Something Different (when you can't metal detect)

Steve in PA

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I don't get out much with the detector in the summer months. In fact, I haven't dug a hole since Memorial Day. But I found something else to occupy my time until the fall season.

A friend turned me on to a spot along some railroad tracks where you can find these crystals. I am told the yellow ones are Citrine, and the deep purple ones are Amathyst. There is also a lot of white Quartz.

Here are my better ones from yesterday. Spent about 1.5 hours before it got too hot.
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I have been filling these bottles with them. I have also been filling small bottles with the little pieces and giving them to friends.
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Here the better ones I have collected over the last few weeks, minus those I have given to people.
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Thanks for looking folks :thumbsup:
 
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Steve in PA

Steve in PA

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I showed my brother a picture. He makes jewelry. He said it's pretty common stuff and not jewery quality. But he didn't look at them first hand. I'll bring some next time I see him and see what he thinks.
 

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I don't get out much with the detector in the summer months. In fact, I haven't dug a hole since Memorial Day. But I found something else to occupy my time until the fall season.

A friend turned me on to a spot along some railroad tracks where you can find these crystals. I am told the yellow ones are Citrine, and the deep purple ones are Amathyst. There is also a lot of white Quartz.

Here are my better ones from yesterday. Spent about 1.5 hours before it got too hot.
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I have been filling these bottles with them. I have also been filling small bottles with the little pieces and giving them to friends.
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Here the better ones I have collected over the last few weeks, minus those I have given to people.
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Thanks for looking folks :thumbsup:
Very Cool!!! The purple ones do look like Amethyst. Congrats!!!
 

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Thank you for sharing! Now I know what that shiny yellow rock I found is! Citrine! Nice collection!
 

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I don't get out much with the detector in the summer months. In fact, I haven't dug a hole since Memorial Day. But I found something else to occupy my time until the fall season.

A friend turned me on to a spot along some railroad tracks where you can find these crystals. I am told the yellow ones are Citrine, and the deep purple ones are Amathyst. There is also a lot of white Quartz.

Here are my better ones from yesterday. Spent about 1.5 hours before it got too hot.
View attachment 2036989

I have been filling these bottles with them. I have also been filling small bottles with the little pieces and giving them to friends.
View attachment 2036990
View attachment 2036992

Here the better ones I have collected over the last few weeks, minus those I have given to people.
View attachment 2036993

Thanks for looking folks :thumbsup:
very cool, thanks for posting that
 

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I don't get out much with the detector in the summer months. In fact, I haven't dug a hole since Memorial Day. But I found something else to occupy my time until the fall season.

A friend turned me on to a spot along some railroad tracks where you can find these crystals. I am told the yellow ones are Citrine, and the deep purple ones are Amathyst. There is also a lot of white Quartz.

Here are my better ones from yesterday. Spent about 1.5 hours before it got too hot.
View attachment 2036989

I have been filling these bottles with them. I have also been filling small bottles with the little pieces and giving them to friends.
View attachment 2036990
View attachment 2036992

Here the better ones I have collected over the last few weeks, minus those I have given to people.
View attachment 2036993

Thanks for looking folks :thumbsup:
Those are some beautiful stones!
 

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Those are neat! Take two pieces of glass and build a wood frame that would allow for an inch of space between them, fill the space with the crystals, and hang it up in a window that gets direct sun. It makes a great prism-like hanger that looks kinda like stained glass. I have made them with multi-colored glass shards before.
 

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Looks good Steve :)
 
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Steve in PA

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Those are neat! Take two pieces of glass and build a wood frame that would allow for an inch of space between them, fill the space with the crystals, and hang it up in a window that gets direct sun. It makes a great prism-like hanger that looks kinda like stained glass. I have made them with multi-colored glass shards before.
That's and interesting idea.
 

Clad2Silver

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Nice little gems. When I was a kid I remember finding some rocks that had small garnets on them and I chipped them off and saved them. Would putting these stones of yours in a rock tumbler make them shiny, or would it just ruin them?
 

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Very cool
I might start looking for crystals too
 
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Steve in PA

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Nice little gems. When I was a kid I remember finding some rocks that had small garnets on them and I chipped them off and saved them. Would putting these stones of yours in a rock tumbler make them shiny, or would it just ruin them?
That's a good question. I don't have a rock tumbler. but it might be worth getting one and trying some out. I did run into a guy where I find these that said he puts them in a rock tumbler.
 

TX75972

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Definitely worth buying a rock tumbler & giving the stones a bit of polish. Besides using them in or on clear glass panels, some people but them in jewelry bezel pendants. Orgone energy enthusiasts use them in their handmade orgone generators. You could also mount them in clusters of the same stone in a lapidary display case & sell them. They make great gifts for kids. Include a short history on each stone, as well.
 

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