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  1. #1

    Feb 2006
    Minelab Explorer ll
    16 times

    Quartz ???

    I found this piece on top of the ground near a river that I was detecting last summer. At first I thought perhaps something that someone tried to polish. Could this just be natural quartz? It looks and feels like glass though. Any ideas
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  2. #2
    Jul 2005
    New Mexico
    White's XLT
    16 times

    Re: Quartz ???

    With the shape, it certainly looks like natural quartz. Nice find!
    We all know there's no such thing as a "hunted out" location. Let's stop using that phrase to describe a park out of which you just dug a pile of coins! Obviously that particular place wasn't "hunted out", right?

  3. #3

    Feb 2004
    GS5 X-5 GMT
    169 times

    Re: Quartz ???

    Yes beautiful quartz crystal. Yes it looks like glass because quartz is nature's glass(same material).


  4. #4

    Mar 2007
    West "by god" Virginia
    Fishers CZ5 and 1280X
    6 times

    Re: Quartz ???

    There are locales in NH where they are found, Moat Mt. being one of them and many other spots in the Mount Washington valley. Other like-varieties in that area include smokey quartz and amethyst.

    Specimens are often found in the river bottoms of steep mountain valleys when exposed pockets wash out during heavy rains. In some cases you can actually hike up a washout and discover more specimens or even the pocket itself.

    That is a very nice specimen you have there!


  5. #5

    Apr 2007
    Springfield, TN
    Bounty Hunter 202

    Re: Quartz ???

    I agree; natural, and a mighty nice find there
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  6. #6

    Feb 2006
    Minelab Explorer ll
    16 times

    Re: Quartz ???

    Thank you to all for your information. I will take another trip over to that area and scout around a bit. Maybe there are some more pieces lying around there. Now that you told me about quartz lying in river bottoms I'm guessing that it washed out of the river during the past two springs when the river flooded over the entire area. Thanks again 8)
    Holding history in our hands is a treasure in itself.
                             ~Minelab EXll~

  7. #7

    Oct 2005
    Central Minnesota
    GTI 1500, Tesoro Silver U max
    1 times

    Re: Quartz ???

    Great quality and very clear!
    Is it a Jacket on or Jacket off day?

  8. #8

    May 2006
    berks, PA

    Re: Quartz ???

    nice terminated quartz (that means the one end
    has a natural termination)
    You may want to check mindat.org for mine locations in
    the area....
    here is the link to new hampshire mines (since I don't know
    exactly where you are)
    Each site will list the mine and the minerals found there.




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