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is this the same rock the clear arrow head is made of?
no the two pieces are entirely different
Rick, you need to lay off this lady, if you don't have anything nice to say, just don't say anything at all.
keep sending the pics always intererested in the clear rocks and especily the clear arrow each are very good finds
Hey, Rick, I have a 3 yr old son that I could help post some of his finds if you'd like to pick on him, too. Thank you for trying to protect all of us from that dastardly Sandy.
Really come on rick ,chill out!
I assume you are digging near Llano, as that appears to be clear Topaz from the Uplift area.
we were told that was what it is....was told to have it radiated to enhance the blue, but also was told to leave it alone as the market has been flooded with the treated topaz...appreciate you having a keen eye, hubby has several specimen samples he loves to "play" with, when they are not buried or in the water(he says water revitalizes the color of the rocks and his pertified wood) I will try and post a few pictures of one or two later, just for entertainment of those who appreciate good pieces.
I dug a camp years ago on on the Guadalupe River, where a giant mound sat some three hundred yards from the water's edge. There were a few decent points recovered, but not what we hoped for at the outset. My digging partner on that site and I were trading picks for the best piece at the end of each day, and I wound up using my pick one day for a piece very similar and just as clear as this, but it appears to be percussion flaked as well on two sides. You can see through it, but I have never taken the time to find out if its quartz, or some other gem like material. It's not glass, but its just as clear. All I know is my wife loved it, and we still have it, but take away the blue shine in the above photo and I have the same piece, different shape, and it came out of a bonafide Indian camp. I guess it was aesthetically pleasing and held some significance to someone- as it does now. Shamanistic maybe.
paleoboy. hey, guy do you have any photos of your piece? The "blue" in this picture is from the kitchen light, ok. I held it at arms length and took the picture. hubby has shown this piece to a jeweler, a college aercheologist, and they are the one who have told us what I have stated about this piece,if you have something that looks like this. even a small sample would you please take pic. and let e see?
I can do that. I leave this morning for a S. Texas hunting trip, and I'll be back Monday afternoon, at which point I'll dig that piece out and get a pic. It may take me a try or two to post it, but it's worth comparing to your above pic due to the similarity.
Have a good weekend.
cool, paleoboy...in a day or two I will try to post another shot of a different mineral(rock) my husband found...we just like talking about the different things we have found, not trying to pester anyone or anything, just like talking about things.
Hey Sandy, I haven't forgotten about the pic, just got back in town a day later and trying to find the time to photograph, download, upload, etc.
It'll get done sooner or later, just glad to dig that piece out.
Have a good day.
cool np have had a few things to take care of lately...tc
i have a few of the same rocks.... from what i've heard... these type of rocks are created by lightening.. i've heard people putting lighting rods in beaches.. and when the lighting hits the rod, it melts the sand and forms these types of rocks... these were found at my ranch.....
sorry.. i didnt relize they would post that big.. sorry guys...
Hey, Chris...thanks for posting them, hubby found some lightening "rocks" wehn he was young and says they turned out tubular in shape and had little bumps on it.....but thanks for posting your photos
I think you may have gypsum on your hand by first glance.. ...paleboys looked like a piece to me...I dont believe yours is a crystal ...I have found a huge piece before while surface walking a constrution site it was buried 6ft down in a huge chunk of clay...