Ahhh, youthful experimentation. During my first tour on Okinawa I
once put a huge cockroach in a microwave we had in our work area.
I then hit the Pastry button and watched. It started to expand, but
luckily the microwave stopped before it exploded. I think it ended
up about as large as the end of my little finger. Lest you think me
truly evil, I did place it in a glass with a plate on top before it
went into the microwave..
Penelope and others at “Dirtbag Mining” lose much sleep considering
what will happen when Bin Laden and his gang of merry troglodites get
their hands on the microwave oven. Fortunately it takes a very long
extension cord to reach from the Kyber Pass to Baghdad.
Here is a free mining theory which may not be welcome on Orchid as
it is more field prospecting oriented than gemology oriented. But
maybe I can phrase it in terms which will satisfy both gemologists
and evil-doers who dream of microwave weapons of mass destruction. I
will out it forward as a science question in FIELD GEMOLOGY to
Discovery and K TV.
The Geological Survey of Canada maps we use say we dirtbaggers are
exploring close to major faulting. They also say we have
metamorphosed sedimentary and volcanic rocks here. This is in essence
a volcanic field. Some of these host rocks are clay family from the
ancient past and names like mudstone, shale, slate and argillite come
to mind. These are rich in colloidal minerals and other small and
nano-sized minerals with many economic uses. One of these is serving
as vectors pointing toward precious stones in the “big three” of
gemology, ie emeralds, ruby-sapphire and diamond.
IMO we can HAVE micro gems of all three here and I have the samples
now to prove or disprove it.
***** There seem to be gemologists from all over the “evil planet” on
Orchid so I will send 5 grams of grit in an envelope anywhere to
those who can make definitive determinations and that includes
gemologists in the Kyber Pass. *****
Willis kindly gave us http://www.pearsonsglass.com which tells us
how we can make a Biblical cockroach “Lake of Fire” right in the old
microwave. Cockroaches of the world, repent!
Waters near volcanic vents, pipes, fissures etc. whether eruptive or
not may see those lakes of magma fire heating the waters in a great
variety of cracks and pores in stones and I am amazed at the general
porosity of stones, after doing many porosity tests in studying
colloidal and colloidal-like minerals. Rocks are like sponges; pure
minerals less so. Does anyone know of a completely non-porous rock?
***** Does anyone know the porosity of kimberlite or other
kimberlite-like diamond-bearing rocks? How much air and how much
water is trapped in porous kimberlites? *****
Tairus in Russia claims to have produced not only hydrothermal
emeralds but also hydrothermal sapphire. Now we have samples of tiny
crystals here in BC which seem to be graphite and they match quite
well the graphite sample in the GSC kit of about 50 rock and 50
mineral specimens. But they are very small as are the “glassy” stones
in the same host rock. Likely the whitish to clear glassy stones are
quartz and calcite mainly.
Q 1 for Discovery amd K TV: Are some of these micro-crystals
The Urban Myths guys on Discovery blew up a barrel of fertilizer in
the backyard containing a handful of C and it turned to diamond. It
certainly contained air and maybe even some moisture. Who then can
tell me with absolute certainty that when lake of fire volcanoes
surface in our great outdoors microwave, the pressure combined with
the heat is insufficient to produce diamonds from graphite C? How
does it compare to the Discovery temp/pressure numbers?
Q2 - Likewise what about ruby-sapphire and emerald gems from
When the hydrothermal “colloidal minerals” and other micro-crystals
are deposited in assorted cracks in the rocks, cumulatively become
various “figurines” like abstract art cockroaches and then are
intensely heated and metamorphosed by thrusting of volcanoes,
earthquakes and the movemement of crustal plates as in
mountain-forming “subduction” here in BC, can anyone say with
certainty that the temperature-pressure which results is insufficient
to transform them into micro emeralds, ruby-sapphires and
diamonds… that it is less than that generated in the Discovery
So here is the bottom line:
***** IMO we have micro-minerals from of the precious gem “big
three” in our dirtbags from colloidal mineral exploration and that is
the reward of the last five years of hard work and many thousands of
hours in BC field gemology. *****
Dirtbag Mining Group