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Just For Fun

Posted by Rolf Luetcke  
Rolf Luetcke January 03, 2018 03:26PM
A number of years ago a friend wanted to go out collecting. He lived about an hour away and he called the day before to ask if he needed to bring anything on the collecting trip. I told him we could use a bulldozer since the digging would be so much easier.
I didn't think much about it but when he arrived the next morning he had a box he gave me and said it was what we had talked about the day before.
I opened the box lid and laughed until I nearly cried.
He had done just what I had said, he brought a bulldozer.
We have had that in our display cabinet for years now with the tumbled peridots in the shovel.
I took it out yesterday to get photos of specimens behind it and took a photo of it as well.
I thought people would get a laugh about this.

Timothy Greenland January 03, 2018 04:18PM
Love it Rolf!

Thank you

Bob Harman January 03, 2018 04:36PM
ROLF, Loved your bit of humor.

Here is my collecting partner. A keeper specimen has just been found! CHEERS.......BOB

Peter Chin January 03, 2018 09:38PM
Collecting spots in Oahu.

D Mike Reinke January 04, 2018 12:55AM
Peter, sure looks like rugged terrain in a hostile environment...
Tony Albini January 04, 2018 05:59PM
Funny sign in Maine.

Ed Clopton January 05, 2018 04:58PM
The mention of radioactive rocks & minerals is probably supposed to be a deterrant, but it just piques my interest!
Tony Nikischer January 05, 2018 09:19PM
Here are a couple of my favorite fun items! If only they were full size! This one is only 7cm long, filled with zeolite scraps and placed on a mining diorama built one winter. Weathering and custom decals make it look like the real thing!
My Rail Road Car

And if only this wulfenite sitting at the cabin door was really this tall! It is only a few millimeters, placed on the same mining diorama above.
Wulfenite on the cabin front porch.
Doug Daniels January 06, 2018 02:56AM
Tony - neat photos, but the rail car in the first photo has derailed (look at the left-most wheel)!
Chris Rayburn January 06, 2018 12:29PM
Two Christmas gifts from my long-suffering, infinitely patient wife

Rolf Luetcke January 06, 2018 01:04PM
Hi all,
Nice you are having a bit of fun with the post.
Tony, my wife mentioned only problem in your diorama, no graffiti on the train! We live in a railroad town and all the trains that go by are full of graffiti, some actually quite well done.
Love the rock art.
My wife made a sea shell creature one time and it was a laugh to all who saw it. Unfortunately I don't have any photos of it.
Have had fun seeing other postings here.
Rolf Luetcke January 08, 2018 02:21PM

On a trip down the Baja in Mexico one time got this photo and wanted to post it here to see if anyone comments. It does go along with the thread quite well actually.
Bill Cordua January 08, 2018 04:19PM
Here's some gold ore from the Princess Mine near Norseman, Australia. Note the hammer for scale. One of the geologists carried it in his wallet. Closeups taken with it were impressive to potential investors.

Matt Ciranni January 08, 2018 07:43PM

While hiking one day in the Owyhees, I decided to build a camp fire.

You would not believe the trouble I had getting this dang fire started. It just didn't work out so good, ha ha.
I didn't take any of the petrified wood home with me (even though it would have technically been legal to do so) but decided to leave it where it sits in this photo, so someone probably came across it and it messed with their mind a bit.
Gary Weinstein January 08, 2018 08:33PM
Fun-ny, but you cannot take a photo of the setting sun and a full moon in the same frame. If the moon is full then it must be 180 degrees from the sun.
Rolf Luetcke January 09, 2018 01:10AM
Thought I would have fun with it and it didn't fool you one bit. Double exposure of course. I wondered if anyone would catch on.
Did another double exposure of lightning in Bisbee of the sky and then of town, with lightning bolts going up and down the streets.
Bill, loved the tiny rock pick!! Gave my wife and I a good laugh.
Matt, yes, very hard to get the wood to light!!
Thanks for adding some nice things to all.
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