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    us
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    Can we identify this stone?

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ID:	877331I am not a rock hound but find it interesting though. If my metal detector doesn't ping, I more than likely don't pick up things. However, on a recent kayaking day trip, a buddy and myself pulled onto a dirt/sand bar and I looked down to see this glistening in about a foot of very clear cold water. It is about the size of your thumb and has dark red stones (Garnet?) in a softer looking substrate with some mica and other sparkling minerals. It caught my eye because it was different than any other rock around it. I threw it in my cooler pack. Would like to know if it is common to the North Carolina foothills and what it might be. The photo isn't as bright as the real stone. It would probably look neat if tumbled and polished.

    Thanks
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    us
    I collect Artifacts and Vintage Collectibles and Rocks.

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    Schist with Garnet inclusions, nice find
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    Personal finds were on private property which I have permission to hunt.
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    us
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    I agree with rock but dont tumble it

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    Brian T. Booth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tango Kilo View Post
    <img src="http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=877331"/>I am not a rock hound but find it interesting though. If my metal detector doesn't ping, I more than likely don't pick up things. However, on a recent kayaking day trip, a buddy and myself pulled onto a dirt/sand bar and I looked down to see this glistening in about a foot of very clear cold water. It is about the size of your thumb and has dark red stones (Garnet?) in a softer looking substrate with some mica and other sparkling minerals. It caught my eye because it was different than any other rock around it. I threw it in my cooler pack. Would like to know if it is common to the North Carolina foothills and what it might be. The photo isn't as bright as the real stone. It would probably look neat if tumbled and polished.

    Thanks
    Rock hit the nail on the head. Awesome find. Yes that is common in the western North Carolina region.

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    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian T. Booth View Post
    Rock hit the nail on the head. Awesome find. Yes that is common in the western North Carolina region.
    I knew that cause I have found it in a area near me where I live. Just the garnets I found were quite tiny.
    1 for rock and 10000. for everyone else
    Personal finds were on private property which I have permission to hunt.
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