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    Re: Snakes and Stones

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    Well I think the shiny green looks awsome

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    Me too, but for some reason, I prefer the name "serpentine"?
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    Re: Snakes and Stones

    Quote Originally Posted by richardhind1972 View Post
    Well I think the shiny green looks awsome
    I'm glad you like it! Even though I get a shine on a lot of stones--it does not match the polish I can get on agate (which is kinda the 'gold standard' in the hobby)...
    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    Me too, but for some reason, I prefer the name "serpentine"?
    I like the name 'Serpentine' too! What I also find amusing is that Serpentine is also called Serpentinite and is formed through the process of 'Serpentization'...which sounds like someone/something getting transformed into a snake...but unfortunately is actually far less interesting...

    For reference:
    Serpentization - a processes whereby rock is changed with the addition of water into the crystal structure of the minerals found within the rock.
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    Re: Snakes and Stones

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    I like the name 'Serpentine' too! What I also find amusing is that Serpentine is also called Serpentinite and is formed through the process of 'Serpentization'...which sounds like someone/something getting transformed into a snake...but unfortunately is actually far less interesting...
    "Serpentization" sounds like what happened to most of us? And especially speaking for myself.
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    Re: Snakes and Stones

    Photo #193

    These look like ironstone concretions.
    As a sedimentary stone they are soft and unstable and should be near impossible to polish: I figured I would still take a shot.
    They look a lot 'cleaner' than when I started.
    I can seem some reflection from the quarter so I know I did a good job.
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    Re: Snakes and Stones

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    Latest batch of Prairie Agate. Fun stuff to tumble...super easy to get a nice polish.
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    Re: Snakes and Stones

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    Blue Agate from Utah, a piece of Quartz from India.
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    Re: Snakes and Stones

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    Interesting stone: looks like a granite variant with Potassium Feldspar.
    Tough to tumble/polish due to varying hardness.
    Found it in a nice area:

    Lots of garter snakes around...very skittish on a warm day...not easy to get a clear photo with my camera...
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