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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:10 pm 
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one thing to keep in mind is to buy specimens that will go up in price over time..i have been gobbling up red beryl and some benitoite here and there because in 15 years they will have doubled in price especially the red beryl as long as no other deposits are found..just like the tsumeb specimens..there are no more coming out..they will only go up in price..sweet home rhodochrosite another one..all the big min. collectors and sellers say you should buy the better specimens more so than the mediocre specs. price is an issue but it would be better to buy one real good one than 3 regular ones of the same species(same locale, etc.)

so here is a sweet tourm. on quartz from Rob's site
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sweet kunzite
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and of course my beloved JXR ammy..the only amethyst in the "vault" $6000
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Ok, I swore, sorry :oops:
Yes an expletive came forth when I scrolled then saw the hands. :shock:

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have you not seen the size of that thing..here check out Rob holding the crystal..i bet that sucker is top facet rough too..he don't mess with small potatoes


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Oh my! I wonder if my swear word was the same as mehoose's?? :oops: 8)

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An old radio station, FM :wink:

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How about
" i think it's a crystal but it's so damn big"
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" I was wondering what happened to that table leg"
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"yes..this will do..en garde"

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:D love the "cliff," but the orange "sunrise" quartz is stunning, cascaillou!!

amguy, your jxr is a beauty!! 8)


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i wish it was mine..sucker was $6000 and the only amethyst in irocks vault..along side giant emerald crystals and huge tourmalines..an ammy that can hang in the "vault" is a sweet ammy indeed

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oh, i thought the jxr belonged to you, amguy!! :) i wouldn't have the jxr locked in a prison, it would be out to be admired!! :wink:


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here is the vault g-kid
http://www.irocks.com/vault09a.html
look at it and weep..make sure and check the "older vault specimens"

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:shock: very nice!! thanks for the link, amguy! will have to go back and read the details on each one, though, just admired (while weeping :wink: ) the specimens' pics.


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Hmm .. I don't know, mehoose ... does the radio station start with S?? 8)

Those are some gorgeous minerals, Ammy! Wow!

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Did for my daughter :lol:

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Life inside a mineral specimen:

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Naica giant gypsum crystals geode


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While looking through this site I discovered that irock will be exhibiting at the Denver G&M show - Sept. 12-14. I'll get to see some of their inventory up close & personal ... oh yeah!!

http://www.denvermineralshow.com/


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