Rockhounding The Waterline • Searching For Agates

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  • Published on Feb 8, 2019
  • We head out to find the source of one of the river systems we recently rockhounded but unfortunately weren't able to get permission. Never the less we were able to turn the bad news into a great day of creek hopping and stumbling across an area where the waterline agate, aka onyx, was rich for the picking. its only the beginning for this location but for now, I hope you enjoy taking part in the discovery of a beautiful location full of good times and large finds. thank you to everyone who has commented and has been following our adventures, its so great to share them and connect with you all!
    Cheers, Rookie!

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Comments • 220

  • Southern Ontario Sasquatch

    What a great outing! Thanks for taking us along and sharing your passion for this very addictive hobby :) I'm buying myself my first tile saw because of you! Can't wait!!

    • Southern Ontario Sasquatch
      Southern Ontario Sasquatch 19 days ago

      @Rookie Rockhounding awe thank you so much friend!! I will absolutely reach out to you! I'm so excited to get started this fall.

    • Southern Ontario Sasquatch
      Southern Ontario Sasquatch 20 days ago

      Rookie Rockhounding ah thank you! Means so much! I will! 😊🙏💚

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  20 days ago +1

      Oh wow that’s so exciting!!!!!!!! 😊 happy cutting 👍👍👍 you’re gonna love it. Any questions just ask. More than happy to help.

  • Richard Traver
    Richard Traver 29 days ago

    The largest carnelian agate on online, all 65 lbs. of it. youtube Large Giant Carnelian Agate!!!

  • LoulieClaire
    LoulieClaire Month ago +1

    I had to follow you. I use stones every day and you remind me of the main actor in Viking’s.

    • LoulieClaire
      LoulieClaire Month ago

      I know he is right. Thank you.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  Month ago +1

      Ha!!!!! My partner is the only other person who keeps saying that! To be honest, Ragnar is awesome, so I’m down with that 🤣
      Happy rock working Loulie 😁👍

  • Jahara Evergreen
    Jahara Evergreen Month ago +1

    Was looking for some vidoes to help me when hunting for crystals in South Dakota's Black Hills and deserts. Stumbled across your channel yesterday and have watched several videos. It’s so calming to see and exciting at times! There’s not much here to find along creeks near me in Wisconsin, but the beach does have a couple good things (mostly sorts of agates, though I honestly have no clue at all oops). Your channel is very inspiring and I wish to make my own some day and to, when I’m no longer a minor, cut and tumble rocks like you do!

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  Month ago

      Hey Jahara! Thank you so much for your really kind message. I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed the videos and I strongly advise that if you love doing something, it’s almost certain that others will enjoy watching you do it. Especially if you’re genuine and show learning as well. I think that would be brilliant to see when you’re ready. When you do let me know, I’ll sub 👌👍
      Also all the best out there huntin the rocks! The crystal collector is a great channel that might have some tips on there.
      Take care and happy hounding Jahara!!!

  • Campbell DIT
    Campbell DIT Month ago +1

    9:20 it's sodalite

  • Josh Garrity
    Josh Garrity 2 months ago +1

    Those pieces with the "lines and dots" look (lines on what would be the inside and dots on the exterior) are CLASSIC indicators of petrified palm wood, which is often found in AUS. Pet wood, palm in particular, is something I really get into and seeing that piece around 11:30 or so theres almost no mistaking it. Of course I could be wrong, it was only a quick flash. But the forms, colors , location etc all scream palm to me. Look it up, slot of good info on Google for beginners. I'd love to see that one closer as well. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  2 months ago

      Aye thanks for that tip Josh! I’m gonna have to google that for sure 👌👍

  • phil davis
    phil davis 2 months ago +1

    Thanks for taking us with you on your adventures play me if I could I'd be right along with you how is pretty awesome keep up the good work my friend I'll keep watching

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  2 months ago +1

      Thank you Phil! So glad you enjoy them, they’re so much fun to share!!!

  • Mahtaju Strachan
    Mahtaju Strachan 3 months ago +1

    At 11:30 that was the best stone I've seen in a long time I think! Great find I'll be out there soon! Btw I found your doppelganger check out Chris Ramsay on TVclip XD

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  2 months ago

      Ha!! Dude that’s so rad! Got a you tube doppelgänger 🤣😂😳
      Yeah that rock was a beauty hey. It was such a good day out there. Thanks for all of your support mate! I really appreciate it 👍😊

  • Mychael Lee
    Mychael Lee 3 months ago +1

    9:17 now THAT looks exactly like the mother lode of Moss Agate I recently discovered (which I still haven't revealed to other hounds...until I gather as many as I can stand). I can tell by looking at it that it's kind of phenomenal inside.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  2 months ago +1

      Oh man that would be rad to see!!!!! Sorry I missed this comment brother, i miss some sometimes for some reason?

  • Josie Espino
    Josie Espino 4 months ago +1

    What do u end up doing what them after u cut them ?

    • Josie Espino
      Josie Espino 4 months ago +1

      @Rookie Rockhounding
      Can't wait when that happens, hopefully I will be one of them to own some of ur founds...thank you for replying to me 😁

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  4 months ago +1

      Hey Josie, I normally look for the prettier ones and shape them for tumbling, but others who have the right tools make them into pieces for jewellery. I hope one day to be able to do the same. The bigger ones I’ll eventually polish so they can be display rocks. But again, that’s once I have the proper tools.

  • James Petteplace
    James Petteplace 4 months ago +1

    Anyday you want . I will give you a tour

  • Elise Clavet
    Elise Clavet 4 months ago +1

    awesome piece! this little opening is perfect for a ribbon to go trough, I'd wear it, it's beautiful!

  • Kenna Snyder
    Kenna Snyder 5 months ago

    You can find those types of Rock's everywhere in America. Where are the Garnet's the rubies?

  • James Petteplace
    James Petteplace 5 months ago +1

    I find tons I mean tons of that stuff in Mojave California

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  4 months ago

      I hope to one day get a p.o. box so I can set up trading but don’t have the ability to just yet. I’ll keep you posted for sure though James. 😁

    • James Petteplace
      James Petteplace 4 months ago +1

      We should do some trading . My name is james mate . I would love to visit you guys one day go hounding down under . I send you so photos of my collecting

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  5 months ago +1

      Oh man that’s so cool! I’d love to hound over there one day!

  • Erin James
    Erin James 5 months ago +1

    I swear the rock i found on the beach a couple weeks ago is a fist sized agate!!! Im dying to cut it open. I dont have a saw. It looks similar to the one in your thumbnail but a lil less agatized on one side. Ahhhhh how i want to cut it open!

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  5 months ago +1

      Oh I know that feeling! Hold a flashlight up to it and see if the light comes through. Even just on the edges even just a little bit. And the side that doesn’t look as agatized might be the host stone or a rough outer skin... it’s so exciting though isn’t it! If there is a lapidary club close to you they probably will be able to cut it open for you if you ask nicely ha!
      So cool to hear others enthusiasm for the rocks!

  • Köller Aranka
    Köller Aranka 5 months ago +1

    Csodálatos kövek, nincs kettő egyforma, pedig sokat szedtek. Mindegyikben van valami szépség!:-D

  • CrickettMoon always an adventure

    10:20 did you figure out what that actually is? Looks like maybe jasper?

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  5 months ago +1

      Hey there crickettmoon, yes yes, I have found out what that was. So it’s chalcedony that had formed within a pocket where calcite had grown first. Throughout the years the calcite has worn away completely because it’s so much softer than the chalcedony and it’s left it’s impressions intact. I hope that made sense... I’m not good at scientific descriptions. But it’s pretty cool how it keeps that pattern. Have a great weekend friend!

    • CrickettMoon always an adventure
      CrickettMoon always an adventure 5 months ago

      Correction, 10:20? Funny skin one.

  • Riding dirty Edmonton
    Riding dirty Edmonton 5 months ago +1

    I found the best place to find rocks and fossils are under bridges cause they dig so far down and dump the rocks to the side, I’ve found the most beautiful shell fossils this way😍🐚😍❤️

  • lizzymoore54
    lizzymoore54 6 months ago +1

    So good...so good. 😉

  • Dave Gregory
    Dave Gregory 7 months ago +1

    Bro you may need to show chunk of bennis rocks in one of your vids

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago

      Thanks Dave, yeah so there’s a video I made last week about that rock in particular, and then this week, in about 4 hrs I’ll pop up the video showing all the rocks I found as well as a couple of Benny’s ones including this one. You mean the green one?

  • Sue Jarrard
    Sue Jarrard 7 months ago +1

    Funny thing about the reasoning for not getting access to the private property is that the creeks and rivers are constantly changing. The rocks that are there today will soon be washed downstream.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago +1

      Haha, I know, some people just don’t get it though do they. Also, the creeks are crown land so technically we’re allowed there if there’s public access from a road or bridge. But at the same time it would make for tense rock hounding having an angry land owner watching your every move haha! So not worth it. But I reckon we’ll find another avenue to start our search from 😁👍

  • Denis Bryant
    Denis Bryant 7 months ago +1

    Hi You are such a good person really admire both of you, just a thought, when I started out exploring river banks and creeks, gathering beautiful stones, geodes and fossils I would find flint and evidence of camp sites, lots of flint chips in one area and stones with peck marks on only one end, etc. out of curiosity I went to the museum of natural history and studied the artifacts there, and then I started finding them, occasionally, but it was like you know the flaking patterns subconsciously so when you are surrounded by hundreds of stones in the creeks your mind recognizes that pattern and triggers you to stop and look closer and there it is, hard to explain but it will come in time. You all take care and rock on!

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago

      Hey mate! Thank you hey. Very much.
      It’s funny cause I’ve just finished editing the video for this week and it’s about exactly what you’re talking about. Haha! I learnt from your comment how I should really learn more about the identification of artefacts. I’ll post it Friday, let me know what you think. Thank you seriously so much for your interaction and the help man. Take care and talk soon Denis👍😁

  • Nikito Vitch
    Nikito Vitch 7 months ago +1

    Amazing as always

  • gina lanning
    gina lanning 7 months ago +1

    Great finds! The bands are beautiful! Can't wait to see your cuts!

  • Vintage Time
    Vintage Time 7 months ago +2

    Some nice finds guys. I'll have to see what they look like in the next episode. From what I understand is that once on the bank of any creek or river it's crown land and anyone has access. So if you accessed a creek from a public road and hoof it up or down stream it's free for all. Farmers often try to claim ownership, but the reality is that waterways belong to all in Australia, unless there is a historic land title attached to the farmers property. However, out of respect is always good to ask.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago

      Hey mate! Yeah that’s pretty much my understanding also, that’s what many have confirmed on some forums that I’ve read as well. Thank you for your insight too man, and for watching, I really appreciate it dude!

  • Denis Bryant
    Denis Bryant 7 months ago +1

    Hi Somehow I got my reply out of order, my last comment was in response to love love kawaii,s second comment where he thought the piece found at 3:53 looked like an artifact, I agree with that and after really looking closely at it I believe it is an artifact, and it could be checked out by an archaeologist to be sure very beautiful to! But it looks like my comment is agreeing with the scott h. comment and it certainly isn't, very sorry for any confusion

    • Symon Sheppard
      Symon Sheppard 7 months ago +1

      Denis Bryant
      Yep, that's a fact, aunties fact is the closest it comes to it.

    • Michael Cawdrey
      Michael Cawdrey 7 months ago +2

      @Rookie Rockhounding looks natural to me.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago

      No no I knew what you meant, and thank you for the insight too. I’m gonna look up archaeology department at the local university. I’ll keep you guys posted.

  • TheKateRate
    TheKateRate 7 months ago +1

    Is 10:30 some sort of petrified wood?

  • محمد محمد
    محمد محمد 7 months ago +1

    👍👍👍🌹

  • Wayneo's World
    Wayneo's World 7 months ago +1

    Again Thankyou for heightening my desire to explore more creeks and I was almost as sad as you when I read Mr Disrespectful's comments..Until recently I had a large fishing facebook page (8000 likes) and I used to endure at least one such sad person each year. I used to carry a twisted gut feeling for days after some comments but soon learned that the BAN button was best option for them..Mostly internet achievers and real life failures I found..
    We love your videos mate and hope you keep posting same for a very long time..Heck you may even inspire this old coot to take and post some footage one day..

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago

      Ah that I you so much for the support there mate. I’m so glad it gets you in the mood to get out there and that you truely enjoy the videos. I’ll be keeping on keeping on for a long time as long as I’m playing with rocks I’ll be sharing. Oh you totally should post something! The more videos of people enjoying the rocks the better mate!
      Thank you again for your kind message man, I gotta get a thicker skin haha.
      Take care wayne!!

  • madhu vadisala
    madhu vadisala 7 months ago +2

    Hiiii bro

  • Виктор Баранов

    Attaboy!!!

  • Krysey Churchill
    Krysey Churchill 7 months ago +2

    That tooth looking one is dolomite!

  • Denis Bryant
    Denis Bryant 7 months ago +1

    Really like your channel great video I have been rockhounding for over 40 years still cant get enough, just love it. I was wondering if you guys ever find any stone tools knapped from agate or chalcedony, here in the states you can sometimes find arrowheads knapped from colorful agates and higher grades of calcedony, just curious. Ya I felt you guys, I always ask for permission and certainly don't always get it, at least its a 50/50 chance lol Take care and Rock on!

    • Denis Bryant
      Denis Bryant 7 months ago +1

      Hi, Thank You for getting back with me, I appreciate it. That's very interesting, I think it is a wonderful idea and very respectful to want to gain the perspective of an elder, That would be a very special day indeed! Take care my friend and the very best of luck to you on your journeys! DB from Ky.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago

      Denis Bryant
      Hey Denis! Thank you for your comment mate and the kind words! I love knowing people enjoy watching 😁
      Oh I would love to find some arrow heads or artefacts, but I think that most rock artefacts would be hard to detect as the aboriginal people used rocks mainly for grinding and digging. Instead of arrows they were more likely to use spears or boomerangs for hunting and they would have been made from wood and perished long ago. I would like to one day have an elder come along and learn more of their culture and their history with rocks.
      Happy hounding mate!!! Have a great rest of the weekend!

  • SareJen
    SareJen 7 months ago +2

    Those are some beautiful finds, love the one you cut looks ready to be a pendant! Love your adventures, nice to see you guys finding some unique stones. The one comment made was extremely rude you 2 strike me as honest rookies enjoying learning and the hunt that was just totally uncalled for you we don't need that negativity here. Thanks for sharing!

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago

      SareJen
      Thank you Sare, that really means a lot. We genuinely find everything as I show it. I don’t even mix up the finds, or save the best for last, I just show it how it is so everyone can feel like they’re there with us. The comment hurt a bit, but I guess in a way I could take it as a compliment. That the guy liked the rock so much he thought we faked it. Haha!
      Thank you again for the kind words and support as always Sare!

  • Katherine Doughty
    Katherine Doughty 7 months ago +1

    tvclip.biz/video/HIbvtdK02AA/video.html A Rollin & Tumblin 😄

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago +1

      Katherine Doughty
      Haha! I love it! We used to have canned heat playing in our household growin up. So good!

  • Katherine Doughty
    Katherine Doughty 7 months ago +1

    Yeah is beautiful..(so is the desert just flippin hot 😄)is a bit flippin hot for me! Lol...I'm trying out the citric acid soak...getting impatient 😄😃keep adding more to the water 😄 is hard waiting. How long was yours 2/3hrs when you saw a change in the rocks! My precious!! Is in a plastic wafer stick container 509g...just under half filled with water n probably 2 tablespoons of citric acid! Whata ya reckon 😄lol I used to be Indecisive!...but now I'm not sure! 😄 I got my Tumbler & new Rocks now..just wish they'd tell you names of the less common pieces! Been scrubbing n soaking for dayyyys! Every pretty rock I've found. Phew! Wanna get them in rockin rollin! 😆 ✌

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago

      Always a pleasure Katherine 👍😁

    • Katherine Doughty
      Katherine Doughty 7 months ago

      Oh maaate!..I went to Bunnings at 8am ended up getting Glitz..Calcium..Scale & Rust cleaner. Not doing it now...Im stuffed...flippin Bunnings...dunno what happened again!😆😅😄 got myself a pick..gloves..rock containers ..buckets..
      cleaner etc etc! 😅😄 You know i'd like to get the Jool tool disc in small size for my dremel. Think Flexi shaft...make similar. Its supoosedlybbetter than the dremel.I have a Dremel flexi shaft...bet they dont fit it. Yep lots of cool stuff on the web. My el cheapo metal detector hasnt had much use 😅😄 the dirt around hete is like concrete! Hard work for more flippin nails...ah ha ha!Would love to go on a Rockhounding tour in Aussie & America...with the people that have vids on here...would be awesome & a crack up with some. Have a good one thanks for the advise. Cheers🍹

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago +1

      Ohhhhh CLR... I have heard of people using it for sure, just make sure to use some bicarb soda or baking soda in water after the acid soaks, it neutralises the stuff on the rocks. Good luck mate!!!!!

    • Katherine Doughty
      Katherine Doughty 7 months ago +1

      Lol.. yeah thats what I thought too much shouldnt hurt 😄 Actually the bag I got with the Grits has more some nice ones...Im sure Ive walked over plenty of hidden gems n taken home Leaverites!! 😃😅😄 Green eyed monster showing his ugly head huh! Geez! where did that come from WThec! ...no need to worry about Yowies trying to take you out when you have Trolls! 😕
      Well the soakers are lookin a bit cleaner but..I need to go to bunnings n get some Iron out stuff. Have you tried CLR would that be ok ya think?? Will see what they have 👀
      Yep! ..Good old Canned Heat 👍

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago +1

      Katherine Doughty
      Heyyyyyyy you got the tumbler! Yesss!!!! Was the bag of rocks a good batch?
      So with the Citric acid I usually pour the whole container into a tub of about 3 litres of water. And pop the rocks in. I reckon maybe a couple more spoonfuls could do the trick haha! I don’t think it’ll do harm if there’s too much in there 😬
      I think. Let me know how it goes!!!

  • Tori Halteman
    Tori Halteman 7 months ago +1

    Awesome finds!! 😄

  • Backcountry with Shaughn
    Backcountry with Shaughn 7 months ago +1

    Doh, whaaaaat? Brilliant fun gentlemen. Oh man how much I enjoy the hunt and especially on good days! I keep looking in the background of your videos yelling "right there, that one, dontcha see it?" hahaha What I wouldn't give to have a couple days fossicking adventure with fun folks like yourself and mr. Benny. We'd have to schedule a trip out to the rainbow jasper mountain and I'd never be able to leave. The nice big splendid waterline agate you found along with Benny's possibly "porcelain" jasper just were so very beautiful. Thanks as always for sharing your adventures and the wonderful finds as well as your enthusiasm and generally positive demeanor. Great stuff my friend, look forward to your next posting~ What's inside it?

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago +1

      Backcountry with Shaughn
      Thank you so much big guy! Man it would be so rad if we could take ya out on a fossick. We’re trying to find out a place close by that has jasper for something different so hopefully soon we’ll get a jasper hunt in.
      Haha! I do the exact same thing when watching other rockhound videos 😂🤣😂
      It’s so frustrating hey haha! Just Savin em for next time. 😉
      Have a great weekend my friend! Talk soon brother!

  • Sue Erickson
    Sue Erickson 7 months ago +1

    More great finds! You redeemed yourself with that last big chunk! Lol

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago +1

      Sue Erickson
      Someone’s gotta keep Benny on his toes! Haha! I taught him how to hound and he’s only been doin it for a year and just nailing the finds. 👌😁

  • Sue Erickson
    Sue Erickson 7 months ago +1

    Ever heard of Petoskey stones? That's what we look for here in Mi. Google it!

    • Denis Weimer
      Denis Weimer 7 months ago +2

      Sue, you are correct; they're fossilized coral and because they're mostly composed of the same limestone where they were trapped for eons, they're rather soft as rocks go. Rock tumblers really are destructive to them unless you do so very gently and with saw dust or plastic pellets or something to keep the collisions to a minimum. Even then, they're a bit harder to get a nice polish onto with a tumbler alone. But lapidary grinding wheels work great. They shape fast and you can grind them away to nothing in a heartbeat, so I usually start with a 220 wheel for shaping and go from there. I haven't tried them in a vibrating tumbler, but I imagine that would be a safer bet than a standard rotary tumbler.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago

      Oh saw dust, that’s probably worth a try, they look beautiful polished up too from the images I saw online. Beautiful stuff thanks sue 😁👍🤓 I love how much I get to learn from people like yourself 🙏

    • Sue Erickson
      Sue Erickson 7 months ago +1

      They believe they are prehistoric coral of some kind I believe. They are beautiful when polished but you have to polish them by hand I think. Rock tumblers don't work I hear. Although someone told me once that if you put saw dust in the tumbler it would polish them. Never tried it yet.

    • Denis Weimer
      Denis Weimer 7 months ago +2

      Petoskey's are beautiful! But hard to find the big ones on the beaches anymore. Last time I was up that way I went snorkeling for them out on the gravel bars near Arcadia... In November (yeah, what was I thinking?). Found plenty of really BIG ones, but turned blue every 10 minutes and kept having to dry off any warm up. LOL! Rock hounds are an unflappable bunch! I'll never forget the look on the guy's face at the store in Manistee when this doofus walked in in the middle of winter asking for snorkling gear...

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago +1

      Sue Erickson
      Wow Sue, I’ve never heard of them... time for a google!!!!!!!


      Oh woah! They look amazing! Like an old coral or something. Is that what they are?

  • morocos ismaeil 0660948431

    goooood goooood goooood wwwwwwwwwwww👏👍👍👍

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago

      morocos ismaeil 0660948431
      Thank you thank you thank you friend!!!

  • Weasel 6Three
    Weasel 6Three 7 months ago +1

    Nice stuff! I'll be out searching for the same stuff in the spring.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago

      Weasel 6Three
      Thanks brother!!! There’s so many people hangin for spring time to come! May your houndings be fruitful when it does bud!!!

  • Denis Weimer
    Denis Weimer 7 months ago +1

    And OMG that jasper Benny found at 3:50! What is it with that guy?!?!? :D THAT would make some BEAUTIFUL cabochons! That is jewelry quality material there, my friend!

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago

      Yeah at the time it didn’t cross my mind it was just a cool bit of jasper but I reckon we head back and have a scout around for any of its friends haha

    • Denis Weimer
      Denis Weimer 7 months ago +1

      @Rookie Rockhounding Yeah, I saw that skeptic going off... guess he doesn't understand that looking for unusually cool rocks is the point (Probably why they call it "hunting"). I'd be surprised if there wasn't plenty more there to be found. I'd definitely mark that spot for future hunts.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago

      Denis Weimer
      Dude I know right! I can’t believe how beautiful it is to look at but to hold is just amazing. Someone actually accused me of planting it because it’s that nice. Hahaha! Don’t have to plant stuff out here, we’re so lucky with the rocks of this area.

  • Denis Weimer
    Denis Weimer 7 months ago +1

    So I'm wondering about that wall of layered gravel you found early in the video. Ever pan for gold while you guys are out there? Those alluvial deposits like that are the perfect place to find gold, if you're in an area that has it, and from what I hear, QLD is loaded with it. Those layers are the ancient bed of the stream you're in, so whatever gold was carried in the stream eons ago should have settled in those ancient beds. Since gold is heavy, it should be near the bottom. Might be worth checking out. If my guess is correct, you'll probably find nuggets the size of my fist because you're in Australia and I'm not, and Australia has all the cool stuff... :D

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago +1

      Awesome mate!!!! Thank you for the link dude! I will definitely check it out and I think we should get a ourselves a gold pan and have a go. I reckon I’ll be hooked even just at the prospect (pardon the pun) of finding something undocumented for this creek system 👌

    • Denis Weimer
      Denis Weimer 7 months ago +1

      This is a pretty good tutorial (you have to get a little ways into it for the actual information - he tends to make his videos rather entertaining). He has hundreds of videos about hunting gold in all types of environments with all types of techniques. If you want to watch more of his stuff, I'd suggest starting with the oldest videos first and working your way to the present because the subject matter gets more advanced as he goes. Hope it helps! tvclip.biz/video/3CmfFx16JvM/video.html

    • Denis Weimer
      Denis Weimer 7 months ago +1

      @Rookie Rockhounding If you grab you a gold pan and just take a few shovels full of the dirt at the bottom of that wall and take it down to the creek you could very well find some flakes - that would at least tell you if it's there. I'll put in a link in the next reply to one of the smartest gold hunters out there, Jeff Williams. He's a bit over-the-top with his character, but the man knows the geology of gold and the techniques for finding it better than just about anyone. Might be helpful.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago +1

      Denis Weimer
      Oh wow I never thought of that! I haven’t ever tried my hand at panning but would love to one day. I’ve still got tonnes to learn haha! Forever a rookie I reckon 😊
      But I love how the wall of the creek tells a story of its history hey. Like the rings of a tree.
      If I find gold the size of a fist I’d be able to quit work and make daily vids! Haha! Thanks again Denis!

  • Brennen Dow
    Brennen Dow 7 months ago +2

    i got love for jasper

  • Michael Cawdrey
    Michael Cawdrey 7 months ago +2

    Loved the finds! The angular patterns on the outside are due to Chalcedony in solution contacting/replacing Calcite. It takes on the shape of the Calcite. Quite often you'll see the cleavage planes of the Calcite, now made of Chalcedony. More common in some areas than others. That's a beautiful slice you cut, too! Top job.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago

      Oh god haha! It’s rockhounding not rockhound so sorry Michael. I’ll email you then you can get the address off the email. Okay I’ll do it now 👍

    • Michael Cawdrey
      Michael Cawdrey 7 months ago

      @Rookie Rockhounding I've tried 3 emails, with and without images, but they don't get through. Says there's a communication problem haha that's spot-on. Make that 4 emails, two different accounts. If you like, you can try mine : michael-cawdrey-art@hotmail.com

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago +1

      Ah yeah, I know, I’d get lost for hours on Facebook I reckon haha! I have an email if that helps though. It’s rookie_rockhound@outlook.com
      I’d love to see some pics for sure. Happy Sunday Michael!

    • gacha life Gamer
      gacha life Gamer 7 months ago +2

      Thankyou for the answer to the mystery pattern I really had no clue what it could be!

    • Michael Cawdrey
      Michael Cawdrey 7 months ago +1

      @Rookie Rockhounding No worries! :-) A pity you're not on Facebook - I'd shoot some pics through to you.

  • Ross Graveley
    Ross Graveley 7 months ago +1

    Those were some sweet finds

  • Campbell DIT
    Campbell DIT 7 months ago +2

    9:26 my guess is sodalite

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago +1

      Campbell DIT
      Ohhhh sodalite! Rad! I’m gonna look it up! Thank you Campbell!

  • Richard Wooster
    Richard Wooster 7 months ago +1

    Road map to success, Here is the website for the Queensland Qtopo maps of your area Mate! www.business.qld.gov.au/running-business/support-assistance/mapping-data-imagery/maps/topographic-maps Shot me back a I got the email Mate thanks so I know the information got to you! FYI www.minerals.net/mineral/agate.aspx

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago

      Richard Wooster I have t got an email, I just check now. Sorry dude, was there something you sent that I haven’t seen?

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago

      Richard Wooster
      Woah! Holy woah! What a seriously helpful site dude! Thank you thank you thank you Richard!

  • gacha life Gamer
    gacha life Gamer 7 months ago +1

    Hey Rookie! Wow you're finding some sizeable stuff! That green one is awesome. I've never seen one like that. I'm interested in the pattern on that one at 10.30 too. I have pieces with that impression/pattern on them and I really want to know how it gets there! It sucks you got told no! There's a spot I can see rocks in a horse paddock next to where I find a lot of cool stuff at a road cut and I'm trying to work up the courage to ask if I can have a look. My cheeks burn at the thought of being told no. I also had a thought... not me cos I'm technologically illiterate but maybe one of your subscribers could set up a facebook page where 'Rookie Fans' could chat, learn and compare. Oh, and when does rock hounding cross over to rock hoarding? Asking for a friend...

    • gacha life Gamer
      gacha life Gamer 7 months ago +1

      @Rookie Rockhounding OK! I did it! This afternoon, I drove out there knocked on the door and after several tense minutes the owner came out looking like I'd woken him up and said 'YES!!! Take them all!!!' I've just gotten home with two full woolies bags of petrified wood and a few other goodies I'll have to examine tomorrow. I was like Liz Kreate in one of her videos!!! Hmmm now where am I going to stash these rocks (blush). We need rain to wash everything off. I'll think about the facebook thing some more. I too am really time poor. Early Saturday morning videos is pretty much all I have time for but I will honestly put some thought into it. Maybe you could ask for volunteers in one of your video's because the time thing is an issue sadly. p.s. I'm scared of horses...there were horses...it didn't stop me!

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago +1

      Love love Kawaii
      Heyyyyyyyy Rhondda! Oh you should so do it! You never know what they could say. But I hear you though. Approaching someone to ask to go on they’re land is so nerve racking. Hopefully you’ll just see them out on the land one day so you can approach them that way, I reckon it’s garder door knocking, but if I had land I’m sure I’d be down with letting nice people on it haha, but I also gotta respect their wishes.
      Hey now that’s a great idea! The Facebook group. I haven’t made any social media for the channel other than on TVclip cause I just wouldn’t have the time to respond to everything but I reckon if someone wanted to do that it would be awesome! I don’t have face book but I might look into it 😁👍 thank you for your super good ideas!
      Hahaha! Ah yes, I think all of us think this to ourselves every now and then. But I don’t know if there is a difference between the two haha! I couldn’t help you with that one. I’m definitely both of those, rockhound hoarder 😊

  • Marlaina Atkins
    Marlaina Atkins 7 months ago +1

    Amazing finds! I'm super curious of the green one. I agree with Thirst Fast's comment that it may be chrysoprase. The color is spot on. Otherwise, for sure jasper. Too cool either way. Thanks again for sharing!

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago +1

      Oh thank you so much. I think any normal negative comment I can easily take or leave but yesterday got me down a bit but I’m okay now haha. Gotta get a thicker skin I reckon 😊
      But honestly that really means so much to hear people genuinely enjoy watching the videos. I really love the whole process so much. And what good is having something so beautiful if you don’t have others to enjoy it with. On that note, thank you again so much. Have an amazing rest of the weekend Marlaina. 🙏👍😁

    • Marlaina Atkins
      Marlaina Atkins 7 months ago +1

      @Rookie Rockhounding it is beautiful! I find myself watching your videos over and over and looking forward to every Friday. Your finds are amazing. Don't let anyone's negative opinion discourage you. Keep on being the awesome rookie you are. And look up chrysoprase! That may just be a jasper but I'm certain you've got to have it around there.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago

      Marlaina Atkins
      Hey thanks Marlaina! That green one was just stunning hey. I haven’t had any experience with chrysoprase yet so that would be really cool! 😁

  • Prevent PA
    Prevent PA 7 months ago +1

    I wish I could do what you do but we don’t have it here. I just bought a beautiful dark orange piece on Etsy $20.00 it’s 3 inches long about 2 inches wide.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago

      Prevent PA
      Hey!!! Oh I wish everyone could get out there and experience this first hand. It’s just so much fun. Oh that must have been a beauty too! Very nice. I hope to one day sell some stuff but it’ll take a bit of setting up I reckon. I’d like to though. Have a great weekend!!!

  • Gemas Vulcânicas E Precisas

    Vc e O Cara Irmao Parabéns

  • Zwolfie 42
    Zwolfie 42 7 months ago +1

    Wooooot first hunt of the year just started the video I’m stoked, hope y’all had fun.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago

      Zwolfie 42
      Thanks Zwolfie!!! So glad you enjoy them!!! Makes me smile 😁

  • Thirst Fast
    Thirst Fast 7 months ago +1

    Peaches & ponies and duckface and goggles, and some biiiiigg phat onyx! Awesome day dude!

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago

      Thirst Fast
      Hahaha! I love this comment mate 👌😁 had a crappy comment earlier that I’ve pinned and as hard as it is to not let it get to me I just genuinely felt bumbed. So it’s nice reading everyone else’s comments. Thanks for your support mate. Gonna open the package tomorrow morning!!!!! Yaya!!!
      Thanks Adam 👍

  • Thirst Fast
    Thirst Fast 7 months ago +1

    I've seen galena crystals in the little wormy tubes once in a while.

  • Thirst Fast
    Thirst Fast 7 months ago +4

    4:10 you should take the green material to a university and get them to use the little gun that can tell you what elements are present. If there is significant Nickel Oxide (0.2-5%), you have chrysoprase. Otherwise, you're correct in calling it jasper. You could call it fancy jasper because of the multi-colouring.

    • Erin James
      Erin James 4 months ago +1

      @Corissa Funk ive had the same thought :)

    • Corissa Funk
      Corissa Funk 4 months ago +3

      I'm from Arizona but your vids make me want to come to your side of the world!

    • Thirst Fast
      Thirst Fast 5 months ago +1

      @Erin James My pleasure! Hope you learn something fascinating!

    • Erin James
      Erin James 5 months ago +1

      @Thirst Fast thank you!! I really appreciate your advice!

    • Thirst Fast
      Thirst Fast 5 months ago

      @Erin James As long as you contact them and make appointments, I've always found them accommodating, and gained tonnes of useful information! Definitely worth checking out!

  • Thirst Fast
    Thirst Fast 7 months ago +1

    ~2:15 you're looking at the meandering/flood sequence of the river. Bigger, smooth rocks, well graded = middle of river. smaller, more angular, somewhat graded rocks + sand = edge of river. silt only = flood

    • Thirst Fast
      Thirst Fast 7 months ago

      @Rookie Rockhounding :) You got er!

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago +1

      Thirst Fast
      Dude that’s seriously rad, so the silt layers would be from different times of flood sorta thing? And the layers I was looking at would be in the bank because of how the river changes course over the millions of years?

  • TheMogjo
    TheMogjo 7 months ago +1

    Great way I found to find better and more stuff is to take a spray water bottle with me on hot days. When everything is dry, spray and see more color. Also train your eyes to see more then just clear/white type samples. I could swear I saw so much more I would of at least touched to examine. Texture should trigger you also, now that you are cutting. HH and thanks for posting

    • TheMogjo
      TheMogjo 7 months ago +1

      @Rookie Rockhounding I know you will be back, such a good place!! Keep them coming, love it

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  7 months ago +1

      TheMogjo
      Oh man thank you Mogjo, they are brilliant tips. We sometimes find ourselves moving too quickly at times also, especially when exploring a spot like in this vid. Thank you for your help mate! 👍👍👍