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Author Topic: Working with crystals/stones/minerals/gems.  (Read 1248 times)

SylverSparro

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« on: January 12, 2013, 05:27:01 pm »
So that's what I wanna do. It love to order some from a catalog. When I was you get I used to receive a catalog that had geodes, rough stones, and such... But I can't remember the name of it. I though it was fire mountain gems, but it's not. I just got it in the mail and it doesn't have stuff like that. Just very worked polished pieces, but the beads are axing from them. Anyway if you have an insight on this lemme know.

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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2013, 05:50:56 pm »
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So that's what I wanna do. It love to order some from a catalog. When I was you get I used to receive a catalog that had geodes, rough stones, and such... But I can't remember the name of it. I though it was fire mountain gems, but it's not. I just got it in the mail and it doesn't have stuff like that. Just very worked polished pieces, but the beads are axing from them. Anyway if you have an insight on this lemme know.

 

Are you able to collect your own? I have had far better results working with ordinary pebbles picked up from a flowerbed or rough ground  or beach than any fancy crystal.  In fact the hagstone I wear constantly on the wrist was picked up from a driveway of a hotel many years ago.

Much cheaper and much more environmentally friendly.

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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2013, 09:58:47 pm »
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Are you able to collect your own? I have had far better results working with ordinary pebbles picked up from a flowerbed or rough ground  or beach than any fancy crystal.  In fact the hagstone I wear constantly on the wrist was picked up from a driveway of a hotel many years ago.

Much cheaper and much more environmentally friendly.

I can but idk how to identify them.

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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 09:04:47 am »
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I can but idk how to identify them.

Depending on what you want to do with them, it's probably not necessary to ID them.

If you're curious about what kinds of rocks you're picking up, your local library should have some basic geology books and rocks & minerals field guides.

Most rock identification is not really that difficult, once you have an idea of the basic geology of your area.
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2013, 09:06:58 am »
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Anyway if you have an insight on this lemme know.

What is it that you want insight about?  Where to find rocks?  How to ID them?  How to work with them?  Something else?
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 11:10:21 am »
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Depending on what you want to do with them, it's probably not necessary to ID them.

If you're curious about what kinds of rocks you're picking up, your local library should have some basic geology books and rocks & minerals field guides.

Most rock identification is not really that difficult, once you have an idea of the basic geology of your area.

I bought audobons field quite to North American rocks and minerals(I think that's what it's called) waiting for it in the mail. Thank you.

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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2013, 08:09:47 pm »
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So that's what I wanna do. It love to order some from a catalog. When I was you get I used to receive a catalog that had geodes, rough stones, and such... But I can't remember the name of it. I though it was fire mountain gems, but it's not. I just got it in the mail and it doesn't have stuff like that. Just very worked polished pieces, but the beads are axing from them. Anyway if you have an insight on this lemme know.

 
It's advisable to buy crystals in person so you can get a feel for which ones are for you and you can see if they're real

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