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  1. #1
    trish76642

    What kind of minerals/gems are found in Texas?

    I've always wondered what kind of minerals/gems are found in Texas. Does anyone know? I love rocks and have always wondered about that. And where would one find them if they wanted to search?

    Of course this has nothing to do with finding minerals or gems in Texas, but my brother has dug up some beautiful huge pieces of petrified wood while doing exclavation work, alot of his pieces have brown crystals in them. I've often wondered while he's digging around in the dirt adding to his collection, what else should he be looking for besides petrified wood & Indian artifacts? He has lots of those too.

    Does anyone have any pictures of rocks, minerals, or gems found in Texas and are they worth anything?

    Thanks

    Trish

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    Re: What kind of minerals/gems are found in Texas?

    Hiya Trish!

    I've never rock hounded in TX but have in New Mexico (a great adventure for this Hoosier gal). Anyway, I recommend a couple of books; Gem Trails of Texas and Roadside Geology of Texas.

    I have the new Mexico versions and they did come in handy!

    HH
    Tori

  4. #3
    trish76642

    Re: What kind of minerals/gems are found in Texas?

    There you are! Was wondering where my little Tori went! Missed talking to you!

    Thanks for the advice girl! I'll look on Amazon.com and see if i can find those books! I've searched on the internet and i could never find any info. (I was probably searching wrong. )

    TTYL8TR


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    Re: What kind of minerals/gems are found in Texas?

    ohhh Trish YOU'VE been on my mind as I was reading an interesting paper and this is in connection to the chakras, etc... BUT I'll post in that thread soon.

    I've been SO busy...and am now on the downside and smoothing it all out

    I promise ya, those books are a great reference, or starting point!! Keep me posted omn your rock finds. I enjoy rock hounding almost as much as metal detecting!!!

    Hope all is well and swell your way!

  6. #5
    trish76642

    Re: What kind of minerals/gems are found in Texas?

    Well i just ordered two Roadside Geology of Texas books, one for me and one for my sweet little Daddy. I got one for $2.00 and another one for $4.00! Wanted to order Gem Trails of Texas from Amazon.com but that things kinda expensive! I'll keep searching for a good used one from another websight if i can find one.

    Thanks girl! I cant wait to read them!

    Looking forward to our conversations


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    Re: What kind of minerals/gems are found in Texas?

    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

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    trish76642

    Re: What kind of minerals/gems are found in Texas?

    Thank ya Sherman!

    Have a good un!

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    Re: What kind of minerals/gems are found in Texas?

    Texas? dat where you live?

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    trish76642

    Re: What kind of minerals/gems are found in Texas?

    Quote Originally Posted by aa battery
    Texas? dat where you live?
    Yep thats where i live dbl A. I'm a Texas girl, corn fed and country bred! lol
    Almost in the center part of Texas. How you been feeling AA? You ok? I hope so.

    lol...just dawned on me that you knew where i was...gonna have to keep my eye on you. lol
    forgot Texas is under my dang name! lmao....oh lord AA, your kill'n me!

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    Re: What kind of minerals/gems are found in Texas?

    feeling better got all that dope from the hospital out of my system

  12. #11
    trish76642

    Re: What kind of minerals/gems are found in Texas?

    Quote Originally Posted by aa battery
    feeling better got all that dope from the hospital out of my system
    Thats great! I kinda figured you were back to your old self when you caught me with my Dbl A guard down! LOL

  13. #12
    trish76642

    Re: What kind of minerals/gems are found in Texas?

    dont appologize Nick honey! what woman doesnt want a sweet little compliment every now and then? lol

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    us
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    Re: What kind of minerals/gems are found in Texas?

    In Mason county Texas they have blue topaz and a few ranches where you pay to hunt for it.
    http://www.masontxcoc.com/topaz.htm
    Dawn
    MCALLEN, TX

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    trish76642

    Re: What kind of minerals/gems are found in Texas?

    Quote Originally Posted by txkickergirl
    In Mason county Texas they have blue topaz and a few ranches where you pay to hunt for it.
    http://www.masontxcoc.com/topaz.htm
    wow...never knew that, that websight say Topas is the State Gem of Texas? Never knew that either!
    Thanks for posting that girlfriend! Interesting!

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    us
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    Re: What kind of minerals/gems are found in Texas?

    I didn't know either until I did a search for Texas gems. Now I really really want one of those star cut topaz in a necklace. It would be a 9hr trip for me but I just might have to go up for a long weekend and do a hunt.
    Dawn
    MCALLEN, TX

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    Re: What kind of minerals/gems are found in Texas?

    Hello all...I live in Texas as well,I have some pics that may help ya out some.
    flint & chert..

    I don't know what this one is..


    jasper or flint?

    Some calcite


    Marcasite I think..



    We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, We borrow it from our children.

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    us
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    Re: What kind of minerals/gems are found in Texas?

    thanks for posting those pics I was wondering what the difference between flint and chert was didn't indians use both in tool making?
    Dawn
    MCALLEN, TX

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    Re: What kind of minerals/gems are found in Texas?

    Chert is grainy-Flint is more glassy..imo..But yes they did use both..I will see if I can find some pics for ya if you like...Geo
    We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, We borrow it from our children.

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    Apr 2006
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    Re: What kind of minerals/gems are found in Texas?

    Just saw a Treasure Hunter show where she was hunting plume agate on a ranch somewhere in Texas.

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    us
    American by Birth ~ Gun Owner by Right ~ Jesus by Choice

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    Re: What kind of minerals/gems are found in Texas?

    yes we are suppose to have some real nice agate here. One of them being moss agate
    Dawn
    MCALLEN, TX

 

 
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