Friday, July 18, 2008

Gemstones II

This is a much bigger deposit of gemstones than the earlier post. Lots of people have beat on the rock in this area. It can't be claimed by a prospector because it is on hamlet land so anyone who wants to can take the garnets from the rock. Unfortunately garnets are not that valuable and getting them out of the rock is hard, back breaking work, so not too many takers. It is still a fun way to spend an afternoon and you get to keep a souvenir if your determined.

1 comment:

bea's blog said...

....only now I saw your post on gems and garnets.
I used to dig them out of the rocks in Norway. They are often but are my fave stones!!!
I used to work a lot with gems, so this is very intresting for me!!!