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Re: Gemology, Minerology, and Lapidary
« Reply #60 on: September 16, 2016, 05:17:36 PM »
Cascade Canyon - Lapis Lazuli - Mt. Baldy, CA




I had hiked Cascade Canyon (almost) to the Lapis mine when I lived on Mt Baldy.  Got as far as the wild blackberry patch then had to turn around.

There are three waterfalls, between the lapis mine and Cascade Canyon.  The waterfalls feed into Cascade Creek which feeds into San Antonio Creek, the primary water supply for the Ontario Dam.

Though I never made it to the mine proper, I was still able to collect some stones.  Lapis continuously washes down Cascade Creek into San Antonio Creek.  Excellent occurrences can be found in these waterways.

 

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« Reply #61 on: September 16, 2016, 05:25:03 PM »
Do you have a set of hardness picks ?

heh heh

...sorry, couldn't help myself.  :-\  ;)  ;D

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« Reply #62 on: September 16, 2016, 05:27:53 PM »
Hey, that's pretty cool Rix. I usually don't see them with so many so close together. Nice. :)


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« Reply #63 on: September 16, 2016, 05:45:11 PM »
Here's a pic of a meteorite fragment I found about 10 years ago.  I took it to be verified and it is indeed a meteorite.  I still get excited knowing I have something from outer space.  8)   I believe it's called a 'fresh stone meteorite.'



Re: Gemology, Minerology, and Lapidary
« Reply #64 on: September 16, 2016, 05:58:10 PM »
Cascade Canyon - Lapis Lazuli - Mt. Baldy, CA




I had hiked Cascade Canyon (almost) to the Lapis mine when I lived on Mt Baldy.  Got as far as the wild blackberry patch then had to turn around.

There are three waterfalls, between the lapis mine and Cascade Canyon.  The waterfalls feed into Cascade Creek which feeds into San Antonio Creek, the primary water supply for the Ontario Dam.

Though I never made it to the mine proper, I was still able to collect some stones.  Lapis continuously washes down Cascade Creek into San Antonio Creek.  Excellent occurrences can be found in these waterways.
Those Blackberry patches are the reason Denim was invented. ;) Wild blackberries are delicious.
I never knew there were Lapis deposits in CA, and from the pics you posted, some damn nice ones too. Apparently, that area is a mineralogical treasure trove containing Lapis Lazuli, Corundum (mainly rubies), garnet, diopside, tremolite, forsterite (rare), sodic amphibole, lazurite, fushite, and other minerals. Approximately 20 different minerals can be found within a 2 mile radius. http://www.mindat.org/article.php/1575/History+of+Cascade+Canyon+Lapis+and+Corundum+Deposits%2C+San+Gabriel+Mountains%2C+CA

http://wheretofindrocks.com/cascade-canyon-ruby-crystals-a-los-angeles-hidden-gem/

Thanks for the post starr.  :-*



Addendum: http://www.mindat.org/locdetailed-28245.html

Re: Gemology, Minerology, and Lapidary
« Reply #65 on: September 16, 2016, 06:00:51 PM »
heh heh

...sorry, couldn't help myself.  :-\  ;)  ;D
It's hardness picks, not hardness pricks.  ;D ;D ;D

Mega-D's

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« Reply #66 on: September 16, 2016, 06:12:43 PM »
Here's a pic of a meteorite fragment I found about 10 years ago.  I took it to be verified and it is indeed a meteorite.  I still get excited knowing I have something from outer space.  8)   I believe it's called a 'fresh stone meteorite.'
Cool. :)
Confirmed not to be a meteorwrong and hit the EArth recently.
That's awesome Shay.

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« Reply #67 on: September 16, 2016, 06:42:58 PM »
love the blue in the Lapis Lazuli

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« Reply #68 on: September 17, 2016, 01:09:34 AM »
Kahn yew, g'runt the rabbit?



Hew 'n w00t?  Talik?

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« Reply #69 on: March 12, 2017, 03:08:49 PM »
Say, Logan, do Time Crystals qualify for this thread? :o ;D

There's A New Form Of Matter That Exists In Four Dimensions!


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« Reply #70 on: March 13, 2017, 06:16:17 AM »
Yes they do. :)
In fact the first thing I though of when I saw the title was quantum computing, and what do you know...     heh, heh, heh.
Good find Starr.  ;)

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« Reply #73 on: March 13, 2017, 02:35:26 PM »
What can be done with richterite? Asking for a friend.

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« Reply #74 on: March 13, 2017, 04:31:01 PM »
What can be done with richterite? Asking for a friend.
For your friend:
https://www.metaphysicalrealm1.com/richterite1.html
Yellow Richterite works in the glands, glands, glands--will clean up the thyroid, hypothalamus, pineal, etc. I like it for hormone imbalances as well.

You may find this interesting as well: ;)
http://meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com/richterite/
Richterite is a stone of calmness, relaxation, and strength. It is said to help lessen the "fight or flight" syndrome associated with PTSD.


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