Collecting and Prospecting Etiquette
Enjoy the hobby of rockhounding and preserve the availability of localities by following five simple rules. If everyone uses a little collecting and prospecting etiquette, we can ensure future generations will enjoy digging at the same localities we did. Help us spread the word.
Geologic Variations Between ‘Herkimer Diamond’ Quartz Crystals and ‘Pakimer’ Quartz Crystals By: Northern Maine Minerals
Geologic Variations Between ‘Herkimer Diamond’ Quartz Crystals and ‘Pakimer’ Quartz Crystals By: Northern Maine Minerals QUESTION: What Makes Herkimer Diamond Quartz Crystals More Unique than Other Quartz Crystals? GENERAL BACKGROUND STATEMENTS: - Silica is one of the most common elements in the Earth. - Silica Dioxide (Si02) is the chemical formula of pure quartz - Quartz crystals can form under a variety of conditions forming intrusions into their host rock. - Host rock is the term used for the rock that was originally there before it became intruded. - Intrusions are separations in the host rock filled by a different...