Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Botryoidal drusy and more

This is hematite after pyrite on the drusy in the photo above.

The sun isn't being very cooperative today, so took a few pictures anyways. These pieces have tons of sparkle, hopefully the sun will get more cooperative in the days to come and get some better pictures!

More finds from May 25, 2008.

Sun popped out for a few minutes today. This is a piece that was found May 25, 2008. I'll be adding some more pics as I take them today as these are some of our nicest finds. Some great botryoidal pieces that are practically flawless. This piece is especially nice as it's so large.

Just some more pictures so I can get this blog kind of started out. I've never done a blog, but have had lots of people asking about pictures and such. The truck load is a load that was taken to a rockshop. The owner has helped us out tremendously with learning about our drusy and he's definitely been a "contributor" of our rock trips. The pallet is drusy we've cleaned, some we keep, some is sold :(

Chistmas Day of 2007 we went rockhunting. Most of our family had celebrated the day before and it was a very warm day for Missouri. So we grabbed a friend and went rockhunting. These are a few of the smaller pieces we found and then I practiced with the digital camera and a photo tent.

The above 2 pieces were found in 2007. The above right picture is an awesome piece that we actuallly still have, but it's because I've gone back and forth on whether to sell it. I'm trying to no be greedy, so it finally made it's way into a booth I have at an antique mall. It was found as is and made the perfect shelf display specimen.
I'm still learning how to use this blog sight, so be patient. The piece pictured below was found in 2007, one of our first pieces of drusy with great calcite crystals growing on it. This piece helped fund our trip to New Mexico and Arizona in 07. This was actually found inside a hole in the side of a blasted area where limestone was being used.