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TomK.
 #21 
Thanks Reb and Joe D,Joe D.

I knew I could rely on the senior members of the group to help me out!
The kids are too busy staring down at some sort of video game to help me out! LOL

Tom K,,,

freezing up in VT.!!
Joe D.
 #22 
Hello,

I see Rock & Gem has an article on Honeymoon Island in the January, 2008 issue. The author comes close to the origin of the black Agatized Coral but sort of slides around it. I believe all the black Agatized Coral found on the beaches of the Tampa Bay area was dredged up from the bottom of the bay over time. Honeymoon Island used to be a favorite dumping site for their dredging spoils years ago. The area over by the Air base was another favorite, thus the great Geodes available over there for a while. For those purist does this make this material "man made", since it's not from this particular area?

They also had an article on a fellow who sluices for Gold in North Carolina also, from roadside "carney" places. I don't like to burst their bubble but a lot of those sites use Colorado and California placer Gold for their bags and buckets. As long as they enjoy it and take it as fun then it's O.K., but not worthy of an article supposed to be finding North Carolina Gold.

Joe D.
Tom
 #23 
Have many sizes of Coral some up to 50-100lbs.
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