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Pete Modreski
  • 70, Male
  • Wheat Ridge, CO
  • United States

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  • Meade Stemple
 

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Answers to Pete's Xmas Rocks quiz

Pete’s Christmas Rock Quiz Picture #11. Arkosic sandstone/comglomerate; call it a fine-grained, angular conglomerate or a coarse-grained sandstone; a sedimentary rock. An arkose is a sandstone that contains feldspar fragments.  Not sure exactly where or which rock formation it’s  from; somewhere in the foothills near Denver.2. Shale; not certain where it’s from or its age; somewhere in Colorado (hey, it just happened to be there in the picture).  It fizzes slightly in acid, hence, it’s a…See More
Jan 2, 2011
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Christmas rocks 2010

"Answers to Rock Quiz, Picture #2 1. Agate (thunderegg), St. Egidien, Saxony, Germany. 2. Orthoclase feldspar crystal (Carlsbad twin), in volcanic rock matrix; Jarilla Mountains, Otero County, New Mexico [agreed, I couldn’t expect anyone to…"
Jan 2, 2011
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Christmas rocks 2010

"Answers to Pete’s Christmas Rock Quiz   Picture #1 1. Arkosic sandstone/comglomerate; call it a fine-grained, angular conglomerate or a coarse-grained sandstone; a sedimentary rock. An arkose is a sandstone that contains feldspar…"
Jan 2, 2011
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rock sphere, Wheat Ridge, Colorado

"Thanks for adding the note and link.  From the various comments that had been made on the Rockhounds list about this, I was quite impressed by the number, and size, of stone spheres on display at various museums and buildings around the country…"
Dec 28, 2010
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rock sphere, Wheat Ridge, Colorado

"I am fascinated by the simple design and function of these spheres.  I thought I'd send you a link I've enjoyed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kugel_ball I put them on my travel plan.  Great to see them in action. A Kugel ball is…"
Dec 27, 2010
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Aug 28, 2010
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rock sphere, Wheat Ridge, Colorado

"The "twin" to this stone is located in Lansdale, PA. It's located in the town square, with a lengthy history. It's called a "Kugel Ball"...and sits on a high pressure jet stream (with surrounding fountain jets). Their…"
Jul 10, 2010
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rock sphere, Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Polished rotating sphere of dark igneous rock (anorthosite?), Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Colorado; 144-inch circumference = 3.8 foot (1.15-meter) diameter.
Jan 19, 2010
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Dec 30, 2009
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Alienscape

"Cute, Axel! Thanks for the puzzle. Nice experiments you are doing."
Oct 12, 2009

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At 7:11am on December 28, 2010, Meade Stemple said…

Actually, I don't know your friends here.  I do attend the annual Gem/Mineral show hosted by one of the two groups. The Dry Dredgers.  They seem to be so focused on fossil hunting, and family events (too slow/safe for me), I haven't joined.  The Cincy Min Soc. is primarily over 75.  I seem to do better searching on my own lol.

I actually live in Newport, but for comforts sake, I just say Cinci lol.  3 minutes to downtown, it seems fair.

I wanted to ask you about the Peridotite.  Might you have a small sample for sale?  I have a collection of nearly 3,000 rough/cut specimens and focus on TN's and Micromounts when I can.  I'd be delighted.  Let me know, either here, or directly at:

AFunWench@aol.com.

Thanks,

Meade

 
 
 

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