Wake County, NC,
7-20-2008. On this day I was with my good friend Joe taking a
look at a creek that has been known to produce some pretty nice
crystals. Today I found two very nice crystals.
Joe and I began by
searching the creek off
to one side of the road. We put on our rubber boots and began
walking the creek side by side. It wasn't even 30 seconds in
before I spotted this beauty laying right in the middle of the
creek bed on top of the
gravel. It was obvious it had been rolled in the
creek for a while as the edges were rounded and it was dinged in a few
places. I was still very happy with it. The picture
is the same one next to measuring tape for scale.
This one I spotted
poking out of the road that cut across the creek. I didn't
know how nice it was until I pulled it out. What a surprise!
Although only 3/4 of the entire crystal was there I was still
very pleased. Joe and I dug around in the same area but did
locate a vein or pocket that contained more of these.
My friend Joe
was visibly upset as he exclaimed, "man I walked right over
that!". It was just my lucky day.