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#41 wildedibles

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 01:50 PM

....I took some pictures hoping I can get the computer working good later put them up :)

I did find a little peice of quartz and pink feldspar stuck together in the gravel on the side of the rd well I took a better look under the macro lens of the camra and a few spots the quartz is red?? there maye a nice surprize there I took a few nice pictures showing the red spots nicley :)
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Posted 16 April 2017 - 03:24 PM

...finally some pictures from the other day ;)

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this is a few taken from in the woods

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some close ups
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I see feldspar and quartz smoky some looks yellowish and a gold mica very pretty if it shines in the right way it really looks gold but its flexable with my fingernail ;)

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this one at the top has red looking quartz stuff i have a few more pictures of it

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 04:31 PM

here is another picture of the red stone??
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and some pictures of the quartz rock in the woods showing where I got the quartz, feldspar and mica rocks

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its a big rock the stones I got from here fit in my hand size but the crack is big and the ledge full of mud and moss needs some further lookin ;)
Its always special time int the woods ....Po needs to learn some patients tho we have to tie him up while we look and he wines and wines I can tell he wants to run but not sure if he will come back ....if he smells a deer who knows how far he will look for one when he gets on the trail ;)
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Posted 16 April 2017 - 05:00 PM

Wilde there's all kinds of points starting to show up there.....I see a few in the pieces you're showing

 

A diligent search by hand is likely to find you some beautiful point and probably double terminated as well........I'm certain hiding somewhere there is a pocket or ten.......... :biggrin: 

 

You're in a fantastic spot!

 


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 05:22 PM

I can tell there is some type of lime stone or something soft thats holding it all together so its starting to wash away ...gentle prying is all it took to get some apart some were already loose and I can tell there is tiny stuff thats washed out too laying in the mud part

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 02:46 AM

Here is some beautiful rocky spots we found the other day :)

 

pictures 3 and 4 are one rock with one quartz at each end

the quartz are the size of my palm :)

 

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 07:53 PM

When I check these rocks out peeking under the moss they seem to be pink granite ...I like the square breaks I have a few more pictures comming I was having issues and got these up anyway :)

The new set comming have a couple pictures where it looks like the huge rocks are sliding right off the hill neat......this is a wash out area the top of the hill higher then most places around and the rain and snow can flow down exposing more rock ....and the tree leaves and moss covering them up again ....but every once in a while you walk and walk and peek here and there and you find quartz 2 on one rock hubby found one and me the other size of our hands very stuck within the granite :)
...some of the granite is crumbeling and there is more then a few places to check out :) hubby got a quarts unstuck from the rock for me and times like this are very special dosnt matter what the rock is ....
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Posted 24 April 2017 - 07:55 PM

Wow are you in a great spot Wilde................Like I said before I'd probably not come out of the woods............

 

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 12:52 PM

Here are the rocks sliding off the hill

 

and some trees that seem to be falling off the hill maybe some turkey tail mushroom

 

 

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 02:30 PM

There are likely crystals laying in the wash bottoms there (where the runoff happens)...........it will probably be worth your while to look through the debris

 

OMG.........I'd be going haywire................. :biggrin:

 

I have shale and sandstone with glacial sands where I'm at...................you have THE SOURCE............

 

I'm jealous................. :rolleyes: 

 

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 04:18 PM

I'm really appreciating the amazing massive rock formations you are sharing Wilde. There seems to be some really beautiful strata showing in some of these areas. I think I am in love with this pink quartz with the black (probably manganese) veins.

 

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 05:03 PM

I basically go out sometimes and pick up cool rocks. Wish I knew more about rockhounding.
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Posted 25 April 2017 - 05:12 PM

There are likely crystals laying in the wash bottoms there (where the runoff happens)...........it will probably be worth your while to look through the debris
 
OMG.........I'd be going haywire................. :biggrin:
 
I have shale and sandstone with glacial sands where I'm at...................you have THE SOURCE............
 
I'm jealous................. :rolleyes: 
 
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Don't be jelouse I will share the my experience you guys are teaching me much more then I would learn on my own :)

Skye I like that one too :) a square pink sticking out like that peeking outa the moss .....the spiritual side of looking for something hunting and finding some cool stufff and the bonus of the headache gone for a while :) Thanks for being a good teacher with these stones bud

I basically go out sometimes and pick up cool rocks. Wish I knew more about rockhounding.


Thats how I started bud and now Im wondering about the big ones in the area :) I will share what I learn with you if you want to learn more and there is some really cool stuff on youtube :)
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#54 wildedibles

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 05:47 AM

Here is a yellow quartz me and hubby found the other day

 

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this is a large one I put into my rock garden and I have several smaller pieces to add to flower pots or....


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 09:41 AM

Skye what would make the yellow coloration in the quartz? It goes right threw the rock .....I know iron and some other metals make a red rock what makes a yellow in the rocks??

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 04:19 PM

Skye what would make the yellow coloration in the quartz? It goes right threw the rock .....I know iron and some other metals make a red rock what makes a yellow in the rocks??

 In quartz, yellow can be from iron, (Fe oxides), hematite (iron ) and sometimes tin oxides will form golden yellow rutile, or threads. Iron oxides are varied, and have color distinctions, and the amount also affects the coloration. Dark red to black is strong concentration, where a very dilute amount of oxide can look yellowish, like a very pale rust color.

 

Looking at the piece you showed, I would suspect iron oxide of some form before tin.

 

Quartz has hundreds of color possibilitys from all kinds of mineral and oxide inclusions. here are but a few examples....

 

http://www.quartzpage.de/inc_text.html


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 10:23 AM

I'm sure with diligence you should be able to find pockets of well formed crystals there Wilde......given the stuff that is laying weathered I'd bet my mushroom hat........ :biggrin:

 

Also as you're driving the roads there look for places that they have cut through the strata to put the roads in.......you might be surprised at what folks are driving right past..........

 

Boulder fields too especially where significant ground has been moved for construction.................I found crystals and gems traveling the highways in the U.S. by stopping and checking the cuts..... 

 

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 12:54 PM

This is what Im thinking too buddy .....all the quarts I find around tho is fractured, round havent found a crystal ...... but need to look at the road sides where its been blasted to make room for roads sone has been newly blasted ;) I watched some rock hound videos looking in these road sides is cool :) nice crystals and gems..... Amathyst and quarts mines are very close same as for garnet to the south of us..........
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Posted 03 August 2017 - 07:18 PM

Here is another rock hounding video :)

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 10:09 PM

Sometimes the rocks worth, is too big to collect anything but the smallest shards, but it is the spiritual experience of spending time in the location that is the true treasure.

The total experience of being in proximity to these huge energy powerhouse locations is awesome..............

 

I spent 4 days last week at Morro Rock, on the central California coast. This giant was formed by giant molten magma tubes that reached up to the surface. Over the millennia, time, erosion, and the ocean have removed all the surrounding material, leaving only the core exposed to the elements, and radiating its unique energy.

The energy vibe here is so overwhelming. Peaceful, positive, and slow, like time itself moves at a different pace.  I took close to 80 pictures, and brought some small shards home with me. 

 

I will only share a small portion of the photos here......

 

Arrival

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Sunsets, and Sunset panorama

 

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Sunrise Series 

 

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Rock base and Side details

 

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I made time to meditate all around the bay areas several times a day. The peaceful aura that permeates this energy vortex extend quite a ways from the rock center. This was my favorite location. It was a misty and cool, and at times even rain and lightning at this location on the 2nd day. The trees are ancient, and full of beautiful silver moss............

I am planning to move here. I started the process while we were there as there is no reason to wait.

 

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