Gem Mining – Take IV

I returned to Lucky Lake last weekend to pick up the cut amethyst. As a reminder, this was the before, in raw form.

This is the after.

 And of course couldn’t resist digging into another small bucket!

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Picked up a lot of what I already had, more palm sized sodalite, another amethyst, and citrine. I did manage to get some obsidian and dalmatian jasper! They were little tiny pieces, but something new nonetheless.

Some sort of jasper

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Garnets

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Smokey Quartz. The guy said these were the best kinds to have cut, better than the more clear ones.

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Obsidian

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Dalmatian jasper

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The way back to Richmond.

I think this is tobacco.

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The collection…

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Gem Mining – Take III

Take three for Dad and I visiting Lucky Lake! We found a few new gems and four or five palm-sized ones!

The last time we were there, I found a very dark-colored amethyst, and I brought it with me to have cut. This is the before and I will post the after when I go back in a few weeks to get it.

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Blood Jasper – as legend has it, named because it was the stone underneath Jesus as he was nailed to the cross.

Giant rose quartz

Giant amethyst

I think this is picture jasper…but jasper nonetheless.

Spider jasper – some look like they have hieroglyphics on them. One of these does, but its hard to capture in a picture.

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Rubies and Garnets (I think I know which is which, but without being certain I lumped them together).

Fluorite

Twix decided he wanted to help.

Smokey quartz. The larger one has a piece of mica growing out of it!

Citrine

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The whole catch!

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