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Old 08-19-2010, 08:15 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I'm planning to go up to South Jersey for a few days next month. I have a million or two rocks in my back yard. I've been picking some up & cleaning them off. There is mining done in my town & has been for over a hundred years. Some of the rocks found around here are granite, marble, mica, agate & quartz. I contacted the big rock shop in Cherry Hill & he blew me off. Are there any other rock shops in the area? I've been told that mining refuse was dumped in my back yard & one of my neighbor's yards as fill, before the houses were built.

I figure if a shop is interested, I would not be opposed to picking up a couple of bucks for some excess rocks, to defray the gas.

Thanks!
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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Gary's Gem Garden - Gary's Gem Garden

I've been in this shop, but this may be the guy that blew you off...
Did you do any net hunting for rock & mineral shops in your area?

Unless you have some real "finds", as in rare, or excellent quality of
specimens, or some odd stuff like the fluorescent minerals from the
Franklin, (NJ) Mine area, I doubt a mineral store will give you more
than a 2 min look. But, worth a try...
GL, mD
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:49 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Gary's Gem Garden - Gary's Gem Garden

I've been in this shop, but this may be the guy that blew you off...
Did you do any net hunting for rock & mineral shops in your area?

Unless you have some real "finds", as in rare, or excellent quality of
specimens, or some odd stuff like the fluorescent minerals from the
Franklin, (NJ) Mine area, I doubt a mineral store will give you more
than a 2 min look. But, worth a try...
GL, mD
That's who blew me off.

I've been in the store many times when I lived in Cherry Hill. He sells high-end specimens but also has low end small & cheap ones too. I'm not looking for big bucks, but some show different layers, & I think that some are a form of iron. I'm fairly certain that some are granite & agate. I have quartz & mica, too It's a hodge-podge in my yard. There are no rock & mineral shops in Kings Mountain. Currently they are mining lithium here, at at least one of the mines. There's been mining here since the 1830s, & behind me is an apartment complex built on the site of reclaimed land after a mining company moved on.

My thought was that, if I got a couple of bucks, the resale would probably be worth several times more as these are not something that people would find in NJ.

I was looking for an alternative. It seems like I remember some other shops, but not where they were located. If I found one with a vein of gold (my next door neighbor did), I would not take it there. I'd take it to someone else.
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