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Title: Jasper from the Skokomish River area
Post by: mossyrockhound on March 02, 2016, 03:05:05 pm
Found some interesting chunks of jasper near the Skokomish River, up on a cliff face.  I'm glad the rope held or I wouldn't be posting these:

Slabs dry (the black lines are healed fractures).  Most of it seemed pretty solid:

(https://gemstone.smfforfree4.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi441.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fqq134%2Fmossyrockhound%2F5f1e43ee-62d3-4138-ae08-68ea2744158e_zpsvj0y5ukp.jpg&hash=b7c0ca4cb139013c468503a5d3fb6532) (http://s441.photobucket.com/user/mossyrockhound/media/5f1e43ee-62d3-4138-ae08-68ea2744158e_zpsvj0y5ukp.jpg.html)

Slabs wet:

(https://gemstone.smfforfree4.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi441.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fqq134%2Fmossyrockhound%2F18449be4-f472-43bc-b254-30a8c07987fa_zps6jp4pl8p.jpg&hash=e31ca22982004d4eaf10aae6693957a1) (http://s441.photobucket.com/user/mossyrockhound/media/18449be4-f472-43bc-b254-30a8c07987fa_zps6jp4pl8p.jpg.html)


Thanks for looking.



Title: Re: Jasper from the Skokomish River area
Post by: Talusman on March 02, 2016, 03:32:51 pm
Wow - those are sweet! I assume this was in-situ and not float? Go back and get more!  ura12

-Jeremy


Title: Re: Jasper from the Skokomish River area
Post by: mossyrockhound on March 02, 2016, 06:00:59 pm
Wow - those are sweet! I assume this was in-situ and not float? Go back and get more!  ura12

-Jeremy
Thanks Jeremy.  It came from a fairly large vein, but I won't go back until the weather warms up.  By the time I got back to the truck my hands were so cold/numb that I couldn't get the keys out of my jeans pocket for about 5 minutes.


Title: Re: Jasper from the Skokomish River area
Post by: Michael S Hoover - Redrummd on March 02, 2016, 06:11:20 pm
I would be willing to go with you to help pack out and I have a 24 inch saw so if it can be carried I can cut it.....


Title: Re: Jasper from the Skokomish River area
Post by: mossyrockhound on March 02, 2016, 06:19:42 pm
Thanks Michael.  Do you have climbing gear?  If so, I'll keep you in mind when the weather warms up a little.


Title: Re: Jasper from the Skokomish River area
Post by: Mark on March 02, 2016, 06:38:55 pm
Great stone!  Wish i lived close by.

Mark


Title: Re: Jasper from the Skokomish River area
Post by: Michael S Hoover - Redrummd on March 02, 2016, 09:04:34 pm
I have no climbing gear but I am a pack mule at heart it seems.