I was playing a game with the afterschool group I run; I thought it might be fun to take a few pictures of some of the minerals I've bought/mined, just to see if they could name them, spot the difference between natural and heat-treated, and spot fakes. Late last night, I remembered that at least gogo had expressed an interest in gemstones, so I thought it might be fun to post a link to my postimage.org gallery in my "about me" section. At the time I didn't see a problem, as there's nothing that should offend anyone; all it contains is pictures of minerals. However, before I start adding more, I wanted to double check that it was ok for me to have it.
If you're curious, what I have there is a few quartz, smoky quartz, a few amethyst, citrine, smoky citrine, a piece of slag that I like, blue lace agate, celestite, silver onyx, crazy lace agate, carnelian, sagenite, mosquito agate, moss agate, a tiny piece of chalcopyrite, and #35, my mystery rock. I have no flipping clue what that little gal is. I want to say ulexite (better known as tv rock), but I've never seen it grow in a haystack formation like that. It's too delicate to do the Mohs test, I can't do the gravity test, as I'm not sure if it's water soluble. Selenite would also be a realistic guess, but it's too delicate to be that. So, for now, I jokingly tell guests that it's smoky gilbertite.
If there's an interest, there's a ton of other stuff I can put up there. I know I have a few pieces of kyanite somewhere, I'm sure I have at least a few tv rocks. I just carved a fluorite pyramid for Jenn, I've recently tumbled some citrine for my brother; stuff like that. However, I figured I'd be safe and ask if I can have the link up before I start throwing a bunch of pictures on there.