Mar 19, 2012, 07:02 PM
Re: $700+ worth of gemstones found with my detector
Amazing finds well done and HH
Mar 19, 2012 07:02 PM
Mar 23, 2012, 12:14 PM
You found stones with metal detector? Wow!!! They look amazing!
Apr 08, 2012, 08:10 AM
One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far
Apr 08, 2012, 10:41 PM
Peacock ore and COvellite are not the same.
Peacock ore looks similar, but is much harder. Covellite is really quite soft and is a mess to cut. Everything gets black and stinky.
BUT... Covellite has awesome purple and red color play when it is cut well. It's pretty rare these days.
I bought some at Quartzite and the guy told me he had to dive for it in an old quarry. Perhaps it's where that mine was.
It wasn't cheap even uncut.
I bought a really nice piece of Peacock Ore just the other day at one of those "buy a bag of rocks" places inside a store similar to Discover Store for $2.
I was hoping to cut it because it was so pretty.
Are those reflections off of a window onto your stones or are those lines actually on the Covellite?
Apr 10, 2012, 09:25 AM
I love ROCKS because they ROCK!
Looking For Rocks Is Just Like Golf, Always Keep Your Head Down!
Jun 07, 2012, 11:34 AM
Jun 08, 2012, 08:58 AM
I found this piece of what I think is jade in cyucas ca. I was wondering if anybody else knew about the treasures of jade in califorina?
Jun 08, 2012, 09:54 AM
Beautiful stones! Good Job!
Jun 14, 2012, 05:14 PM
very cool looking stone........did it give off a signal on your detector
Jul 09, 2012, 10:22 PM
Thanks for the complements on my stones...yes they are reflections of the windows on my house lol! The guy that polished them is VERY good! And yes, covellite is soft, I want to get some peices cut for cuff-links, but he will have to put a quartz cap on them to protect them, but it looks really cool because it gives them a really REDish-purple irridecent look to them. Ill post them when I get a chance to have them done!
Originally Posted by coinshooter
Jul 09, 2012, 10:25 PM
Yep Oldsalty! I use an Ace 250 and it rings up as a solid "dime" signal....weird huh? It is a copper ore and is pretty heavy, so it must have enough copper to set my detector off. There is also iron pyrite scattered throughout the rock, dont know if that also is setting it off.....
Originally Posted by oldsalty19
Aug 13, 2012, 06:23 PM
What an awesome find! So cool!
Aug 13, 2012, 07:50 PM
Those are beautiful! Love the blue!
Live and learn from digging the past.
Aug 14, 2012, 09:27 PM
Awesome find! Really cool looking
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