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Posted by Mario Hendriks (2)  
Mario Hendriks (2) May 05, 2012 05:00PM

Seems that I'm rich now! Or is the the same stuff continents are made of? :-D

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Jim Bean May 06, 2012 02:10AM
Wow, red granite. My Azeztulite stocks just plummeted in value...:-D
Ken Doxsee May 07, 2012 05:18PM
No, no Jim -- Read the advertisement - this stuff harmonizes well with azeztulite, so your stock may be increasing in value!:)-D
Matt Ciranni May 11, 2012 06:59PM
One of our two local retail mineral/crystal shops is always trying pawn off stuff like this. Reminds me of the brightly colored "Man Made Obsidian" they sell there ("Well the kids like it" the lady at the counter said, somewhat apologetically.) That shop also happens to be where I get a sizable number of my "real" mineral specimens, so I guess; whatever keeps 'em in buisness...
Don Saathoff May 12, 2012 12:15AM
Matt, in reference to your local shop.....during the late fifties & early sixties I worked in two bands, one a Bebop (jazz) band and the other a Blues band. Also worked in "pick-up" bands behind touring soloists. Being something of a musical snob, by 1965 I found my work drying up - I wouldn't take a job in a rock or western band.....then my union steward told me something your shop owners know well - "Ya gotta play pretty for the people!!!"

Matt Ciranni May 12, 2012 12:27AM
well that's kinda what I figured; "Whatever keeps 'em in buisness." Sometimes you gotta compromise.

This place is one of two retailers that actually sell mineral specimens out of a shop; the other one is more of a lapidary/gemcutter place so each one kinda has thier own niche. We have at least one other local mineral dealer that sells only wholesale, i.e. at shows, flea markets and whatnot, but has a regular job he works to keep the bills paid and it's like I said; I dont wanna judge anybody for stuff like this. I do appreciate what this site is about, which is to educate people about the physical geological properties of minerals but if some people think polished pink granite helps cure jock itch or whatever then there is nothing wrong with that.
Tim Jokela Jr May 30, 2012 04:52PM
Feel free to judge.

Fraud is fraud, and crooks are crooks!
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