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Author Topic: Some BC finds from the past couple years  (Read 19918 times)

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Offline mcbain

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Re: Some BC finds from the past couple years
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2016, 07:08:08 PM »
Great pics.Now I know where Snowpanner dissapeared too. ;D ;D.Luck Mcbain.
I started out with nothing Istill have most of it.

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Re: Some BC finds from the past couple years
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2016, 09:13:17 AM »
I love the pictures.  Keep 'em coming!

Have you tried etching some of the calcite rocks with muriatic acid?  I bet there are some outstanding crystals hiding. 
See my YouTube channel for fun amateur video:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnz8kX6AZOeZbRt0F9XqVJA

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Re: Some BC finds from the past couple years
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2016, 01:23:11 PM »
Have done some experiments with limited success. Its amazing how much quartz is actually in most of the stuff. Ive done a few calcites but not found any superb xtals as of yet. Then there was 5 gallon bucket with 2 gallon muratic and i plunked in a head sized sandstone conglomerate and created a super acid volcano in my back yard. End product was awesome but i still have a deadspot on my lawn. The acid is not cheap here and has little effect on 75% + of the stuff i find. Hard to know what to try it on and the town water is treated minimal and does a poor job rinsing. Find lots of things dipped in acid end up weeping staining yellow tears no matter how good of rinse job i do.

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Re: Some BC finds from the past couple years
« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2016, 06:30:27 PM »
As you say, it sure is fun to watch bubble, is not cheap and is a very effective (non selective) plant killer for sure - even after it seems to be depleted.  I like using it on rocks with calcite in a hollow, that have shown other mineralization or crystals on the outside.  As a rule of thumb, it dissolves the "ites" which typically contain a carbon atom.  I am not expert (yet), but have found my best crystals with it   Actually, I find a 50:50 water/acid mix is almost as effective as full strength for what I do (add water first) and you can always top up the acid later if it stops working. 
See my YouTube channel for fun amateur video:
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Re: Some BC finds from the past couple years
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2017, 12:48:52 PM »
Great collection, which part of BC do head out from, really nice scenery and rocks!!  Great to see you enjoying the outdoors!!

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Re: Some BC finds from the past couple years
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2017, 08:07:36 AM »
Almost everything you see is within 100km radius of valemount. Sorry for the late reply this forum has gone pretty stagnant and I'm working nightshift in loydminster.