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Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: Help pls...
« on: January 07, 2019, 11:38:34 AM »
Hi Bucket... well you wrote exactly what Im always saying... 'something is only worth what someone will pay'. All I know is this was a small part of a mans collection - he was a collector for 60yrs, lived in country SA... so, the way I see it is its better these pieces are with someone who appreciates what they are, as opposed to trays stashed around my house. I think I will just leave it up to those interested to decide the value on ebay - low starting price, no reserve. Cheers for tips on postage, another member here has also given me a few suggestions on packing and postage - much appreciated. Thanks again for replying...

Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: Help pls...
« on: January 07, 2019, 11:13:55 AM »
Thanks for your response Philip... its all good, the card is from an old closed account that my daughter uses to play shops...

Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: Help pls...
« on: January 06, 2019, 10:04:20 PM »
This is the link to view some pics Ive taken so far... I am intending to list on ebay, so if anyone could be bothered to comment what they think a piece is worth to give me an idea, that would be great. Alternatively, if youd like to buy just make an offer.

Theres a lot of jasper in this lot... wondering are they all the same type? And the black ones, are they all just tourmeline - some have silvery (almost looks like aluminium foil on them lol)... others have specks on them?
And #30... what is it pls?

Thanks again

Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: Help pls...
« on: January 06, 2019, 09:56:59 PM »
Hi harryopal... thanks for your response. Ive been busy with 4 kids and school holidays - sorry for a late reply. Yes, Ive relied on google for a bit of an idea and attempt to identify - also, some members here have been helpful. Ebay is pretty much my only option, unless members here are interested to buy. My main concern with listing on ebay is simply not being able to identify correctly, but then there is not knowing how to pack/send, what  price to ask... anyway, Ive photographed, numbered and weighed about half so far, and hopefully the link to my dropbox album will work for members here to view. Im a bit overwhelmed to be honest, but getting there...

Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: Help pls...
« on: December 27, 2018, 06:57:32 PM »

Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: Help pls...
« on: December 27, 2018, 06:55:55 PM »
Thanks for your responses everyone...

This is the largest piece of green selenite I have - 22 pieces all up - I dont know if bigger necessarily means better though? Can anyone give me a rough idea what this is worth pls...

Gemster, I will send you pics of all 22 for you to take a look at... and the jasper rocks soon too

Rusted... I cant think of anything better to improve a sheep skull or old boots

Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: Help pls...
« on: December 24, 2018, 04:04:01 PM »
Thanks for replying... Gemster, the large orangeish colour one and others like it aren't delicate for the most part and are actually quite solid - with the exception of the small crystal crust like stuff  (apologies for my lack of proper descriptive terminology) However, the green you commented drusy quartz that has a small stick in it, is ridiculously delicate! I am trying to just not touch it and leave it be. These were all from some mans collection, according to his son he had collected for 60 odd years but passed away last year - son did not want to keep them anymore. I would like to sell, but need some honest advice and guidance on everything from what they are, estimates on what they are worth, how to package safely etc... so, posting here is my starting point. I have a few more outside, just sorting out 1 tray at a time so will upload when Im done - thinking its more of the same calcite/selenite just different colours... white, clear, browny gold, theres a black rock with very shiny silvery surface...

Hi Rusted - Im in Whyalla SA so I guess it makes sense that the green are from SA. My neighbour found what looks identical on ebay listed as from Pernatty lagoon Mount Gunson.

Ask a "Silly" Question / Help pls...
« on: December 24, 2018, 11:21:09 AM »
Hi... a few days ago I was asked if I knew anything about rocks or crystals - I responded that I knew amethyst was purple. Long story short, I now have a bunch of crystals/rocks and am clueless. My neighbour has a book of crystals and has told me what she thinks, but I would really appreciate any help to identify. So far between my neighbour and google, we are thinking; calcite (the orangey and clear white) green selenite, tourmeline, rose qu, artz, picture jasper?... your help would be much appreciated. Thanks

(I just read a post about attaching too many pics... so, will post a 1 and others to gallery)

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