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Any ''Rockhounds'' Out There ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by 45alive, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. 45alive

    45alive South Douglas County- Orygun Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else here have ''Rocks'' in their head ? :s0107: Show us any kind of Rocks you may have, and if you don't know what they are I might know !:s0083: Any Rock'll Do, I sound like a Rooster. Precious, Semi-Precious or even ''Leaverites'' - Leave Em right there cause they ain't worth nothin ! :s0077: Rock On ! :s0069:
     
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  2. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    my granddad was. he had a massive pile of thunder eggs that were uncut he finally sold as he just could not manage it anymore.
     
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  3. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Yeah same here, my grandparents where. They spent days and days dragging home Bruno Jasper, petrified wood, geodes and anything else they could pull out of the hills. They made several tables that where polished rocks cast in acrylic that where really cool.
     
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  4. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Ooo, working on dinner know....I'll get you something. Dad was a rockhound and we used to go into the desert in Utah on the Honda 90s and haul out some good sized petrified rock. Got some mica, thunder eggs, trilobites, some stuff I have no idea what it is. I think I've got a small pile of petrified poop.?

    Mike
     
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  5. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Death Valley is a great place for gandering at geology.
    Some of those rocks move!
    Don't go in the summer though.

    lol
     
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  6. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    I like rocks, spent a lifetime building roads all over the state and hunted rocks in my spare time.....:D
     
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  7. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Found a meteorite once.
    I gave it away to a friend who used it to make a really cool Bowie knife.
    Man that thing could keep an edge.
     
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  8. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    I had an aunt and uncle that were rock hounds, and they said if you want to become one, buy a bag of marbles first.
    Then, every time you find a rock you want to keep, pick it up and leave a marble in its place.

    And when you've lost your marbles, you'll know you're a rock hound!







    I dunno, but that's what they told me!
     
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  9. 45alive

    45alive South Douglas County- Orygun Well-Known Member

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    Ya, your Aunt and Uncle were right.:s0164: I lost my Marbles and I am a Rockhound.:s0077:
     
  10. 45alive

    45alive South Douglas County- Orygun Well-Known Member

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    rocks1.jpg rocks2.jpg rocks3.jpg You can see here that I have Rocks all over my House. These are just a few !
     
  11. 45alive

    45alive South Douglas County- Orygun Well-Known Member

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    My Wifey is the Interior Decorator, we are both Rocknuts.
     
  12. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Some fools gold and tiger eye pieces. 002.JPG 003.JPG 011.JPG 012.JPG 016.JPG
     
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  13. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Wait! That's the storyline from "The Iron Mistress," the movie about Jim Bowie's life story! ;) LOL!!!
     
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    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's were I got the idea. He was suppose to make two hunting knives. One for me and one for him.
    I lugged that heavy rock for over six miles out of the Arizona desert and never did see a dime after he sold that knife.
     
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  15. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    I got an agate with water trapped inside it:D.
     
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  16. 45alive

    45alive South Douglas County- Orygun Well-Known Member

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    45alive South Douglas County- Orygun Well-Known Member

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    You sure he made a knife with it ?:s0076: Certain kinds of Meteorites are worth BIG $s !:s0163: Oregon has some of the biggest Meteorites in the WORLD, there is one that landed near Port Orford and another in the Willamette Valley. :s0083:
     
  18. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This all happened in 1980 the week when Mt. St. Helens blew it's top.
    Someone else had found it, marked it with a pile of rocks by the side of the trail that led up to an abandoned silver mine.
    From what I was told, it wasn't one of those museum pieces, just a fist sized lump of heavy iron.
    My friend was learning metallurgy and blacksmith forging, so I gave it to him expecting something in return.
     
  19. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    One of the cutest movies is The Long Long Trailer with Lucille Ball. She collects tons of rocks on their trip and of course, hilarity ensues.

    longlong2.jpg
     
  20. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That just sucks! It sounded so cool, I was going to ask if you could post a photo of it! Bet he made some big $$$$ on that!