Monday, August 22, 2011

Huge Crystal

Check out this Huge Crystal in my shop right now. It is approx. 28 Kilos. from Brazil. A little damage at the top, but gorgeous.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wyoming Rock Dig - Star Crinoids

I went on a rock dig with members of my rock club - we met in Wyoming and this is one of the digs we went on. We drove out to this site with our tour guide and climbed up this rock Hill/Mtn. We collected Star Crinoids - look for the tiny stars on the rocks. These are tiny star looking fossils, along with some clams and other fossils were on the rocks. These were really cool, but we had to look out for the ticks, scorpions and also rattlesnakes. I saw ticks, another member saw scorpions, but no snakes thank goodness. I have some of these in my rock shop now, so much fun.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Cedar Ponds Rock Dig

In June I went with other members of our rock club and we went to Cedar ponds or Stubbs Hill as it is sometimes called. I was lucky enough to find a fabulous Red Jasper seam and we all took turns getting our share. I had two full buckets to lug back almost 2 miles in a bucket with wheels. As you can see I blew out the bottom of the bucket, this made it a very hard treck back to the car. I mostly had to drag the big green bucket as the two white buckets were stacked inside and mostly sitting on the wheels thru the broken out bottom. We even found some frogs on the trail up to the dig, I have a photo of one of them, along with other pictures from the Dig.