Rolling Stones addiction

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    Addicted to stones, Mostly for creek stones that been rolling for awhile. But all stones have the magic.
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    Love your Stones!

    I can not resist a rock, pick them up everywhere. We hauled a bunch from AZ when we drove back after selling my house. Even took some of my favorites out of the yard. Luckily we had bought a RV to drive home so I could load it up with rocks!
     
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    I once carried a 20lb rock over a mile. I was out on a walk, saw it, liked it, and wanted to add it to my garden. So, I picked it up and carried it home! :rolleyes:
     
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    Ah, the memories! When Eve and I lived out on the coast, we found a super neat rock, probably about 40 pounds, too much to carry 3/4 mile on soft sand! We went home, thought about it, and built a litter with two stout 2x2 boards and a chunk of canvas... Yes, we went back and brought it home.

    Rocks are a serious addiction!
     
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    Wow, would love to see a picture of this celebrity rock
     
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    I actually do have a photo of it... somewhere. Most of my 4 large hard drives of photos are well organized, I can't seem to find that one yet. It was a hardened sandstone, with reds, oranges and browns in a fantastic shape. Eventually it got frozen and when it thawed, it fell apart.
     
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    Looks nice. I am hooked on the round concrete balls made in differ sizes and colors. Here is a pic I found online and hope to make a dozen over the winter in the basement. Doesn't look that hard. I know that they are not natural so they probably turn some folks off, but I plan on placing in the dry river bed mixed with natural granite and river rock.
     
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    I am so glad to hear that others love their rocks like I do . I have been collecting rocks from all over for most of my life. When we moved 2 yrs. ago I hired help to move about 2 tons of rocks from my old pond to put at my new one. Also have lots used around planting beds. Among my favorites are my several pieces of petrified wood.
     
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    How are these made? Very nice looking!
     
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    Nick83 Jack of all trades, Master of none.

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    Very cool, I love collecting rocks and minerals and then polishing them to a wet looking shine. Everywhere I go I look for rocks to take home but not many found in Florida. One day I stumbled upon a 200lb limestone boulder and brought it home to break up and from the outside it didn't look very pretty until I got closer to the middle. In the middle was a bunch of cavities of druzy crystals and white and blue botroidal quartz. I was very surprised at what I had found. Rock and mineral collecting is a lot of fun and addicting.
     
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    I thought it was about Mick and the gang.
     
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    These guys were into stones big time., though somebody else did the rolling I would think.
     
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    From the celebrity rock collection : The Gorge Washington P1030090.JPG P1030091.JPG
     
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    Nebraska has rock an amazing shade of almost purple red. Take a trip! And Hot Springs Ar has places you can go get your own quartz. My mom does that, then turns the crystals into things like jewelry and decorative things. When I set up my big tank inside, I’ll be filling it with the random rocks I’ve gathered.
     
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    Nick83 Jack of all trades, Master of none.

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    Send some of those rocks my way, I need a winter project and I would love to polish some Arizona stones.
     
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    Arkansas!
     
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    Nick83 Jack of all trades, Master of none.

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    Duh, I'm an idiot lol. Ar Az all the same to me. Still would be interesting to see what I could do with them. Sounds like a pretty color red. I think I had Arizona in my head because I've polished some beautiful red petrified wood from there.
     
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    A5D23220-37A8-4907-984A-5B2AB0A35DE9.jpeg image.jpg The string is my suncatcher, which is currently on the towel rack in the bathroom. The little one stays in a window for positive vibes! I’ll have to dig out more when I set up the aquarium. I like to make my tanks nice, and the rocks make a good waterfall or focal point.
     
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    If I find the piece I grabbed from Nebraska, or go through there soon, I’ll snap a pic for you. I’d almost call it mauve. I want to find a bigger piece to put in my tank. The one I did get was small, maybe 3” long. I travel a lot for work, we go from Texas, up to North Dakota, over to Colorado, Wyoming, and then we went east to Pennsylvania once. The trip we just got back from to New Mexico only had dull chalky stones, but the crushed plants there smelled great!
     
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    1491844095247.jpg Very pretty quartz you have! I filled my small preformed waterfall with just about every type of rock/mineral from Apitite to Zebra Jasper. Threw some in my tank as well. I have stones all over my house lol.
     
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