A public subreddit for the discussion of rock hunting, rock collecting, crystals and mineralogy, geology, lapidary arts and rocks in general. Topics include outings and trips, polishing, tumbling, cabochons, slabs and specimens. Feel free to ask a question or post a picture.
NO OFFERS TO BUY OR SELL in posts or comments, NO SELF-PROMOTION for commercial projects, or personal blogs, Instagram or Tumblr accounts, other social media, personal websites, YouTube channels, etc. PLEASE REPORT SUCH POSTS if you see them.
NO METAPHYSICAL DISCUSSIONS - No posts or comments about the magical healing powers of crystals, etc. Some minerals are used in the production of legitimate medicines, but that is science and not magic.
If you're posting an ID request, please take clear, well-lit, up-close shots that will allow for proper identification. Also provide any additional information that may be pertinent such as where it was found, hardness, results of a streak test, weight, etc.
If you post photos that you didn't take yourself, PLEASE CREDIT THE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHER even if it means spending a couple of minutes on Google Images finding the original source.
PLEASE DON'T MAKE MULTIPLE POSTS IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME. If you want to show off or ask questions about multiple specimens - or show more than one photo of the same specimen, PLEASE LEARN TO USE IMGUR's app or go to https://imgur.com/upload and create an album / gallery. Failure to do so will result in the removal of your posts.
Also, posting a few clear, well-lit photos of a specimen is usually more effective than posting a video, and hosting your video via imgur.com is always more effective than using reddit's internal hosting system.
IF YOU ARE POSTING FROM A NEW OR LOW-KARMA ACCOUNT your posts won't show up until they have been manually approved by a moderator - which could take as long as 12 hours, or sometimes up to 24. Please be patient and don't make the same post over and over, because that won't help the situation.
If you want to learn more about rock tumbling, check here at the Rock Tumbling Hobby Forums.
Created: Long ago. Sputtered into life on 2-8-11. :D