Rock Hound (Geology) Thread

  • metta

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    Apr 07, 2015 9:15 PM GMT
    10 Most Deadly Rocks and Minerals

    http://listverse.com/2013/03/07/10-most-deadly-rocks-and-minerals/
  • metta

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    Apr 07, 2015 9:16 PM GMT
    Top 10 Rarest Gems

    http://listverse.com/2007/12/02/top-10-rarest-gems/
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    Apr 07, 2015 10:27 PM GMT
    Yeah, no. You're not going to die from touching a few hand samples. You'd have to grind them up and eat them. Over a long period of time, for most of those.

    I only wish it were true. I did have a few flashy hand samples on display in my house. But I guess the Chalcanthite and pyrite were just too flashy - they disappeared after certain visitors of the "hook-up" persuasion were here. icon_rolleyes.gif Would be just great if they went into convulsions and died when they got home.

    Good thing for me that they didn't realize that the three dull-looking rocks on the top shelf are meteorites that are worth many many times as much as a lump of pyrite. I suppose I should properly label that stuff one of these days. icon_confused.gif

    Chalcanthiteclusters1.jpg
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  • Orland23

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    Apr 07, 2015 11:02 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidYeah, no. You're not going to die from touching a few hand samples. You'd have to grind them up and eat them. Over a long period of time, for most of those.

    I only wish it were true. I did have a few flashy hand samples on display in my house. But I guess the Chalcanthite and pyrite were just too flashy - they disappeared after certain visitors of the "hook-up" persuasion were here. icon_rolleyes.gif Would be just great if they went into convulsions and died when they got home.

    Good thing for me that they didn't realize that the three dull-looking rocks on the top shelf are meteorites that are worth many many times as much as a lump of pyrite. I suppose I should properly label that stuff one of these days. icon_confused.gif

    Chalcanthiteclusters1.jpg
    800_600_FFFFFF_14392497124efe96d9265ee.J


    I knew that the bottom picture is pyrite "gold"icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif fool's gold. In a year, I would know more about minerals and rocks since I am a Geology majoricon_wink.gif.