Fun facts and trivia about the Silver State of Nevada.
Nevada is the nation's 36 th state and was officially admitted on October 31, 1864. The three cities of Carson City, Reno and Virginia City give a glimpse into historic Nevada.
Although it is still (2007) regarded as a valid mineral species for historical reasons, Opal is not a true mineral in the accepted sense of the word as it is either composed of <m>Cristobalite</m> and/or <m>Tridymite</m> or composed of amorphous silica.
Nevada - where to find gold - Nevada Gold Prospecting Locations ...
Visit one of the top gem hunting spots in the US. Go alone or with the family. A gemology-themed vacation can be fun, educational, and (maybe) profitable.
Fee mining In North America . These are fee mining sites that I have heard about or been to my self. If you have a site you want to have put in here Email me the information.
Stone Fun Facts This is a collection of interesting facts about the various gemstones we carry at Ephemerala. Each section highlights the properties, history, metaphysical healing properties, and lore of assorted gems.
Nevada's official flag was adopted on March 26, 1929, but was revised on June 8, 1991. The flag has a deep blue background. It pictures a yellow, flowing ribbon that reads "BATTLE BORN." A five-pointed silver star and the words NEVADA are under the ribbon. These are surrounded by green sagebrush ...
Nevada: Entered the Union: October 31, 1864 (36) State Symbols Bird: Mountain Bluebird Tree: Bristlecone Pine Flower: Sagebrush Mammal: Desert Bighorn Sheep
Mine & cut: Black, crystal, white, wood opal gemstones. Gold, Sterling Silver wire jewelry. Petrified wood, pine cones, metaphysical crystals and
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Precious opal shows a variable interplay of internal colors, and though it is a mineraloid, it has an internal structure. At microscopic scales, precious opal is composed of silica spheres some 150 to 300 nm in diameter in a hexagonal or cubic close-packed lattice.
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Nevada Opal Mining - Part One -Virgin Valley. Nevada has become famous for it's fantastic Black Opals. the best-known Opal field in Nevada is located in northern Humboldt County at Virgin Valley. This is the first of a two-part feature on Nevada opals, and covers what you need to know about the Virgin Valley opal field
Oregon sunstone collecting: There are a few places where you can go to collect Oregon Sunstone. Here is a list of these "fee mining sites," where anyone can pay a fee and look for gems and minerals.
Lode VS Placer. When prospecting or mining one of the most basic distinctions is between placer and lode claims.Understand the deposit you have is important
The Black Rock Desert is a semi-arid region (in the Great Basin shrub steppe eco-region), of lava beds and playa, or alkali flats, situated in the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area, a silt playa 100 miles (160 km) north of Reno, Nevada that encompasses more than 300,000 acres (120,000 ha) of land and ...
The Royal Peacock Mining Company in Northwest Nevada produces some of the world's finest fire opal.
Opal Cutting by Clifford Coan: Intro How The Name "Opal" Came About What Opal Is Opal Types Where Nearly All Our Precious And Noble Opals Come From Destroying Some Myths And Complaints Frequently Heard About Opals
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Garnet - The Rainbow Family of Gem Minerals: Encyclopedia of Gemstone Information: grossular, turquoise, Rhodolite, garnet, tsavorite, Malaya, pyrope
Swordfish Mining Virgin Valley Black Opals. Evening Star fire has it's picture in at leas 4 magazines so far. We have 2 Rock and Gem Magazine cover already.
Idaho: Geographical and historical treatment of Idaho, including maps and a survey of its people, economy, and government. Idaho is shaped much like a logger's boot, thereby accidentally reflecting the state's rugged forested and mountainous terrain in which logging and mining play major roles.
Fee mining sites are places where you can pay a fee to dig for rocks, minerals, gold or gemstones and keep whatever you find. There are many places in the United States where you can pan for gold and have a reasonable chance of finding some.