Crystals at home!
huggergirl, where did the piece that you are holding up come from? Interesting piece that you have there. And Yes, what you think look's like Amber from your brother's collection does look like amber although I can not say if it's pure or not. It's been a very long time for me in this area concerning all of this.
Dave, you definately have a nice collection that you are are showing here. Do you have any pure crystal or Amythest to show? All of my collection is in storage. Arrowhead collecting was a childhood favorite of mine.
Hi Huggergirl, that certainly looks like Limestone.
Is there a bug in that Amber? I see Golden Calcite, Selenite, and Ulexite behind it.
I see a number of interesting specimens on your desk. Can you show some of them?
Someone was a tremendous carver on that limestone piece;-) Very pretty piece you have there huggergirl. Keep on showing what you got. I will try and dig out more soon.
I, at one time, was very drawn to pure crystal Quartz. One can hold it up to the sun and see the color's of the rainbow and it also hold's valuable trait's as well;-) Some view certain stone's and gemstone's as aiding in life. The black quartz is what my father used to make his own arrowhead's, so it's a cherished piece in my world.
Here are a few piece's I have around the house for decoration purpose's.
Dave, the fish/trilobite's are very interesting piece's. What amazing piece's of all that you have. I am enjoying this;-)
The fossil on the right in RachelLF's photo is a cephalopod, probably the cross section of a belemnoid.
I dont want to take all the credit for my collection,most of it belonged to my brother,and Iam sure he purchased a few of the specimens,i think he also went to gem hunting areas,most likley in n.c.,s.c.,w.v.,v, .I can reconize a few ,but not even close to having any idea what most of them are,I collect because Iam crazy about ,rocks ,fossils,gems,ahhh!!! metrosideros,there are most definitly 1 whole bug in the amber,I can see a mosquito,all the legs & wings ,body . Rachael,my great grandmother was full cherokee.
The little cone-shaped fossil is a belemnoid (at one time, I would have just said "belemnite" but I've since realized I don't know species well enough to be that specific!)- that's what they look like when they weather out of the sediment - like a bullet. They're common in some Mesozoic marine shales.
Your other samples in the same photo are belemnoids too - the difference is that they are intact in the sediment and you are seeing cross sections through them that show the internal structure.
I agree jmorth, huggergirl does have a nice collection.
Thank's altagardener for the I.D.
Dave, nice peace pipe and I love that fern fossil!