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posted on Jul, 6 2015 @ 08:17 AM
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No - Not from Mars. I bet that's what you were thinking though, huh?
As some may know, I'm a bit of a rock hound. I love to find interesting rocks, minerals, gemstones, driftwood in odd shapes, etc. So, when I came on this, I had to post it. It's mineral and gemstones, with shapes inside that look just like a cloudy sky or the gas cloud of a nebulae, far out in space. I have quite a few fossils and gemstones myself, some just as weird and beautiful as these.
Enjoy

www.wherecoolthingshappen.com...
Watermelon Tourmaline. You could almost take a bite.


Sunset Fire Opal. Actually appears to be a sunset through the clouds, doesn't it?


Chrysocolla in Malachite. To me, this looks like a futuristic city.


Luz Opal with “The Galaxy” inside


Scolecite


Opal Fossil. I have a couple of these myself. Mine are fossilized shells with Opal embedded in the spirals.


Last, but not least - The Empress of Uruguay: Worlds Biggest Amethyst Geode
I would build a room on to my house, just for this.




posted on Jul, 6 2015 @ 08:27 AM
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I'm a rockhound too, especially petrified wood and agates and what we just refer to as "sparkly rocks" .

Thanks for sharing, these are astounding.



posted on Jul, 6 2015 @ 08:36 AM
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great pics!
The sunset Opal is my favorite.
I am an engineer at a Platinum and Palladium mine.
I get to spend the majority of my days underground leering at the rock.
Our Ore body is invisible, but with indicator rock around it. If it wasn't for Pyroxinite as the visible indicator, we would have to rely on drill holes 100%.
Its always great to see some shiny stones!



posted on Jul, 6 2015 @ 08:45 AM
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I love these awesome minerals. Wish I could have been there to take them out of the earth myself.



posted on Jul, 6 2015 @ 09:12 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

I love rocks and always have. When I find one I like I pick it up and put it in my pocket. It's something I've always done for some reason. When I was a kid my mom would wash my clothes and hear a thunk thunk thunk from the washer. It was rocks in my pockets lol. I like the ones in your pics. Those are so cool!



posted on Jul, 6 2015 @ 09:19 AM
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I know next to nothing about rocks, but wow, those pictures are beautiful!



posted on Jul, 6 2015 @ 09:38 AM
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a reply to: Hidinout

this dude is a rock hound



and this dude likes minerals




posted on Jul, 6 2015 @ 09:39 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

Awesome. The opals are particularly stunning. Here's some gratuitous use of images I'd previously uploaded:


Opal with "trapped ocean" :




Trovant ("growing stones" of Romania) :





posted on Jul, 6 2015 @ 09:42 AM
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that trapped ocean and one with the galaxy is pretty damn cool.

i have to admit, i like this kind of stuff i just know nothing about it.

i was on a kick for about 5 minutes where i was scouring the internet trying to find a cool starter collection of minerals to buy to get me going but i didnt. i was afraid i was going to get ripped by buying # i could find in my yard for free



posted on Jul, 6 2015 @ 09:48 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

Wow ! , they are stunning , I want that Sunset Fire Opal.



posted on Jul, 6 2015 @ 12:39 PM
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Ummmm.... that last photo with the kids....... is that Han Solo stuck in Carbonite in the background?



posted on Jul, 6 2015 @ 12:59 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

HAHAH i know how your parents felt then. Everyday after school i would have to check my 6 year olds pants, jacket, back pack ect.. for rocks.
Once she even brought home a chunk of asphalt lol



posted on Jul, 6 2015 @ 02:06 PM
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a reply to: macenroe82

Bringing home asphalt is hard core. I never quite got there but I did bring a chunk of concrete home once.



posted on Jul, 6 2015 @ 04:16 PM
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OMG, these are astoundingly beautiful! WOW!!!!!!!



posted on Jul, 6 2015 @ 06:32 PM
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a reply to: DAVID64

It's no wonder our ancestors ascribed magical powers to gems.

They ARE magic!



posted on Jul, 6 2015 @ 06:34 PM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: DAVID64

Awesome. The opals are particularly stunning. Here's some gratuitous use of images I'd previously uploaded:


Opal with "trapped ocean" :




Trovant ("growing stones" of Romania) :




Are the "growing stones" stromatelites?



posted on Jul, 6 2015 @ 06:38 PM
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originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: macenroe82

Bringing home asphalt is hard core. I never quite got there but I did bring a chunk of concrete home once.


When I was a kid I brought home some glass making slag. Initially I thought it was obsidian, but it had clearer (cola & green coulored) streaks and was too soft for real obsidian.



posted on Jul, 6 2015 @ 07:17 PM
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a reply to: chr0naut

Still and all I bet it's cool looking.
I have a bag of obsidian. I want to make arrow heads and knife blades out of it but don't want to mess them up. I'm going to practice on beer bottles first.



posted on Jul, 6 2015 @ 07:17 PM
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a reply to: chr0naut

Still and all I bet it's cool looking.
I have a bag of obsidian. I want to make arrow heads and knife blades out of it but don't want to mess them up. I'm going to practice on beer bottles first.



posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 05:05 AM
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a reply to: Hidinout

Oh, if you like agate, I gotta treat for you. I have a mortar and pestle made of agate. The bowl is about 5 inches tall and the pestle is 6 inches.





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