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Re: Found a nice stone?? Formerly known as Cheviot stone of the week....formerly known as big Cheviot agate

Post by Ladybird66 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:13 am

That’s the sort of thing I’d love to find. I saw a guy on the tube dissolving the outside rock to reveal a beautiful inner crystal.

Found this book on Cheviot Agates

https://www.agatesofscotland.co.uk/Scot ... 0cover.jpg

Can’t wait to see what’s inside. Well found Rory. I’ve got a brooch that was my Nans with agates in it.



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Post by fred » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:29 am

Love 'interesting rocks' myself. Can't think how I missed this post before. A fascinating read anyway. ::g
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Post by Lowland » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:37 am

sweepstick47 wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:39 pm
There's some grand colours going on there. It would make a nice cabinet display feature (for your fossil collection) with a hole drilled and a 3 volt 'micro-light' placed inside.
Regards ss47
That’s a great idea drilling a hole into it for lighting!
Would look spectacular....where’s my drill? ::g
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Post by Lowland » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:38 am

Oxgirl36 wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:56 pm
I love this thread ::g :D
Me too oxgirl-some bonny stones ::g
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Post by Lowland » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:40 am

Easylife wrote:
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Very nice rocks Rory, but I can see them taking over the house soon. :))
Cheers easylife-were past them filling up the hoose :))
I’m at the ‘large group of stones re-moved out’ stage of proceedings.
Makes room for more ::g
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Post by Lowland » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:43 am

Ladybird66 wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:13 am
That’s the sort of thing I’d love to find. I saw a guy on the tube dissolving the outside rock to reveal a beautiful inner crystal.

Found this book on Cheviot Agates

https://www.agatesofscotland.co.uk/Scot ... 0cover.jpg

Can’t wait to see what’s inside. Well found Rory. I’ve got a brooch that was my Nans with agates in it.
Hey ladybird-that book is drool worthy-Scottish agates are generally (not always)quite small but
Are second to none for variety in form and colour.
I’d love to metal detect /find a piece of scotch pebble Jewellery in a silver mount.
Cheers ::g
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Re: Found a nice stone?? Formerly known as Cheviot stone of the week....formerly known as big Cheviot agate

Post by geoman » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:12 am

Some excellent specimens on show. The one where you thought the piece had calcite crystals on the surface look more like barytes whilst the "moss " in some pieces is probably a mineral called chlorite.

Keep up the good work saving these pieces for us all to see.

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Post by Lowland » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:28 am

geoman wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:12 am
Some excellent specimens on show. The one where you thought the piece had calcite crystals on the surface look more like barytes whilst the "moss " in some pieces is probably a mineral called chlorite.

Keep up the good work saving these pieces for us all to see.
Hi geo man-that’s great to now-always kind of suspected it was chlorite-
when I see green rocks I get excited (sad)
The perfect football sized lump of moss agate is out there somewhere ::g
Thanks for the heads up on the calcite/barytes mix up too.
Nice one ::g
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Post by Lowland » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:23 am

Managed to get a few pictures of this curious Little Rock-
When I found it I thought that’s heavy!
No wonder-it’s a little geode of very shiny very heavy metal crystals.
Not galena/lead.

The structure is very Brittle and they are not very hard at all
-Have grown on very granular white quartz crystals.
Any body have more of a clue than me-I’m thinking it’s a pure metal
off the periodic table ?
Hard to get a close enough look to see their exact form....
They have not tarnished in contact with air .
Cheery
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Re: Found a nice stone?? Formerly known as Cheviot stone of the week....formerly known as big Cheviot agate

Post by littleboot » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:58 pm

I was looking at likely minerals but came across this link Rory which I found fascinating ....

https://www.holyroodpr.co.uk/jeweller_d ... _scotland/

One way of finding out what mineral that is would be to draw the metal crystals across a piece of paper...you know, make a 'streak' across the paper. The colour of the streak will help indicate what metal it is.
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Post by Lowland » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:24 pm

littleboot wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:58 pm
I was looking at likely minerals but came across this link Rory which I found fascinating ....

https://www.holyroodpr.co.uk/jeweller_d ... _scotland/

One way of finding out what mineral that is would be to draw the metal crystals across a piece of paper...you know, make a 'streak' across the paper. The colour of the streak will help indicate what metal it is.
Hi LB
That’s a great link-very interesting-thank you ::g
Aye I think a streak test is in the offing and might provide the answer
.....mind
Last time I did that I made the papers :D
Wish it hadn’t been so cold 8-|
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Post by littleboot » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:37 pm

=)) Not really the ideal climate for it I must say...
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Post by Swany » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:52 pm

I missed this post also, so interesting, stunning pics ::g

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Post by Ladybird66 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:41 pm

I’ve got a stone I picked up in Scotland years ago. While looking for the name I came across the attached.
Look and dribble :D

http://www.geologyin.com/2014/12/10-mos ... rarer.html

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Post by geoman » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:44 pm

The "metal " looks to be specular hematite Lowland.

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Post by Lowland » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:46 pm

geoman wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:44 pm
The "metal " looks to be specular hematite Lowland.
Thank you again geoman ::g
After chasing up specular haematite-your on the money!
I’m familiar with other forms of haematite but this is a new one to me.
You’ve saved me hours of headscratching :D
Nice find then!
Cheers very much
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Post by Lowland » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:47 pm

Ladybird66 wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:41 pm
I’ve got a stone I picked up in Scotland years ago. While looking for the name I came across the attached.
Look and dribble :D

http://www.geologyin.com/2014/12/10-mos ... rarer.html
Wowsers....some dream gems there ladybird ::g
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Post by Lowland » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:48 pm

Swany wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:52 pm
I missed this post also, so interesting, stunning pics ::g

PM sent :D
Pm received Swany ::g
No problemo sir.
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Post by Lowland » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:48 am

Just to put some colour on this page!
Here’s a weathered flake of very hard fine jasper
Found up the forestry track site.
Which looks worth a more detailed wander up.
Lovely colours -could do with a really big chunk of this :D
Cheers
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Post by Ladybird66 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:22 pm

Lowland wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:23 am
Managed to get a few pictures of this curious Little Rock-
When I found it I thought that’s heavy!
No wonder-it’s a little geode of very shiny very heavy metal crystals.
Not galena/lead.

The structure is very Brittle and they are not very hard at all
-Have grown on very granular white quartz crystals.
Any body have more of a clue than me-I’m thinking it’s a pure metal
off the periodic table ?
Hard to get a close enough look to see their exact form....
They have not tarnished in contact with air .
Cheery
::g

Do you think it could be Pyrite ? It comes in all shapes and colours as far as I can see.

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Post by Lowland » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:11 pm

Ladybird66 wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:22 pm
[quote=Lowland post_id=949136 time=1543404228 user_id=20984
::g

Do you think it could be Pyrite ? It comes in all shapes and colours as far as I can see.
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Hiya ladybird-geoman has nailed it a bit Above-
Specular haematite....great name,
It’s really heavy and the first bit I’ve found-out of a lot of stones ::g
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Post by Lowland » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:45 am

Last bit for a while-promise !😳back to metal detecting ,it can’t come soon enough :-SS
This is a chunk knocked out of a slightly bigger bit -from the forestry track haul.
chipped down into a mini specimen ,
it’s the only way I can get lots of stones into the house.
It fractured very readily-might knap well?
Lovely toffee yellow jasper with small pockets of quartz crystals,
Makes a Good contrast with the red jasper above ::g
I-) cheers I-)
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Post by Lowland » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:58 pm

Borrowed a dog and tired it out on a trek.
Followed a forestry trail..crystal clear blue skies
Found a few keepers...here’s a bucket lister for me
Cheviot smoky quartz.
The nail biter with bits like this is it’s been exposed to the elements a year or two ,
And as such they can crumble in front of your eyes.
Not this one-after a bit of a clean up and knock the loose off...
Lovely.interedtingg info about smoky quartz here-
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoky_quartz
Apparently also very good fer yer chakras :D
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Post by geoman » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:47 am

Looks as though you had a great day out.

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Post by Swany » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:14 am

Nice before and after pics mate of the Cheviot smoky quartz, you bettered my last day out, lost my garrett carrot, laid down next to a findspot then walked away, Just can't find it ;;z
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Post by WVAM » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:25 am

Lowland wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:58 pm
Borrowed a dog and tired it out on a trek.
Followed a forestry trail..crystal clear blue skies
Found a few keepers...here’s a bucket lister for me
Cheviot smoky quartz.
The nail biter with bits like this is it’s been exposed to the elements a year or two ,
And as such they can crumble in front of your eyes.
Not this one-after a bit of a clean up and knock the loose off...
Lovely.interedtingg info about smoky quartz here-
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoky_quartz
Apparently also very good fer yer chakras :D
As a detectorist you should be supplying this lot ;)
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Post by Lowland » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:56 am

geoman wrote:
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Looks as though you had a great day out.
Thanks geoman-the hard part is knowing when to turn round and head for the car!
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Swany wrote:
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Nice before and after pics mate of the Cheviot smoky quartz, you bettered my last day out, lost my garrett carrot, laid down next to a findspot then walked away, Just can't find it ;;z
Thanks Swany,that’s a Disaster about the carrot-good excuse to head back out!
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Post by Lowland » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:02 am

WVAM wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:25 am
Lowland wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:58 pm
Borrowed a dog and tired it out on a trek.
Followed a forestry trail..crystal clear blue skies
Found a few keepers...here’s a bucket lister for me
Cheviot smoky quartz.
The nail biter with bits like this is it’s been exposed to the elements a year or two ,
And as such they can crumble in front of your eyes.
Not this one-after a bit of a clean up and knock the loose off...
Lovely.interedtingg info about smoky quartz here-
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoky_quartz
Apparently also very good fer yer chakras :D
As a detectorist you should be supplying this lot ;)
Hi WVAM,
Looks like a great shop,
I have in the past supplied a couple of shops with stones.
It’s crazy -if you buy an agate slice or whatever..
Invariably they are from Brazil-usually muddy brown colour
Then they dye them lurid shades of blue and pink??
Up at dynamic earth in Edinburgh for example-
Great selection of rocks-none from Scotland or even the UK x;
The Scottish ones I used to supply did pretty well/so well I couldn’t keep up.
Got tons of Material to process now-spare time is the biggest hold up these days :D
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Re: Agates and rocks from the cheviots..

Post by WVAM » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:04 am

Remember the shop?

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