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Offline daverocks

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« on: 18/01/2011 01:16:32 »
Dear Members,
I just joined a few days ago. I am Dave and live in Butler county Ohio. I have been collecting artifacts and strange rocks for 35 years.(I study geology as a hobby)
From what I have learned on the internet, I took a collage level geology test (Igneous rocks) and got a 78%.

For only internet training, I think I did well? I can Identify most rocks in the 3 major groups.
But that is why I search for Strange rocks and meteorites, (I have 30 meteorites that I have bought)

I am lucky to live in the Glacier belt cause once in a while you find a one of a kind rock that is hard to identify. (So that is where you come in! LOL), I know it is hard, I find that it is funny how you can find a strange rock, AND NEVER FIND A PICTURE OF A SIMLAR ROCK ON THE NET! and wonder what process created it. (I have basic ideas, but there not BLACK-WHITE!

In the next few days I will post my most bizar basalt and 2 bizar metamorphic rocks and see if anyone can provide any help.

I have been on many Geology web. fourms, from what I have seen so far "THIS IS THE BEST!"


Dave


 

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« Reply #1 on: 18/01/2011 02:44:51 »
I have 30 meteorites that I have bought

Really ? ... http://meteorite-identification.com/wrongs1.html

I took a collage level geology test ... and got a 78%.

You shouldn't buy another "meteorite" until you score 100% in this test ... http://meteorites.wustl.edu/meteorwrongs/meteorwrongs.htm
« Last Edit: 19/01/2011 04:36:19 by RD »
 

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« Reply #2 on: 18/01/2011 04:31:03 »
Whew... 
Looking at E-Bay.
I had no idea that one's rock collection could be so valuable.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Possible-USA-match-Dhofar-lunar-meteorite-breccias-/360255954084

I have a rock I found a few years ago...  A magnet will weakly stick to in several places.  It is naturally shiny (unpolished).  Perhaps I could make a fortune off of it  :)  Especially since I know there are more rocks like it where it came from  ;D
 

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« Reply #3 on: 18/01/2011 06:09:21 »
Wow,
What a 1st warm welcome, If the rest of the members are like you two, perhaps I was wrong? This is not the best geology fourm on the net?

1st of all I belong to the meteorite list (met-list) as so is Dr. Ted Bunch and Dr. Randy Korotex.  (Washington University)
2nd, I have meteorites obtained from top sellers like "Greg Hupe".....Gary Fujihara,....Arizona sky meteorites and Eric Wickmen MeteoritesUSA.
Here is a link to (one/ fourth) of my collection!........Do you still not think they are meteorites?????????

That being said, Let me tell you about meteorites,
Fresh chondrites: Have fusion crust(some diogentites may not)
                       Density > then 3.0
                       may or may not have regmaglypts
                       Will be magnetic (HED... TYPE METEORITES MAY NOT BE MAGNETIC AS WELL AS ACHONDRITES)
                       Will most likly have iron nickel flakes
                       And May or maynot have Chondrules that you can see.

So (RD)and CliffordK just because I Posted in my 1st post on this fourm, That I know a little about geology,
                                                       2, I collect strange rocks
                                                   and 3,because I have a collection of 30 meteorites,
You guys become Sarcastic, and So-unprofessional!!!!!........I could go on and on! ( you did not see my strange rocks, which i did not imply they were meteorites(there not) and you did not see my meteorites, before you made your comments!

One more thing RD, You have 5 gold stars above your name,,4000+++ post, were all 4000+++post like this, I sure hope not. For the sake of the students!!!!!!!!

dave







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« Reply #4 on: 18/01/2011 06:40:46 »
Sorry...  Oh...  and Welcome.

I didn't mean to seem like I was judging your meteorites without knowing anything about them.  Nor judging what you've found or purchased.

My comment was more directed at the comment above that many available were either fakes, or terrestrial rocks that people haven't bothered to get checked out.  I was amazed that the highest valued auctions weren't registered.  Same thing with fossils.

Topics can ramble a bit.

I found the linked page above to be quite interesting...  What is obvious is that one can not judge a stone by any single feature.  Or 2 or 3 features in isolation.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 18/01/2011 07:42:48 »
the best geology fourm on the net

This is not "the best geology fourm on the net” * : other forums specifically dedicated to geology are superior,
 however their numerous monomaniacal members would be much better at spotting bogus meteorites.

1st of all I belong to the meteorite list (met-list)

Anyone can join the "met-list" ... http://six.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/meteorite-list


[* That level of sycophancy, “bizar” spelling, and name dropping, should cause everyone to set scepticism to high].


Caveat emptor
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« Reply #6 on: 18/01/2011 14:05:32 »
Dear Freinds,

Could we please start over.

As obvious in my first post, I did not come here to sell anything. I bought meteorites from professionals to study, then to donate to schools to inspire students in education.

I am only seeking help that someone can identify some strange metamorphic "terrestrial" rocks that I will post photos of today. That there might be a geolgist on here that has expertise in the process that may have formed these rocks and what catagorey of rock they fall into.

Thanks for any help.

Dave
« Last Edit: 18/01/2011 14:07:28 by daverocks »
 

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« Reply #7 on: 18/01/2011 15:49:25 »
Hi Dave,

Notwithstanding the reactions above, (I think there some forum regulars are a bit jaded by "spam by nighters" who don't contribute back into the Forum) I for one would be interested in pictures of igneous / metamorphic rocks.
Bass and Jim Bob are the ones to impress - although I tend to ignore JB's lunatic insistance that sedimentary rocks are interesting too.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 18/01/2011 17:51:04 »
Welcome to the forum Dave!

Always love to have another "rocker" around (especially a hard-rocker).  JimBob, that old softie, will add his two cents when he gets back on his feet.

The glacial train of the Canadian Shield would provide some unique specimens.  Love to see whatever you've found.  Sounds like an impressive collection. 

Will be great to have a meteorite expert about.  Do you know much about impact craters?  I have some interesting breccias that may be related to ancient impacts.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 18/01/2011 23:45:24 »
Hello Everyone,
Thank you all so much. I have no hard feelings towards anyone. I think my introduction
of my self was just a miss understanding.
So I beleave the moderators of this fourm Should just Delete this thread I started as a introduction, (for the sake of young childern and students who may want to post on here) We don't want to scare them off, from posting what they found.
I have many detailed photos of my rocks, My 1st I think I will up-load to face book and provide a link to you all in a new thread. That way I dont up load 7-8 photos here.
Thanks again
Dave
 

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« Reply #10 on: 19/01/2011 00:41:41 »
I beleave the moderators of this fourm Should just Delete this thread I started as a introduction, (for the sake of young childern and students who may want to post on here)

I wasn’t going to contribute any further to this thread but as Daverocks is attempting to have my posts deleted from it, (and using young "childern" (sic) as hostages to do it), I feel obliged to respond to his cack-handed attempt at censorship.

Set scepticism to maximum, (and mods please don’t delete my posts from this thread).

BTW despite Dave allegedly being a middle-aged native English speaker, who allegedly got 78% in a college geology exam, so presumably can spell six-syllable geological terms, cannot spell everyday english words correctly,
 e.g. “beleave” , “childern”, "miss understanding", “bizar” (twice) , and “fourm” (twice)    ???
« Last Edit: 19/01/2011 01:15:00 by RD »
 

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« Reply #11 on: 19/01/2011 02:12:49 »
OMG................LOL

Did I walk off a Ordovician Cliff and enter the TWILIGHT ZONE?......It seems I am up to my neck in
Trilobite sh1t, from someone who does not know me...nor do I know him?   lol

Sooo........sometimes I type faster then my pay grade,"lol".......so what!......yea....the hard words I have written on paper in front of me. lol......and so what about that!!!!!!

AWAAAAAAAAAA! Just a question, were you someone who got kicked off the met-list! (just asking) You do not have to answer! lol............Dude I am a nobody..I collect strange rocks, and buy a few meteorites.....no big deal..!!

Dear moderators,....you have access to my email, please contact me via that!

I wish everyone the best!
dave


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« Reply #12 on: 19/01/2011 02:21:44 »
I think it would be interesting to share some of the more unique specimens in a collection, hopefully not leading to any "my rock is bigger than your rock" arguments.  [xx(]

The variety of different rocks found on the world (or in space) is extraordinary.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 19/01/2011 02:49:31 »
Dear cliffordK
LOL...............I think we are past that,  don't you?............I think I am out of here!
This forum is a little too strange for me!!!

Good luck to you all! I wish you the best!
 

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« Reply #14 on: 19/01/2011 04:06:24 »
Just a question, were you someone who got kicked off the met-list! (just asking)

Since you asked,  no I’d never heard of the “met-list” before you mentioned it.
( nor did I know it was possible to be “kicked off” it , until you mentioned it).
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