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fusedlight 04-04-2012 01:16 PM

Rockhounding Newbie
 
After years with the minivan (.82 light seconds on that baby!) we have finally moved on and gotten a V6 Toyota Rav4 with a factory-installed tow kit. We're now into the fun (well, more fun!) part... finding a nice little trailer that we can pull. We've been up to the Scamp factory here in Minnesota (nice folks) but are always willing to take a road trip to a good camper!

I'm a computer geek, my wife's a 4th grade teacher, and we are both avid rockhounds. 900 pounds or so came back with us on our last trip out west!

Donna D. 04-04-2012 06:10 PM

Hi Gary, welcome to FiberglassRV. We're glad you found us :yep

Have you checked out the Hobbies & Passions forum yet? Here's a topic I bet you can add too: http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...lry-43386.html

900# of rocks? Are you related to Lucille Ball by chance? :loltu

Best of luck on the egg hunt!

freddo411 04-04-2012 07:57 PM

Fossils, gems, or just plain ol' rocks? My wife swears that fossil hunting is just a giant conspiracy to get her to make rubble.



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Originally Posted by fusedlight (Post 298805)
After years with the minivan (.82 light seconds on
that baby!) we have finally moved on and gotten a V6 Toyota Rav4 with a factory-installed tow kit. We're now into the fun (well, more fun!) part... finding a nice little trailer that we can pull. We've been up to the Scamp factory here in Minnesota (nice folks) but are always willing to take a road trip to a good camper!

I'm a computer geek, my wife's a 4th grade teacher, and we are both avid rockhounds. 900 pounds or so came back with us on our last trip out west!


fusedlight 04-05-2012 12:32 PM

We're pretty omnivorous in our collecting! It was a blast looking for trilobites outside of Delta, Utah, last month. Now all we have to do is sort through everything!

freddo411 04-05-2012 01:17 PM

We hunted there too. Sure felt like the middle of nowhere, driving out there. Saw an antelope!

Did you pay for the bulldozed site or hunt the vicinity?

Pam Garlow 04-05-2012 03:27 PM

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I'm a computer geek, my wife's a 4th grade teacher, and we are both avid rockhounds. 900 pounds or so came back with us on our last trip out west!

Michigan has the petoskey stone, a type of fossillized coral. It's very beautiful when polished.

john warren 04-06-2012 04:49 AM

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Michigan has the petoskey stone, a type of fossillized coral. It's very beautiful when polished.

and beautiful agates on the beaches of lake superior, they polish into gemsB)

fusedlight 04-06-2012 08:20 AM

North Shore Agates? First collecting trip as a couple, The Dot collected more than I did!

Petoskey Stones? First one entered my collection somewhere in the early 60's!

My specialty is fluorescent minerals from the Franklin/Ogdensburg area of New Jersey.

BTW... if anyone is interested in some trades...

Donna D. 04-06-2012 06:33 PM

As an Oregonian... most of us are aware of Agate Beach on the Oregon coast. After a turbulent storm agates wash up or become visible to everyone! You can literally walk the beach and pickup agates by the pound. You should see it... everyone is looking down and picking. We call it "butts up" time. :loltu


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