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    Re: Snakes and Stones

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    Rock python?
    Hahaha! Thank you! I'm surprised it took 39 snakes before someone made that joke.
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    Re: Snakes and Stones

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Sorril View Post
    Hahaha! Thank you! I'm surprised it took 39 snakes before someone made that joke.
    Well this is the first one that really appeared to have the stone as part of his body. Sorry I kept you waiting...
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    Photo #40

    Quartz-tumbled-backlit with LED flashlight.
    Collected (by me) from Ruggles Mine, NH

    Photo of my gf taken just before the mine closed to the public.
    Last edited by Lord Sorril; 04-03-2021 at 03:40 PM.
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    Looks like a pretty cool place to explore.
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    Re: Snakes and Stones

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    Looks like a pretty cool place to explore.
    Definitely! My dad used to take me there as a kid in pursuit of rocks for my sisters tumbling habit--there were very few restrictions at that time and I had a good working knowledge of the mine shaft network.

    Unfortunately over time more and more people had found ways to hurt themselves so they were forced to block off some of the passages.

    Still enough areas left to explore in the later days though.

    The last time I was there I also found it quite amusing that the cliffs held a large collection of raven nests. They are quite talkative.

    Bones of their victims could be found everywhere littering the ground--giving it a bit of a creepy vibe (especially if you are there in a small group).
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    Looks like the kind of places I'd be attracted to as well, lol. Sad when some ppl ruin it for others though. Ever find any snakes in there? -Maybe the ravens ate them all though?...
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    Re: Snakes and Stones

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    Looks like the kind of places I'd be attracted to as well, lol. Sad when some ppl ruin it for others though. Ever find any snakes in there? -Maybe the ravens ate them all though?...
    I never found any snakes. As an adult I would visit in the colder fall months. When I was kid my family would visit in the summer there were would be a lot of people mining...I imagine the impact vibrations would make any snakes hide.
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    Re: Snakes and Stones

    Photo #41

    After a while I can start to identify stones that are unlikely to tumble/polish well...I still take a shot at them, I get lucky every now and then.
    These are not the lucky ones.
    I photograph all the stones I tumble (good and bad). The better ones will be shown in Photo #83.
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    Re: Snakes and Stones

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Sorril View Post
    Photo #41...

    After a while I can start to identify stones that are unlikely to tumble/polish well...I still take a shot at them, I get lucky every now and then.
    These are not the lucky ones.
    I photograph all the stones I tumble (good and bad). The better ones will be shown in Photo #83.
    They're all still interesting though- whether it's stones, snakes or even humans, we're all "diamonds in the rough" with unequal gifts- how boring it would be if all were the same.
    And we don't all see them the same way anyhow.
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    Re: Snakes and Stones

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    Lepidolite: the stones may look rough in the photo, but, are in fact completely smooth.
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