Surprise Package from Nicola_A in the UK

A pleasant surprise of rock samples from the US from a friend in the UK. It took 15 days from Texas but it made it got here!

Surprise package from Nicola in UK

Rocks and minerals from the USA, gift from Nicola in UK

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Polish Rocks for Bonnie_H

Bonnie H. rock collection from Charlottesville Reservoir, Albemarle County,Virginia.

Metabasalt with epidote, jasper, feldspar and quartz.

Bonnie_H rocks collected from Albemarle co., Va

 

Bonnie_H rocks collected from Albemarle co., Va -01

 

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Unakite for Patricia_N

Unakite rocks to cut into sphere, collected in the 60’s from the Rose River in Madison County, Virginia.

VA Rose River Unakite, collected in 60’s

VA Rose River Unakite, collected in 60’s

VA Rose River Unakite, collected in 60’s

VA Rose River Unakite, collected in 60’s

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Virginia Rocks for Natural History Center Display part_2

Virginia rocks and minerals for display at the Rockfish Valley Foundation Natural History Center and is an affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Natural History – Page_2

Located in the former Spruce Creek Gallery 1368 Rockfish Valley Highway at the corner of Route 151 and Glenthorne Loop,1.3 miles south of Nellysford, Nelson County, VA.

Virginia Rocks for Natural History Center Display part_1

Virginia rocks and minerals for display at the Rockfish Valley Foundation Natural History Center and is an affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Natural History – Page_1

Located in the former Spruce Creek Gallery 1368 Rockfish Valley Highway at the corner of Route 151 and Glenthorne Loop,1.3 miles south of Nellysford, Nelson County, VA.

Rock slabs in RVCC new Lounge soapstone bar top

Slices of rocks mostly from Virgina used in the soapstone counter top for the new lounge area at Rockfish Valley Community Center.

New Soapstone countertop with rock slabs for RVCC Lounge Area

Unakite from Nelson Co. in RVCC soapstone counter top

 

Unakite from Rockbridge Co. in RVCC soapstone countertop

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Polish Stones for Victoria

Cut and polish stones collected by Victoria R. in North Carolina. Garnet, green beryl (emerald), corundum (ruby).

Garnet, green beryl (emerald), corundum (ruby)

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green beryl (emerald)

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corundum (ruby)

green beryl (emerald)

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corundum (ruby)

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corundum (ruby)

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Garnet, green beryl (emerald), corundum (ruby)

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Links for learing more about rocks

 

Igneous Rocks Sedimentary Rocks Metamorphic Rocks List of Rock Types List of Minerals Mineralienatlas Geology Cafe Mineralogy and Location Database Web Mineralogical Database Geological Institute of America The Smithsonian The Natural History Museum of London – Rocks and minerals Encyclopedia Brittanica

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