I like the odd crystals that have gone through some shit during their growth and withstood, or even thrived, in the forces. This one’s been through it all and looks better for it. Broken and healed over. It helps me in life when I look at people who seem to have it all with ease, they are like boring normal crystals, I’m this junky one that’s been through some shit but eventually will look better than the normal ones if healed and regrown correctly. Told ya I was a crystal and not human, it all makes sense now. Loool. 😆✌️
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Repost because IG nerf’d the quality of the last one when I edited the title. Going digging in a couple hours, just got off work and sunrise is in 5 hours with a 2 hour drive in, I need at least 4 hours sleep to put in a strong dig day, I’d prefer 8, one of those unseen parts of taking the hobby to the next level. . . .
To the guy in my last post that called me a crack head for saying rainbow obsidian doesn’t have to be wet to show color. The way you engage in debates by shutting off opposing viewpoints and instantly retorting to name calling isn’t healthy for your growth. I don’t mind when people accidentally say something wrong on my page but if your going to make it a point to shit on any opposing views with no base and get nasty I will attack your ignorance till you block me and go elsewhere... When mining obsidian not all obsidian is colored, this is why it’s common for obsidian miners to find the orientation of the layers in the obsidian and knap off a chunk to expose these layers. This is how you judge if your pieces are regular obsidian or rainbow obsidian. Here’s a piece of unpolished, dry, stabilized, rainbow obsidian at the mine site, with a corner knapped off to see color. Sooo... yeah... let’s stay positive, have healthy intellectual debates, grow together, and let’s not call each other crack heads. 💎⛏
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I bought this local pyrite specimen when I was about 18 at a gold supply store, it gave my local county as the locality and sparked my interest in collecting other sellable minerals from the county other than gold. This opened my eyes to the variety of hidden mineral resources in my local range. Funny thing is I never found the source of this material but I did find crystals and we all know where that lead me.. 💎⛏
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Inspired by @trailedby20hounds recent pyrite discovery, went lookin at my small cubes, most pyrite cubes in this area are actually pseudomorphs, where the pyrite eroded and was replaced by minerals into a super dense casting of the eroded cube. (Second Video is one of these) The intact pyrite cubes are harder to find than pseudo’s and the larger they are the more rare and collectible. All my large ones are pseudomorphs. (excuse my dirty hands, doing yard work)
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Same plate from the last video after getting cleaned up, it clicked back into the piece that sat on the left, you can sorta see it hiding in the video of the plate being dug. 💎⛏
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