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 Post subject: potatoes
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:06 pm 

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I'm curious if any of you Az rockhounders have run across any of these in your hounding travels. I call 'em potatoes because that's what they remind me of.

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 Post subject: Re: potatoes
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:16 am 
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Location: Dutch's Ditch, AZ
They're pretty abundant in Idaho
the variety in Arizona are most likely
HOT :oops:

wonder what the white knobs are minerally ?
and is the brown matrix ancient mud?

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 Post subject: Re: potatoes
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:04 pm 

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Hey Ed, the white nodules are agate and the brown matrix is a desert crust of some sort. When sliced open, this usually what is inside. Soooo, by the lack of opascity and the mohs hardness (7+), I'm assuming these are a type of jasper.
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Ed,you may have noticed the big red/ green one the middle kinda resembles a rockin heart I did this year ;)


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 Post subject: Re: potatoes
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:20 am 
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wow those are fabulous!
those eyes/nodules are full of color!
you say these potatoes are in the Holbrook area?
hopefully there isn't a potato famine
cause I'm on my way :P
to slice and dice
& great polishing material
roc


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 Post subject: Re: potatoes
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:30 pm 
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I got to get out in the desert more. Those are great looking items.


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 Post subject: Re: potatoes
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:34 am 
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I screwed up - posted on wrong thread.

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 Post subject: Re: potatoes
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:15 pm 
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T.C.!
- You always were a Mr. Potato Head :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: potatoes
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:22 am 
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a friend of mine brought me a couple of those potatoes
he visited Meteor Crater and later did some meteorite hunting
around the Holbrook area
some day I'm going to try to polish a slab
have you cabbed any?
any pic?
rco


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