctant to part with. You can't  sell this stuff .... no one knows what it is or what its worth.   From the Lily mine.   I seemed to have scored some gem silica too .. need to slab that and see what it looks like.  Most of the Lily mine stuff is greenish ... I have some stuff I need to slab .. if the damn saw will ever get here .. lol.

 on: Today at 02:06:43 PM 
Started by brentnewton - Last post by brentnewton
So gentlemen (and ladies) .. start your engines.  Top HC wood up for auction soon ... lol.

 on: Today at 01:52:58 PM 
Started by brentnewton - Last post by brentnewton
OMG .. I hate the holes :). Tony called them "pockety" if I remember correctly.  I got a few hole ... but I told Tony .. no holes .. no holes ... lol. 

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