EFMLS Wildacres – The Ultimate Rockhound Experience

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EFMLS Wildacres was an experience that Joe had heard about, but I had never heard of the place. He did not know much about EFMLS Wildacres either but anecdotal background from our friends at the Nassau Mineral Club and the Island Rockhounds.  We did some research on Wildacres, got permission and week long passes from our respective girlfriends, and we were on a road trip!
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Interior Design Geodes

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On Thursday we spent the day working on an interior design project at a Boston hedge fund who wanted to decorate their lobby with large, natural geodes. So we drove from New York City to Boston with 4 crates in the back of a rental car to fulfill this order.  They had one large amethyst geode on display, but remarked that all the amethyst geodes were the same, and they were aware how often they are heated, and the gray outer shell often looks painted too.
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Orange Garnets in West Redding, Connecticut

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So hunting for orange garnets we were following the varied instructions from the web about an outcrop, located about half-mile from the West Redding, Connecticut train station.  Easy enough to set your GPS to “West Redding Train Station.” First thing we noticed was a cop car idling in the train station parking lot. We had not even begun excavating and they were after us already.
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