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Author Topic: Stuff not to bring into the house  (Read 545 times)

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Offline mentalcoincoin

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Re: Stuff not to bring into the house
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2018, 05:20:49 PM »
Good advice doing rockhouding my truck camper has all kinds of stuff i do not no  what i have  must get a gieger counter and find out myself  all ready found radioactive rocks up at Eagle Pass BC    Finch  a CGPF  member confirmed  this to my surprise  Still not sure if this rock is hot or what  My eye balls are not glowing anyway  It might be ruby  with serpentine  any ideas or advice please thanks
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Re: Stuff not to bring into the house
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2018, 05:51:59 PM »
Poncho,

To let you down gently -  :-\ - probably not clear and often crystalline red Ruby, or Garnet, but more probably just Jasper.   [&whistle#]

Over the years, the old time miners seemed to call anything they found that was  red  "Ruby", and almost always it wasn't.   Garnet (in it's red variation) was often called "Ruby" because it was often  clear (some were very clear and dark red) and found as crystals.  Garnets are a variety of Quartz, and so are not nearly as hard as true Corundum (Ruby)crystals.   As an example of mis-naming, the "Ruby Sands" of fame in Nome was actually just a mix of small red Garnet crystals in the beach sand which sunlight would highlight.

https://www.google.com/search?q=ruby+mineral+facts&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby



https://www.google.com/search?q=garnet+mineral+facts&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-1

https://www.google.com/search?q=garnet+pictures&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-1


https://www.google.com/search?q=jasper+mineral+facts&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-1
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasper

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Re: Stuff not to bring into the house
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2018, 06:09:43 PM »
no guarantee but hold your watch near your suspect rock. If the hands glow bright you're likely right.

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Re: Stuff not to bring into the house
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2018, 08:31:26 PM »
Hi.Cannot be any worse than the stuff we get in soft drink cans.Wonder why people are going nuts.?
I started out with nothing Istill have most of it.

 


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