New Mineral Named After GIA’s John Koivula
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Wow! That is all I can say, and Hello, I am new here too.


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Who am I to say welcome, because I'm new, too. How long have you been a stoner?


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8) hi claudia!! thanks for posting pics for us to see!! that's pretty big!! any pics of it being transported?? would love to see them!! jan


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Yeah, if it doesn't break. Quite a few mud lines. Trying to keep it in once piece. Hopes are high, but don't know. Already have about 300 pounds of rough. Very exciting!!


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Sledge hammer, cold chisels, rock drill, break off the outside inward.

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Oh yeah, welcome to the group.

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Anyone have any thoughts?


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Anyone have any thoughts?


'Sandpaper' comes to mind 8)

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Anyone have any thoughts?


'Sandpaper' comes to mind 8)



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Does that mean it's yucky?


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From what we can see, most of it is not even really specimen grade. Now, in a HUGE piece, there's a conceivable chance that there's some nice stuff locked away inside, or that a sufficiently large crystal might have some gemmy regions... but from the images I'm seeing, I'm not envisioning large dollar signs in the near future.


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Thanks for the post. Had no clue and was wondering. Thought it would have been something marvelous!!!! But I guess I was wrong.


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Just to be clear...

We are making these comments based on photos... this is NO SUBSTITUTE for having the material examined by a qualified professional IN PERSON.

May I suggest you at least ask a member of the geology department in a local university to look at it?

Even if it is not worth money from a gemstone perspective, it may well be an important find in a geologic context. Don't lose all hope just yet, it sure seems interesting! :)


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