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    Sweet. I go to the local gem and mineral show every year, but that tops anything I see(sort of like seeing cp in the wild as opposed to somebody's collection).
    I also agree with Ozzy about the fence lizard. I miss those from NC when I was a kid(and skinks).

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]sort of like seeing cp in the wild as opposed to somebody's collection
    Good analogy Joe. I've always wondered what it looked like inside a mineral mine. Now I have an idea, although mines vary. It would be cool to go into a mine where there are more crystals to be seen.

    The mica plate is over a foot...there were larger ones. In the "mixture of stuff" photo, you can see a book of mica turned sideways at the top. It looks like black, striations. Those are the "leaves" seen from the side instead of front-on. Most of the mica plates had the hexagonal crystal shape though usually irregular. The mica was fascinating and loads of it. And of course amazonite everywhere you looked.

    The hoe photo is up now. That was just sticking out of the rock. I don't know if that was just for fun or had a purpose.

    Digging on the surface, I found some garnet, mica schist with garnet, kyanite, star quartz, quartz, unakite and what I believe is serpentine. Some of the material you find there is seeded, but most isn't. They toss out some Brazilian quartz crystals and I found 3 of those.

    I wonder if the lizard and frog fell into the mine. That's terrible. I wonder if it can live down there. I also saw a cricket or something so I guess it could eat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (PlantAKiss @ June 06 2006,12:17)][

    OK...not expecting to see a hoe. Don't ask me how or why. lol
    I guess no matter where you go there's always hoes.
    There's a tunnel at the end of the light...

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    Moderator Schmoderator Fluorescent fluorite, England PlantAKiss's Avatar
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    ROFL I should have known somebody would say something. Its even on its "back" too. lol Tsk tsk, Dyflam.
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    Is there a bumper sticker that says, "I survived Morefield Mine"?

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    I like the plagioclase thats near the microline (amazonite) its hard to find samples that large and nice especially when mining it would mean geting a chunk with sky blue amazonite!
    Mens Et Manus

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    I'm glad to see you got out of there before the Devil got you Suzanne.

    That must have been a great trip.

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