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BS: I am a rock

Donuel 28 Feb 08 - 04:57 PM
Liz the Squeak 28 Feb 08 - 05:18 PM
Donuel 28 Feb 08 - 05:38 PM
wysiwyg 28 Feb 08 - 06:14 PM
Nick E 28 Feb 08 - 06:20 PM
katlaughing 28 Feb 08 - 06:36 PM
Rapparee 28 Feb 08 - 06:54 PM
John O'L 28 Feb 08 - 07:22 PM
Donuel 28 Feb 08 - 08:07 PM
Ebbie 28 Feb 08 - 08:36 PM
Big Al Whittle 28 Feb 08 - 08:55 PM
Stilly River Sage 28 Feb 08 - 10:05 PM
Melissa 28 Feb 08 - 10:13 PM
Sandra in Sydney 29 Feb 08 - 01:03 AM
Ebbie 29 Feb 08 - 02:12 AM
Georgiansilver 29 Feb 08 - 02:18 AM
Giant Folk Eyeball (inactive) 29 Feb 08 - 03:05 AM
GUEST,PMB 29 Feb 08 - 03:25 AM
GUEST,LTS pretending to work 29 Feb 08 - 04:36 AM
fat B****rd 29 Feb 08 - 04:37 AM
katlaughing 29 Feb 08 - 05:28 AM
theleveller 29 Feb 08 - 08:35 AM
Donuel 29 Feb 08 - 09:01 AM
Stilly River Sage 29 Feb 08 - 05:44 PM
Donuel 29 Feb 08 - 07:12 PM
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GUEST,Cluin 01 Mar 08 - 01:50 AM
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Subject: BS: I am a rock
From: Donuel
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 04:57 PM

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=170195243746&ssPageName=STRK:MEBI:IT&ih=007


Hackmanite!?

If you were a rock what rock would you be?

sincerely
Don Hackman


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 05:18 PM

I'd be one of those big expensive ones that come in a ring... :D

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: Donuel
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 05:38 PM

speaking of rings, here is a big bold man's ring I did last week.

If you copy and paste in the browser it might show up.

http://donuelhakman.angelfire.com/ringop7.jpg

http://donuelhakman.angelfire.com/ringop3.jpg


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 06:14 PM

I'd be a pet rock, when I wasn't busy being a pebble stuck in someone's shoe. When that got boring I'd be a Rolling Stone.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: Nick E
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 06:20 PM

In that case I think I'd be paper, unless you decide you want to be scissors.


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: katlaughing
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 06:36 PM

Donuel, that's beautiful. What kind of stone is it, please?


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 06:54 PM

I am an island.


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: John O'L
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 07:22 PM

Johnstone


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: Donuel
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 08:07 PM

Kat
It is veins of opal stuck in sedimentary rock. It does have two electric blue and purple areas but still photography does not capture the movement of color in opal.
I have several pounds of this stuff to cut up and polish into opal design rocks.
I am auctioning a 1,800 necklace I made that is true picture opal. The opal takes the shape of a geisha dancing in flowing silks.
It is rare for an opal to look like a person, in fact I have never seen one before. http://images.channeladvisor.com/Sell/SSProfiles/10060508/Images/YA34838-1.jpg


I found out that Hackmanite is white when it is exposed to light but turns raspberry red when you put it in the dark or blast it with UV light. Lots of it come from Russia while the ebay sample is from Burma. I wonder if my step grandfather Hackman from Russia had anything to do with naming this rock ;<|


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: Ebbie
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 08:36 PM

Beautiful, Don. I like rock- an amazing moment for me was the first time that I saw the true colors of many ordinary looking rocks- is that in black light or in UV? This was at a rock ranch in Central Oregon.


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 08:55 PM

I'd be a breeze block and present a wall of indifference to the world. I'd sit there with all my mates - the other breeze blocks (deemed unworthy by the poshocracy and Prince Charles).

And people would say - that idiot could been the rock in St Ives bay with waves crashing over him, and the most beautiful view in the world. But he chose to be breeze block, cos he couldn't break free of his environment and shit upbringing.

But I wouldn't care, I would enjoy a laugh with my mates and sing dirty songs to keep myself amused.

Some of us would rather make our own unique contribution, than be looked down on with condescension by the Tate Gallery and all the bloody boring trappings of the English establishment.


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 10:05 PM

I'd like to be a crystal. Considered beautiful, sharp, and precise in its natural state. Perhaps Herkimer quartz, or maybe something with a hint of mystery like the Phantom quartz they pick up in Arkansas. Not necessary to die to obtain either type. :)

SRS
A died in the wool rockhound, as demonstrated by the rocks all over the house and some pitched out into the garden after a while.


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: Melissa
Date: 28 Feb 08 - 10:13 PM

We got a brochure at the funeral home describing a method (and prices) for being turned into a Diamond.
Fascinating idea, but I find it a bit creepy.


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 29 Feb 08 - 01:03 AM

Donuel, they are beautiful

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: Ebbie
Date: 29 Feb 08 - 02:12 AM

What is a breeze block, Wee Litte? I picture what in the US is called a building block.

The kind of rock I would like to be is either soapstone or alabaster. I like the malleability of soapstone. I would like to have my corners able to melt to fit desired spaces. Or is that talc?


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 29 Feb 08 - 02:18 AM

Fortunately, my friends already think I am a rock.....I would be a piece of rare Blue John crystal. Only found in Derbyshire UK.


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: Giant Folk Eyeball (inactive)
Date: 29 Feb 08 - 03:05 AM

Garage rock, I reckon: circa 1966, with screaming fuzztone guitar and yowling vocals. Drums like an explosion in a packing case factory and way too tinny to hear the bass. Strictly 45 rpm only, of course.


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: GUEST,PMB
Date: 29 Feb 08 - 03:25 AM

How do you set a coprolite?


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: GUEST,LTS pretending to work
Date: 29 Feb 08 - 04:36 AM

Breeze block = cinder block. Large grey building block used as the central core for brick built buildings. They form the shell and the bricks are laid against one side with plasterboard/sheetrock on the other.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: fat B****rd
Date: 29 Feb 08 - 04:37 AM

I'd be a stick of Cleethorpes Rock with b*****cks written all the way through.


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: katlaughing
Date: 29 Feb 08 - 05:28 AM

Donuel, thanks for the explanation and the link to the "geisha." Absolutely beautiful. That's funny about the name, too! Have you ever done much with malachite or lapis lazuli? Those are two of my favs. along with amethyst and amber, though of course the latter is not technically a rock/stone. I've always loved rocks. When we moved when I was 8, I was very angry at my parents for throwing out my box of rocks! I have a tray of treasures which sit in front of my kitchen window, now, as well as various "chunks" throughout the house.


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: theleveller
Date: 29 Feb 08 - 08:35 AM

Cleethorpes, Fat B?

I'd be a stick of Scarborough rock - I've watched what mrsleveller does with one.


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: Donuel
Date: 29 Feb 08 - 09:01 AM

I once saw a bathromm done entirely in malachite. Whoow.

Crystals are so orderly, I wish I were.

This skes close to spam but here ar better pics of the tiny dance.
THese probably won't sell but something good might happen as a result.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=270215872672&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=017

I think I will look at what I have under UV light and see what happens. I found that coloured LED light makes crystals do incredible things that don't happen with sunlight.


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 29 Feb 08 - 05:44 PM

Speaking of a room done in stone:

The Amber Room (these are a few samples of the amber mosaic on the walls of what I think are restorations or fragments of the room. The room itself has been in the news lately because a fellow found an old war-time journal from a father or grandfather with coordinates of a bunker that may have been built to hide museum loot, including some of the Amber Room). Google it. Fascinating!

http://www.msu.edu/user/schmid/images/amber.png

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9d/Amber_Room_part.jpg/800px-Amber_Room_part.jpg

http://www.geo.uw.edu.pl/HOBBY/AMBER/case.jpeg


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: Donuel
Date: 29 Feb 08 - 07:12 PM

I saw the HD program on the restoration of the amber room.

UNBELIEVEABLE.

The cave/bunker that was shown in the HD program where nazi loot may be hidden made the news again this week, claiming that a new chamber has been located and a court order was issued to keep people out.


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: katlaughing
Date: 29 Feb 08 - 07:22 PM

OH, wow! I have been fascinated with the Amber Room for a years. I had not heard of the news this week. Thanks!

Donuel, I am glad you posted the ebay link. You've got some beautiful work on there. I can see the dancing lady much more clearly in those photos. Thank you.

I will have to post a link to a 2 inch circle which was part of a larger painting my grandson did when he was only about 2.5 or 3. I looked closely at the circle, enlarged it, using the scanner, and other people saw what I saw...a hut with geishas or men in kimonos, pine trees on red sandstone hills like we have around here and something like a banshee hanging out above it all on the right. I am sure it was not conscious on his part, but I do think it may have come through from past life or just his imagination. Who knows? I'll dig it out and get it scanned in, again, and put a link in. The colours are somewhat similar to your opal.


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: GUEST,Cluin
Date: 01 Mar 08 - 01:50 AM

Plagioclase with flecks of arsenopyrite.


Yessir, those 2 years towards a BSc in Geology didn't go to total waste.


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: Donuel
Date: 01 Mar 08 - 04:50 PM

sounds fascinating,

Hey Cluin, Hackmanite is a sodalite related mineral. Could it be dangerous for the kids to handle?

All I know is that sodalite is not a diet beverage.


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Subject: RE: BS: I am a rock
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 01 Mar 08 - 06:11 PM

Cluin, you want to be feldspar with fools gold, eh? :) (Pyrite is beautiful, and the various forms of feldspar are also quite interesting).

I have a necklace with lovely blue sodalite beads. An inexpensive mineral for jewelry work.

SRS


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