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    Dave,
    I have never hounded in CT.

    At Power's Farm here in NY I was digging out mica crystals big as your palm and 4 inches thick! I found a great Topaz xtal there, and some very good Rutile xtals. Like so many other cool spots this is now closed to collecting.
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    Yeah, we weren't allowed to take any home, either.

    You ever grow your own crystal? Not exactly a gemstone, but it's cool to see them form nonetheless.
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    I have grown some different xtals....alum is pretty neat. I was working on Halite too but it took too long. My attention span as a kid was measured in nanoseconds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]My attention span as a kid was measured in nanoseconds.
    Ha! And now you grow plants that take for freakin' ever to do anything! My how we change....
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    how do you grow rocks sounds interesting
    They say if you play a Microsoft CD backwards, you hear satanic messages. Thats nothing, cause if you play it forwards, it installs Windows.

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    You have to make a supersaturated solution by dissolving the specific chemical in water. A string is suspended with a single seed crystal on the end of the form you want to make. As the solution cools, the water can no longer hold all the salt in solution, and it gets elecrtochemicaly deposited on this seed crystal. Over time, the molecules stack up into the typical crystal form. It takes a lot of time to produce a good sized specimen.

    Yeah Schloaty I have changed a lot since I was 9. I have a lot of patience now that the rust has set in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]My attention span as a kid was measured in nanoseconds.
    LOLZ [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

    I have heard of growing crytals b4 though...off to Toy'S rus!

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    Man, I'm getting so jelous of ya'll finding gemstones on your doorsteps... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Rattler, sorry, I forgot to mention that the opals were raw stones, not yet cut and polished, still engraved in rock. Some are boulder opals...

    Jason

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