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/rocks/ - Rocks, minerals and fossils Anonymous 10/24/2019 (Thu) 11:57:51 No. 2
Crystals and gems, salts etc
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I assume most of these specimens are far too fragile or otherwise sensitive to be on public display. Are they kept locked away in vaults or something?
>>493
I doubt it, maybe some of them are, but the hardness varies
I would think most of them are from private collections or if in public displays and fragile, that they're then stored in glass cases or monitored and guarded closely (like in the case of the crystal skulls maybe)
Crystals can sometimes chip or shatter but if you try to saw one, you'll find that its immensly difficult, even with a ceramic saw
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>>494
Crystals as in quartz crystals or harder
Pic related
You rock, /rock/.
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Glad to see someone is still out there rockposting after all these years.
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>>512
Right on
Have some aquamarine
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These kinda salt lamps might make good gifts, they clean the air in the surrounding area and they look nice, usually smooth and give warm brightness
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I was the /rocks/ BO back on 8chan. Glad to see anons haven't forgotten about /rocks/ after all this time.
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>>618
Yeah, keeping some of the themes with potential alive seemed like a good idea
/rocks/ in particular was a pretty underrated board
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A lot of these in the thread are some kind of quartz, fluorite, bismuth and tumbled stones of various types. Quartz, fluorite and tumbled stones I have a couple of in my collection and they aren't fragile at all. If you put them in a box they might chip or scrape a little but that's about it. Bismuth however, is really fucking fragile. When I first got mine it snapped in half just from handling it. I wasn't even throwing it around or anything like that. I was looking at it and it snapped in two.
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>>623
That's interesting, I've never handled or seen Bismuth in real life, but I read a lot about it
I found this interesting text about different kind of stones being used for different effects
I know there are lodestones and they're natural magnets. Quartz and some other crystals are used for clocks in computing which computers wouldn't work without
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here's this big ass quartz i have
hope you guys like it
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>>626
Quartz is always appreciated on /rocks/. Heres some Quartz agate.
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this makes me rock hard
Here are some Opals.
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>>636 These look pretty good I wonder what kinda rocks these are in pic related
>>636 those are gorgeous
>>636 >>637 More opals.
>>262 interesting post. i discovered that superconductors all have their electrons in perfect sync with each other, so there's no energy loss happening.
>>641 beautiful specimens. opals are some of my faves tbh. :^)
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How does one tell if Lapis lazuli is the real deal? https://nammu.com/eng/how-to-tell-if-lapis-lazuli-is-real/
those are cool rocks
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I used to collect rocks as a kid and they would mess up the washing machine. None were as pretty as these. Think of clear, green and brown glass bottle pieces that had been safely rounded by the river flow.
>>700 You mean like in the OP pic?
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Today I learned about prasiolite and herkimer diamond Both of these are actually green varieties of quartz

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