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Old 04-29-2011, 09:19 PM
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Wondering if we have any serious Rockhounds around here?
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I have a regular kit bag I carry in the truck. It is an old army map case and it holds a small magnifier, 2 Estwing rock hammers, some cold chisels, and newspaper to wrap the goodies in after collection.
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John,
I use to be an avid rockhound (Use to be an avid lots of things) but now with fishing taking over most my weekend outings, I only make one or two serious rockhounding trips a year.

Although I am always keeping my eyes peeled for something new and find plenty of leaverites its nothing like putting in the hardwork and sweat, to get to the goods.

So how about yourself? You do a bit of rockhounding I am guessing, what type of rocks do you tend to find??

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Well, my dad was a Rockhound and I was usually always with him on his various trips, they were dependent on what he was looking for, fossils, topaz, petrified wood, etc.

I still enjoy going down south around Delta and looking for Trilobites occasionally. Ever dug for them?

The reason I started this thread (ages ago) was to see if anyone was into Bruneau Jasper. I have some very high end material that is doing no good just sitting in a crate.
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John,
I never have dug for Trilobites at least with any success.
It seems like any more when I do get the chance to get out rock hounding I am usually looking for quartz crystals.
But several years back I had hit just about every spot in the Utah rock hounding guide book, some places being more promising than others.
I also use to do lots of silversmith work making jewelry and such just as a hobby.
Bruneau Jasper is pretty stuff and would work well for great pendent pieces, but my silversmith work station has since turned into my fly tying station...
I have a crate or two loaded with materials also, itís not doing much good collecting dust but on occasion its fun to look at and one day I hope to make jewelry again.
I use to regularly go to the gem show down in Tuscan and quartzite but once again my priorities have changed.
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Heck, maybe we oughta get together and head to Delta sometime before it gets hot again. It's close enough for a daytrip.
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I've been a serious rock hound since I was a kid. If you were to step into my living room you know two things about me in under two minutes. I fish a lot and I collect rocks. Three things if you notice I'm not the best house keeper on the planet.
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Watson,
Whattaya think, maybe wanna consider a daytrip for Trilobites around Spring Break sometime?
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The reason I started this thread (ages ago) was to see if anyone was into Bruneau Jasper. I have some very high end material that is doing no good just sitting in a crate.
Jasper is a good material for flint knapping. Another hobby of mine. I've never tried Bruneau Jasper but I have some Picture Jasper that knaps like candy.
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