Monday, August 18, 2008

A Missouri Creek on the neigboring property

I have just always loved this creek, to me it's very typical of some terrific Missouri Ozarks scenery.

An Awesome Cave

This is a cave in Missouri that we checked out for some arrowheads. We of course had to explore the cave a bit. No one has been it for about 15 years that we know of, the area used to be used for a kids camp. The opening is now covered by fallen trees. You can see the years of mud flow into it, but a smaller cave with lots of character. Sad thing is, all the years of kids have broken off many of the stalagtites and such.

There is no trash in the cave thankfully except one soda can from the early 80s. There is some writing on the cave ceiling and walls, but not bad, I wiped a bit off, so luckily it hasn't been trashed.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

More stuff from the Brushy Creek Mine in the Viburnum Trend. I love the tiny calcite crystals on this piece.

We haven't posted in awhile, lots of new stuff to add and we've been getting lucky where a good friend has been giving us some great specimens from the Brushy Creek Mine out of the Viburnum trend.

So will post some of those! And some are available for sale as I have quite a bit now, so just drop us a line.

This is a piece from the Brushy Creek Mine out of the Viburnum Trend. It has pyrite and dolomite. It's a gorgeous piece.

Smaller piece of the same stuff.

Here's a standard piece of straight galena. I don't have a scale here, but this little cube is close to a pound if not over it.

This is some terrific calcite crystals with pyrite, dolomite, galena and I believe some sphalerite.

Hope you enjoy. Will get some more posted here in a bit.