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You’ve got me thinking now!
I’m stuck.....


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Owned by Maggie.

Come on man, plenty of clues :D

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WVAM wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:10 pm
Owned by Maggie.

Come on man, plenty of clues :D
Clues bounce off me l
Mun-I’ve never been famed for my memory skills :D
The name Maggie rings a bell...
I think I’m going to look a turnip when you fill me in ::g
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"As a detectorist you should be supplying this lot ;)" About 8 minutes in.



Bit of fun - the shop used in the series - happy Christmas and keep posting the rocks - some great pictures.

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WVAM wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:05 pm
"As a detectorist you should be supplying this lot ;)" About 8 minutes in.



Bit of fun - the shop used in the series - happy Christmas and keep posting the rocks - some great pictures.
Aha-keep meaning to watch it :D
Will check out your link ,cheers
Fer a minute I thought ye knew me :))
Cheers for the kind words ::g
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Next stop -bonkers space rock-or what could pass as anyways.
Two very different sides of the same find.
Forestry ditch locale
Crazy agate with quartz,
I like the little agates on the ‘back’ face in the vesicles.
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A few more bits from the weekend wander....
The pink tinted quartz was a bonus...haven’t had a close up look yet
But it looks to be on the surface rather than internal.
Whatever -it’s stunning in the sunlight.
I need to find that seam :-w
Cheers for having a look
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Some bangers up a burn today...
No metal detecting time so this is distraction on the way home ::g
I’ve not messed with the colours on any pictures-it was almost too sunny for photos today.
The ghostly white agate is virtually whole-I don’t find many all white banded agates.
Seem to be a lot more common up in around Tayport-found loads when I was a nipper-
Still got some of them somewhere..
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That's just one example of the beauty that nature is capable of ::g Have a great Christmas all.
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sweepstick47 wrote:
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That's just one example of the beauty that nature is capable of ::g Have a great Christmas all.
Regards ss47
Thank you SS47...perfect conditions today-the stones were wet.
The ruddy river was freezing in a set of workboots,
I hope you Have a very merry Christmas too
Best wishes
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Another very handsome agate.
The cheviots harbour some really good red jasper examples
waiting to be found.
Cherry red banding with a bright white outer rind.
Sounds like a good pie recipie ::g
Off to the fridge ;)
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Some lovely rocks on this thread, thanks for showing.
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Some lovely stuff there Lowland, I used to collect rocks and minerals as I kid and looking at what you find can imagine collecting them know, well done mate and once again, well done on being a prolific poster of interesting stuff, you get my vote for poster of the year ::g …...is there a poster of the year competition ?????
Don't think so Rory but you would get my vote mate, from bottles to rocks to metal bits, Happy Christmas buddy and well done for keeping a lot of interest up in the forum :D :D ::g ::g

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alloverover wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:43 am
Some lovely stuff there Lowland, I used to collect rocks and minerals as I kid and looking at what you find can imagine collecting them know, well done mate and once again, well done on being a prolific poster of interesting stuff, you get my vote for poster of the year ::g …...is there a poster of the year competition ?????
Don't think so Rory but you would get my vote mate, from bottles to rocks to metal bits, Happy Christmas buddy and well done for keeping a lot of interest up in the forum :D :D ::g ::g
Hi alloverover,
Truly Thank you for that ::g
I was the winner of 'loafer of the year', 1993 through to 1998.
It's great to be able to share stuff with other folk...
I used to be just a wally wi a box o stuff....now I'm a wally on line
Which is where the MDF comes in-totally lost without it :D
So thank you and everybody else on here,
Here's to next year
Merry christmas ::g
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What a great thread! Reminds me of my younger days spent dodging the Watchman in a couple of local quarries looking for fossils and stones. We found loads of stuff...the usual shell fossils and once some very nice plant stem type sections as thick as your arm! All long gone..
Back onto stones...we once found a great big deposit of sulphur...well I think it was..bright yellow and burned with a blue/purple flame!
Agate....what colours does it come in? The reason I ask is many years ago a local church had its hard standing areas re done. The area was covered in lots of cindery rocks which we investigated once the workers left. Amongst it all was loads of rock similar to some pictured on this thread described as agate...but it was mostly various shades of green,almost like melted plastic but definitely rock. The lot was tarmacked!!

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clint wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:38 am
What a great thread! Reminds me of my younger days spent dodging the Watchman in a couple of local quarries looking for fossils and stones. We found loads of stuff...the usual shell fossils and once some very nice plant stem type sections as thick as your arm! All long gone..
Back onto stones...we once found a great big deposit of sulphur...well I think it was..bright yellow and burned with a blue/purple flame!
Agate....what colours does it come in? The reason I ask is many years ago a local church had its hard standing areas re done. The area was covered in lots of cindery rocks which we investigated once the workers left. Amongst it all was loads of rock similar to some pictured on this thread described as agate...but it was mostly various shades of green,almost like melted plastic but definitely rock. The lot was tarmacked!!

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Hi Clint-thanks for having a look ::g
One factor with agates is geographical area-whereabouts was the church?
Agates though abundant in some parts of the country
Are totally absent in others.
Green colours do occur in conjunction with agates-the cheviots is full of green rocks
Geoman helped me out there -it’s chlorite that is the green.
I’ve found whole green porous rocks and glassyswirly green through agates as well-
Usually on or around the outer skin of the agate.

Wish you’d grabbed a piece-and some of the giant fossilised plant stems,they sound amazing.
Cheers
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The church is in the Wrexham area,but the crush could have come from anywhere I suppose! I remember the agate being in big fist size lumps,mainly swirly green and possibly some blue?? The fossil may still be lurking at my mams...
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Lowland wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:59 pm
A few more bits from the weekend wander....
The pink tinted quartz was a bonus...haven’t had a close up look yet
But it looks to be on the surface rather than internal.
Whatever -it’s stunning in the sunlight.
I need to find that seam :-w
Cheers for having a look
Nice bits the inclusions look like hematite and the white blades barite ( baryte) we used to find similar bits to these in West Cumbria around Egremont digging in the old mine tips. They maybe glacial deposits from that area.

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Loving seeing what you are finding down there. Is it ok if I add some that I find up here in Fife in a new thread?

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Loving seeing what you are finding down there. Is it ok if I add some that I find up here in Fife in a new thread?

Cheers
I’m only a member so no authority but I don’t think anyone would object to you contributing in a new thread.
I look forward to seeing them :D

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rockfish wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:35 pm
Lowland wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:59 pm
A few more bits from the weekend wander....
The pink tinted quartz was a bonus...haven’t had a close up look yet
But it looks to be on the surface rather than internal.
Whatever -it’s stunning in the sunlight.
I need to find that seam :-w
Cheers for having a look
Nice bits the inclusions look like hematite and the white blades barite ( baryte) we used to find similar bits to these in West Cumbria around Egremont digging in the old mine tips. They maybe glacial deposits from that area.
Cheers!
I like a good old mine heap-best family holiday ever was one in weardale!
My eyes just about hit the floor when I saw the fluorite just lying about ::g
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Mykyl66 wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:00 pm
Loving seeing what you are finding down there. Is it ok if I add some that I find up here in Fife in a new thread?

Cheers
Hi,
Thanks ::g it’s a distraction from metal detecting!
I can’t see why you can’t start a fife thread off or put em
Up on this one.
You’ve got world class agates and quartz up there.
Usd to stay with my grannie in brought ferry and walk right out across the tay bridge
Found some crackers on the south side...interesting how they are a lot different to the cheviot ones.
Love to see some... ::g
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Mykyl66 wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:00 pm
Loving seeing what you are finding down there. Is it ok if I add some that I find up here in Fife in a new thread?

Cheers
Here is a Tayport ‘scenic’ agate from way back in the day ::g
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Here you go Lowland - what's this?
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WVAM wrote:
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Here you go Lowland - what's this?
Hi wvam,
Looks like the inside of a still ringin Crystal bell?
Took me ages to figure that out :))
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Lowland wrote:
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WVAM wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:35 pm
Here you go Lowland - what's this?
Hi wvam,
Looks like the inside of a still ringin Crystal bell?
Took me ages to figure that out :))
Top of the class ::g Just shows you what the local ground does to metal.

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Here’s a couple of shots of some mental big geodes of smoky quartz
Encased in a thin layer of agate-this stuff is coming straight out the field up from the bedrock
What lies beneath??!
The white flame shaped one is from the same locale.
Pickaxe time to get right Intae it
::g
Sorry about the hurried photos it was late and we’d run out of coffee X(
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Wow. Wish we had that down here too. Lovely stuff

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Me and my boy wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:58 pm
Wow. Wish we had that down here too. Lovely stuff
Totally blessed to have rocks like this nearby meandmyboy,
Problem is they are a ruddy distraction from metal detecting :D
It’s lookjng like this whole field area is a sheet of such rocks,
Would e marvellous to clear a section of top soil and see what’s going on underneath
I bet there’s some absolutely monumental specimens to be had,
Saleable stones would be nice-an equinox would be the result :-w
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