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« on: August 13, 2015, 07:19:53 pm »

So I recently got a few stones from my grandfather and he forgot what they were so I was wondering if any of you could tell me what they are called  dancer5



Petrified wood maybe?





Crazy lace?
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2015, 07:45:27 pm »

One may be crazy lace while number two looks to be a petrified wood and three is definitely thulite.
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2015, 08:00:57 pm »

I was thinking the first was crazy lace at first too but it looks nothing like any crazy lace I've seen... it suprisingly feels quite a bit heavier than most agate and the colors form patterns that look very crystalline.
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2015, 08:35:02 pm »

The first piece is a twin almost of some mercury ore (cinnabar) mined on the North Santiam, Oregon district in the mid 1930's.  My father and grandfather both worked in those mines and my father got mercury poisoning by working a second shift in the retort...
I have a large piece of material cut on one side that is very, very similar to what you posted. I will try to get a pic up at some point.
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2015, 08:55:03 pm »

The oregon part makes sense most of his stones were found In oregon and it's really heavy like I would assume murcury ore to be. I would love to see that picture if you have it nothing I'm seeing online is as ordered and layered.
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2015, 09:36:51 pm »

How is this for a match...?
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2015, 06:55:28 am »

The fourth or last stone is a very good match to most of the old hay creek moss I have. It is Oregon  material also.
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