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Hard Rock Mining Amazonite at the Lost Mine
 
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Hard Rock Mining Amazonite at the Lost Mine in Ontario Canada. Using two methods, a Jack Hammer and a Micro Blaster. We were able to get some great samples but wow is Amazonite ever a tough mineral! The Lost Mine and the Smart Mine are part of the Miller property which is privately owned with public access. A $10 per person per day collection fee is required. Information about the Miller property can be found here: https://www.mindat.org/loc-7806.html
Views: 1850 Rough Market
Smoky Quartz Crystal Digging @ Diamond Hill Mine South Carolina
 
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This was one of my first videos ever! The quality is pretty rough, because of filming it years ago on a digital camera. Enjoy! This is an older video, but still a classic pocket of crystals!
Views: 31498 The Crystal Collector
Mine Cristal, mining quartz crystals
 
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www.minecristal.ca Stay informed about our new videos: subscribe to our YouTube channel "Mine Cristal". This mine is located in Bonsecours, Quebec, Canada. Photos and video clips shown here date from 1989 - 2012. The open-pit mine produces splendid quartz crystals with exceptional clarity. The largest single crystals measure 60 cm (24 inches) in length. Since mining began in 1989, 32 types, or morphologies of quartz crystals have been catalogued. Geological research into the origins of these crystals has revealed that they formed at this location some 300 million years ago under extreme conditions of heat and pressure. We harvest crystals in the mine only as needed, to supply our store with a sufficient quantity of quartz crystals. Exceptionally (for a mine), we harvest all the crystals by hand and without the use of dynamite. It is a privilege for us to participate in the discovery and extraction of these true gems of nature. The extraction process is done in a manner which respects both the environment and the crystals: we endeavor to keep the crystals whole and in a pristine state. In the museum and the store, our crystals are presented in an untouched, natural state. Amazingly, each crystal is an intricate work of art made by Nature; no two are alike and this makes them even more fascinating! Mine Cristal is considered by experts to be a “geological gem,” one of Canada’s great natural sites, due to it’s unique and abundant mineralogical deposits.
Views: 1390240 Mine Cristal
Herkimer Diamond Mining "Behind the Scenes"
 
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One goes to great lengths to mine for Herkimer Diamonds! Now the source and formation of Herkimer Diamonds is of particular interest to us here at American Geode because the Herkimer Diamond was formed in "pockets" not unlike the pockets that formed geodes. Most quartz crystals grow, over the course of millions of years attached to a matrix, attached to the surrounding rock or stone. So in those formations only one end of the quartz crystal grows to its point. With Herkimer Diamonds forming inside pockets, freed from the surrounding matrix stone, they grow points on both ends. The Herkimer Diamond began forming nearly 500 million years ago in pockets within a sedimentary rock called Dolostone (Dolomite and Limestone). Sedimentary rock, different from its two cousins Igneous rock and Metamorphic rock, is formed by layers of mineral and organic matter under hundreds of million years of pressure. As more layers of mineral and organic matter are deposited, this increases the pressure and weight on the lower and earlier layers of sedimentary rock below. The Dolostone covered Herkimer County during the Cambrian Age, when Herkimer County was also the bottom of the sea that spanned across North America. Now this is the part of the Herkimer Diamond formation that is similar to the way geodes are formed: organic material, plants and sea life would die and be buried under new layers of sedimentary stone. When these plants and other sea life would decompose under the rock, they release gases, and this gas is what formed the "pocket." Evidence of this organic, plant material succumbing to decomposition is clear when you see the black shiny flakes of Anthraxolite that surround or leak from these pockets. Anthraxolite is a carbon compound and by-product formed when organic material breaks down. So as the organic material decayed and broke down it became a gas, trapped below layers of sedimentary stone. Air creates its own pressure inside a substance, so the air pressure was carving out its own cavity from the inside out. These air pockets became the pockets we rockhounds discover as we crumble, break, and peel away layers of the dolostone. Over the course of 200-250 million years the layers of sedimentary rock increased and grew, and this increased the pressure and heat on the buried dolostone. Also inside each of these air pockets were various quartz and carbon elements and other compounds "feeling the heat" from being buried below layers of sedimentary rock. Under this pressure of the sedimentary layers of rock, and the ensuing heat, the quartz and other compounds inside these pockets began to transform themselves. Finally, over the course of 300 million years, the glaciers that sat atop Herkimer County began to melt, and washed away layers of the sedimentary rock, and allowed the compounds and elements inside these pockets to cool down and then crystallize. An important question to answer right now is "why are the Herkimer Diamonds double-terminated?" The answer is that quartz does not adhere to the dolostone, therefore the quartz trapped inside these air pockets did not attach to the surrounding matrix host stone. The process left the quartz crystals free to fully crystallize unattached and allowed both of the ends to grow into fully terminated points. Many Herkimer Diamonds are found as clusters attached to one another. They adhered to one another during their crystal growth formation, but again did not adhere to the dolostone interior of the air pocket. The value of Herkimer Diamonds is determined by size and their opacity or translucence. The larger and more translucent Herkimer Diamonds are worth more to a collector or jeweler than the smaller opaque specimens. Knowing the history and background of the Herkimer Diamond however lends a premium in our opinion when you are considering adding Herkimer Diamonds to your collection. They are not commercially mined due to various New York state laws limiting mining in the state, and most of Herkimer County is being used today by happy grazing cows, sugary apple orchards, tart cherry trees, farms of squash, cabbages and onions, and wine grapes. We have recently gained access to heretofore unmined and barren acres in the Herkimer County area on the same geologic slope and ledge as the traditional Herkimer Diamond mines.
Views: 3363 Charles Snider
How to find Geodes - Smoky Quartz Crystals | Liz Kreate
 
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How to find Mooralla Smoky Quartz Crystal Geodes. Mooralla is a locality in Victoria, Australia. The fossicking/prospecting areais open to the public. Crystals from this area are multi terminated and have a notable transparency and lustre and many contain fluid/water inclusions. JUST BEAUTIFUL! They should be called.....Black Diamonds. Music from: audionautix.com MORE How to Find Gold and Gems VIDEOS - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViGnuqq5sYBjuBthfKPhRNGO
Views: 596600 Liz Kreate
The Crystal Collector gets flooded by rain but finds amethyst quartz crystals!
 
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Travel with The Crystal Collector to two amazing world class amethyst locations! One in South Carolina called "The Ellis Mine" which is completely private. The other called "JXR" or "Jacksons Cross Roads" in Georgia is actually open to the public! Visit their facebook page for dates to go and dig! To Purchase these and more crystals click link below http://stores.ebay.com/ultrarocks
Views: 4492617 The Crystal Collector
Mining Gemstones with North America's most famous Gem miner...Frank Perham
 
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Frank Perham, a miner and mineral collector for over 45 years is one of the most renowned experts on Maine Pegmatites. His experience with granite pegmatite has lead to the success of the famous 1972 Tuesday Pocket at the Dunton Quarry in Newry, ME which a majority of some of best Maine tourmaline has been extracted from this pocket including massive green tourmaline crystals on display at the Smithsonian and Harvard Natural History museums. The other successes include the Harvard Quarry, Mt. Mica, and the Tamminen Quarry. A true rockhound legend! and I got to dig with him..woo-hoo!!
Views: 217720 MrAmethystguy
Washing the Clay off a Giant Museum Cluster - Huge Arkansas Quartz Crystal Cleaning - Mining Video
 
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Sharing the surprise of seeing whats under the clay with everyone : ) This is my favorite part of the mining business. http://stores.ebay.com/Kingofquartz
Views: 677758 KingOfQuartz
How to Cut and Polish Gemstones Without Machines
 
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This is a quick video tutorial on how to cut and polish a low hardness gemstone (in this case, Fluorite) using materials that you can find around the home and at your local hardware store. -What you need: -Metal/Glass polish -A chopping board (or something similar) -Sandpaper in 4 different grits (the tutorial uses 180, 400, 600 and 1200 grit) -A clean cloth -Tap water www.lawsongems.com Below is a list of some common gems you could use this technique with (the softer the better in most cases). The top of the list will be the hardest to deal with and the most time consuming. Lapis Lazuli 5 - 6 Turquoise 5 - 6 Apatite 5 Chrome Diopside 5 - 6 Obsidian 5 - 5.5 Larimar 4.5 - 5 Charoite 4.5 - 5 Rhodochrosite 4 Variscite 4 - 5 Ammolite 4 Fluorite 4 Azurite 3.5 - 4 Malachite 3.5 - 4 Sphalerite 3.5 - 4 Calcite 3 Coral 3 - 4 Verdite 3 Lepidolite 2.5 - 3 Pearl 2.5 - 4.5 Chrysocolla 2 - 4 Seraphinite 2 - 4 Amber 2 - 2.5
Views: 433863 Lawson Gems
Large Clusters being dug by Bobby Fecho at Bear Mountain Crystal Mine in Mount Ida, Arkansas
 
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Interesting video showing how we carefully remove large clusters from the crystal pockets. To visit the mine yourself follow the link below! http://www.fiddlersridgecrystals.com/dig.htm
Views: 540998 KingOfQuartz
Crazy Rare Kahoka Black Keokuk Geode
 
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www.teresarocks.com We are in the process of making several 1 hour DVDs of me out hunting gems and minerals in 2010.. Suscribe to my channel and become my friend on YouTube...... thanks...... Teresa :)
Views: 70072 Hunters of Treasure
Diamonds Vietnam
 
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Views: 146 BMC Global
Rhodochrosite01
 
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One of the significant milestones in mineral collecting came about when a small Silver mine high up in the Mosquito Range above Alma, Colorado was reopened for the express purpose of searching for more of the Rhodochrosite specimens produced in the 1880s when it was being mined for Lead-Silver ore. Using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and other modern tools for location and extraction of specimens without the usual damage, the miners organized by Bryan Lees methodically mined fissure 'targets' generated by GPR and carefully extracted any Rhodochrosites contained within. Most of the production consisted of loose single crystals but along with them were plates and groups of outstanding color, luster and size. Before mining ceased in 2003 significant numbers of specimens had been recovered. Of those many specimens only a few of the top specimens were of the quality or size exhibited by the example seen here. Looking a lot like a toothy slice of watermelon, this crescent shaped confection is literally covered with dozens of brilliantly lustrous rhombs up to 1½ inches on edge, of a deep reddish-pink hue. Scattered over, under, and occasionally on the Rhodochrosite are: cubes of violet Fluorite, brassy-gold Chalcopyrite crystals, black pyramids of Tetrahedrite and colorless needles of Quartz. Due to the extreme care taken when extracting the specimen the condition is excellent and it has been carefully curated ever since. Overall measurements: 11.5 x 5 x 2.75 inches (29.2 x 12.7 x 7 cm). Visit the live auction at: http://fineart.ha.com/c/ecatalog.zx?saleNo=5110 Auction closes on June 2, 2013.
Views: 731 bluecapproductions
The Crystal Collector: Missouri trip Top Jewelry grade Drusy quartz
 
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This trip brings us to Missouri where we dig at a private location for Barite, Galena, and my personal favorite....micro-crystalline(drusy) quartz on stromatolites (fossil algae). I know it doesn't sound that appealing but let me tell you, the drusy quartz we dig from this spot has the best twinkle/sparkle that I have ever seen! It's like thousands of tiny melee diamonds twinkling when the light catches it. I sold every last piece I had from this dig and I had a bunch. The most coveted is the nice white or blueish-gray drusy on fossil coral pieces. It has to be seen in person, in sunlight especially, to really appreciate it. This stuff was laying all over the place and we collected till we could carry no more. .Please try to help us out on eBay. This assures that we will continue providing you with new locations and new videos. http://www.ebay.com/usr/okjunk and http://stores.ebay.com/ULTRA-ROCKS
Views: 21001 MrAmethystguy
Rare Keokuk Geode Collection
 
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We are in the process of making several 1 hour DVDs of me out hunting gems and minerals in 2010.. Suscribe to my channel and become my friend on YouTube...... thanks...... Teresa :) www.teresarocks.com
Views: 55800 Hunters of Treasure
Dendritic Cobalt Silver Cabochons - Rough Slabs to Cabs
 
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Cabbing Dendritic Cobalt Ontario Silver. Taking you through the entire process from the rough slab to the finished Cabochons. The video is long but you see all the steps and what it takes to transform this amazing material. Be sure to check out tess99991's channel for some awesome videos and information! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnz8kX6AZOeZbRt0F9XqVJA
Views: 19891 Rough Market
HUGE LEMURIAN QUARTZ CRYSTAL CLUSTER FROM ARKANSAS - All natural, freshly mined, massive points!
 
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This massive clear Quartz Crystal Cluster was just unearthed in Arkansas at the Avant Crystal Mine. Yes, this is how they come out of the ground. All natural, made by our amazing Mother Earth. This cluster still has a thick layer of red clay on it, covering part of the crystal formations. Since this specimen has not yet been cleaned, you can see Iron-Oxide deposits on the surface of the crystals. This massive specimen is loaded with huge clear points that have Lemurian crystal habit. Hope you enjoy! PLEASE Follow on Instagram @crystalsofarkansas https://www.instagram.com/crystalsofarkansas PLESE shop at my Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/SacredEarthGifts THANK YOU! Music by Lakey Inspired https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired
Digging Colorado Crystals part 2
 
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This is the same hole that was started in the first video. I continued to pull large plates of Microcline and Quartz Crystals from here. The hole now goes back about 15 feet and more continue to come out.
Views: 328373 Badger2410
How to Cut and Polish Semi Precious Gemstone - Ribbonstone | Liz Kreate
 
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Ever wondered what it takes to polish a piece of gemstone? In this video, I'm showing the basic cutting, grinding and polishing of a semi precious gem called a Ribbonstone. MUSIC - 1. "Good Starts" 2. "On Hold" FROM - YouTube Music Library MORE LAPIDARY Videos - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViFknwDrLvXnyCXL_PaOuago About this Channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XNo9... Jewelry Making Tutorials - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViEih85hG7ZiSZIYQmsv6WV0 Liz Kreate Recipe - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViFhoAEfZDfOtHqrQqBllUuX How to Find Gold and Gems - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViGnuqq5sYBjuBthfKPhRNGO PEDRO the Budgie - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz21al88ViEmoVtph1ZjkyGfMchZFcgU
Views: 1218352 Liz Kreate
Beautiful smoky Quartz Australia
 
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Extraction video of a super nice smoky from NNSW Australia
Huge Smoky Quartz Crystal Pocket from Pikes Peak, 2015
 
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Part of our new EPIC POCKETS series, we investigate the new "Sunny Side Pocket" which has already yielded over 400lb of crystals! Caleb K explains his discovery and the process to carefully extract these huge specimens.
Views: 36373 Pikes Peak Minerals
Rick mining gem topaz
 
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Follow Rick Seng as he extracts a large gem topaz crystal from a ryolite vug in central Utah.
Views: 532178 Rick Seng
The Crystal Collector: "Giant quartz crystals" Ep. 1 Gwinnett Co. Georgia
 
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Thanks for watching our crystal mining adventures. Check out the "sprite/fairy" some people say we released while digging this vein. Didn't notice it for a couple years until someone pointed it out in the video. Here it is slowed down... https://www.instagram.com/p/BAOYaocCJ3y/?taken-by=thecrystalcollector Watch as host Bryan Major digs quartz crystals in Georgia! These are dug direct from the vein they originated in. These are said to be some of the largest ever found in Georgia. Discovered by Jason Barrett in 2008, the crystals have become well known due to the size, the odd location near Atlanta, the rare alpine type vein they came from, and the super unique sparkle they had in the sun from the thousands of "sprouting" growth form baby crystals.. The mine in the video only has a limited supply left. The pure white quartz crystals coupled with the unique and odd growth forms, became a big hit up in Asheville, N.C. The metaphysical crowd and crystal healers have all loved the powers the Gwinnett quartz has locked away. Check out these two places to buy rocks and crystals. Thanks for helping support the cause. http://stores.ebay.com/ULTRA-ROCKS http://www.ebay.com/usr/okjunk Episode 3 at Diamond Hill Mine in South Carolina. http://youtu.be/JjJFhrlxnyo Best amethyst mining clip in Virginia: https://youtu.be/IkeeyrqZ2R0
Views: 803743 MrAmethystguy
Huge Arkansas Quartz Crystal Point / Optical Clear
 
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Here is a large clear Arkansas Quartz Crystal Point from the Arrowhead Crystal Mine in Mt.Ida , Arkansas. http://stores.ebay.com/Arrowhead-Crystal-Mine http://www.arrowheadcrystals.com Arrowhead Crystal Mine
Views: 5133 Matthew Price
Digging Colorado Crystals
 
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Here's a video showing a fun dig in the Colorado Rocky Mountains pulling smokey quartz and microcline (some amazonite) treasures from ancient Earthen tombs! More photos and information at my blog, davealex.com.
Views: 1762 obliqrecordings
Arkansas Smokey Quartz Crystal Mining
 
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Found a construction area with smokey enhydro crystals scattered around. Trying to get permission to do some digging ; )
Views: 40434 KingOfQuartz
Rose quartz mine vol-1
 
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Red&Blue gems & jewelry
Views: 3245 Yong Kyoung Seong
Arkansas Mineral - Golden Healer Quartz Crystal Cluster
 
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http://stores.ebay.com/Kingofquartz
Views: 347 KingOfQuartz
Arkansas Smokey Quartz Crystal Mining
 
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Having a fun day of crystal hunting
Views: 7264 KingOfQuartz
Rockhounding Sedalia Copper Mine (Salida, CO)
 
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Rockhounding in Salida, Colorado with the Flatirons Mineral Club.
Views: 40826 r0b0d0g
Heat Treated Citrine VS Natural Citrine
 
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Heat Treated Citrine VS Natural Citrine crystals by https://crystallinelight.com owner Jennifer Salness. A common misconception about many Citrine crystals is that they are natural, when actually many in the crystal market are heat treated amethyst. Learn how to differentiate the difference and see beautiful examples of natural Citrine crystals. https://crystallinelight.com
Views: 32498 Crystalline Light
MUST SEE!  Giant Smoky quartz crystal cluster dug up South Carolina Gem mining Rockhounding
 
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This hails from the great state of South Carolina. Dug by a member of the Crystal Collector team, this massive cluster of smoky quartz weighs over 40 pounds! It has fantastic luster, that shows well on the many prismatic crystal faces as they catch the light. This stunning specimen even has an enhydro present. This is an air bubble trapped in a chamber filled with water...inside the crystal itself. This bubble is filled with the same air that was present when this cluster formed so many millions of years ago. It moves back and forth as you rock the specimen back and forth. This is truly a masterpiece! @Bryan Major @Chet Karwowski @Jason Barrett
Views: 9792 MrAmethystguy
Healing Crystals Herkimer Diamond Information Video
 
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More information on Herkimer Diamonds: http://www.healingcrystals.com/Herkimer_Diamond_Articles_100.html Click here to purchase Herkimer Diamonds from our website: http://www.healingcrystals.com/advanced_search_result.php?dropdown=Search+Products...&keywords=herkimer To view all our crystals, please go to this link, http://www.healingcrystals.com/categories.html For more information on crystals for various issues, challenges, and ailments, go to this link, http://www.healingcrystals.com/Crystals_for_Common_Conditions_Articles_12069.html To receive a 10% discount on your order, please use this code, YTVideo10. Crystal Blessings!
Views: 929 healingcrystals
Quartz Crystal Collecting in Virginia (Part 1: "The Dig")
 
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Collecting Virginia Quartz Crystals "Part 1: The Dig" **This video is of the dig from our new trip! There will be a second video of the finds and pictures coming soon!!** ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About the Dig: We dug some amazing quartz crystals the other day here in Virginia! These crystals are water clear, and they are very beautiful! These pieces make amazing specimens for display as well as pieces for jewelry. These beautiful clear quartz crystals are found locally here in Virginia! The crystals are found in the residual soil with little effort needed to find them! Simply dig, sift, and wahlah! These crystals are found in what used to be Alpine-Type Fissures! The crystals have long since weathered out and broken away from the main host rock (Red/white Sandstone)! Most of the points are single clear crystals ranging from 0.5” to 1" and the largest coming in at 3inches!!!! The clarity of these crystals resemble the well liked Arkansas quartz that have been a collector’s favorite for many years! Even though the size is smaller, the clarity and location make up for it! Many collectors search for quartz coming from specific locations! When it comes to collecting minerals, it is not always about the bulk, size, or quality. Special and unique locations in areas that are very uncommon on the market make these prized pieces! Plus the size make these perfect for wire wrappers and others interested in jewelry! We are sure that this place has more hidden secrets than we know! Double terminated crystals can be found at this location! A lot of the quartz crystals contain fractures that have allowed hematite to seep into them creating a very unique yellow, red, orange look inside of the crystals! The plates that are found contain so much hematite that the cleaning process is very difficult, so we usually just enjoy them as they are found! More will come in time!!! Let us know in the comments below with what you liked about this video and what you would like to see next time!! **BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR ORIGINAL VIDEO AT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYV7946qWjU _________________________________________________________________ A special thanks to all of our viewers! We really appreciate the amazing input and reaction to our last video! We hope to begin posting more videos on a regular basis in time!! If you liked this video then hit the Subscribe button!!! NEW FACEBOOK PAGE (as of April 2016) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegeologyman/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Keep on Rockin' everyone!! - Thomas & Alex
Views: 121727 The Geology Man
Crystal Cavity in Bancroft - Rock Collecting and Crystal Collecting Documentary for the Rockhound
 
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This short documentary covers the discovery and collecting of crystal from a cavity that I found near Bancroft and still there lies the very likely option that rockhounds can gather more from this amazing calcite seam. Crystal cavities remain in abundance around the Bancroft area, residing within calcite seams and waiting to reveal incredible mineral treasures if you know how to find them. If you like rock or crystal collecting find out how to do it here.
Views: 137847 Caver461
Beryl, aquamarine from Minas Gerais, Brazil.
 
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How fun is that? This aquamarine from Minas Gerais, Brazil, underwent some preferential dissolution, cutting the mineral into 2 pieces that now slide along each other! To learn more about preferential dissolution, read our blog: http://nhminsci.blogspot.com/
Views: 3383 asteriee
The Nebula Stone - Making Labradorite Jewellery
 
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Part 2 of the Electric Blue Labradorite and creating Jewellery from rough slab to cab. Taking you through the entire process of what it takes to make a finished piece of Jewellery.
Views: 1724 Rough Market
Mining a Big Quartz Crystal Pocket in Mount Ida, Arkansas __ PART 2 of 2
 
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The cluster finally comes out after several hours of careful work!
Views: 38052 KingOfQuartz
The Crystal Collector:  Cleaning out a quartz crystal pocket at my giant crystal site in Georgia
 
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Took this video today (February 4th, 2013) at my Giant quartz crystal site from the first episode of Crystal Collector in gwinnett County, Georgia. I am 13 feet down and just breached a pocket with some quartz crystals. They are covered in a coating of Manganese oxide. I like to call them "shadow quartz". The manganese oxide forms such a smooth slick layer unlike anything I have ever seen before at any other location. I am compiling a video of this location and hopefully will have it publioshed in the next few weeks or so. This location will soon be built over by houses and this will be the only record of mother nature's artwork before it's gone forever.
Views: 34148 MrAmethystguy
Skeleton Pocket Pt.3 Fluorite on Orthoclase
 
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We discovered an interesting pocket of crystals on our Devil May Care lode claim in Colorado. It consisted mostly of large single and multiple attached orthoclase feldspar crystals. Most of the crystals look to have been not fully formed in areas, or another mineral was eroded out or simply replaced. Whatever process caused the "Skeletonized" pitted areas in the orthoclase, the pitted areas were lined with sometimes gemmy albite. There was some fluorite found in the pocket as well, including some beautiful fluorite cubes on orthoclase, and a large, significant discovery of cubic fluorite. Only very small amounts of smoky quartz crystals were found in this pocket.
Views: 155 Lost Creek Mining
Fluorescent  minerals, Colorado School of Mines
 
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Ultraviolet light stimulates electronic transitions in certain crystals which then fluoresce in the dark. The electrons that are excited into higher states by the UV light get back to their ground states and in the process emit visible light. This movie was taken at the Geology Museum, Colorado School of Mines, USA
Views: 393 bhadeshia123
Discovery of Lifetime Follow up Video- Quartz Twinning
 
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This is a Follow up Video of our recent discovery of rare twinning Quartz crystals found high up in the Cascades of the Pacific NW Known as RG Law Twins, I have found something even more interesting. A Un- named Twin. This Twin is going to the Tuscon Gem show to be studied by experts in this category of twinning. There will be a symposium on this Stone. Super excited, Because I get to name this twin. This is the most significant find in Washington State in the last 10 years. Please Subscribe to my Channel and also follow me - Cowboywade on Instagram, Skunklchuck on Snapchat!
Views: 620 Skunklchuck2
Quartz and Fluorite Crystals - The Crush Pocket
 
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Full account of this adventure on my blog at http://davealex.com/?p=4854. And for those that are curious, the music is my band, and it will continue, so turn down if you don't like! ;) Large quartz and fluorite crystal pocket found in the Colorado Pikes Peak Batholith. Video is of some highlights of the pocket. Music off the Multicast album "Multicaster". See http://Multicast.Bandcamp.com for more tunes and information.
Views: 15248 obliqrecordings
How to Clean and Prepare Specimens After Collection in the Field
 
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After watching this video, the viewer should know how to clean and prepare rocks and minerals for viewing after collecting them from the field.
Views: 9338 Frank Reiser M.S.
Harvesting a Quartz Crystal Pocket/Seam - McAdoo, Pennsylvania - 3/29/13
 
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Pulling out chunks of frozen pocket clay/dickite, filled with quartz crystals.
Views: 84085 Shawn Boyle