The earliest proof of rock hounding was found in graves dating back to ancient Egypt. Archeologists discovered graves with oddly shaped rocks and fossils put in with the occupants .Maybe the person was buried with them because they liked them and wanted to take them to the spirit world to have them for ever.
You have probably seen pictures of ancient Egyptions and noticed the black eye make up.It was made of crushed stibinite,galina,magnatite and pirolite .Those are the rocks they crushed together for the makeup. In the 13th century,they used rock and mineral for different ailments.Some of them are still used today.It is said minerals cure imbalances of the energy in the body
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Hey, id like to try some of that make up…..what? really? ya really! ”
About the water window
You wont find any history about the water window because want to know why?… because i made it up! Yes i invented it and i would like to share it with you.i am gonna explain it to you right now . It is to magnify everything under water including rocks and its really cool.It is being patented .just so you know. ! I have found really awesome rocks under water using one.You know how things under water look distorted and blurred.The water window takes the distortion away and also magnifies everything
Here is what you will need-a plastic tub(any size you want) a peice of thick clear plexi glass,you can use regular glass but preferably plexi glass,you want it to measure so it fits in the bottom of the plastic tub.R ubber caulking,dremel tool, diamond plated cutting wheel , felt pen , safety glasses and sand paper.
Lets get started
Take your plastic tub and turn it upside down,grab your dremel tool and put your diamond cutting wheel on and safety glasses. Cut about an inch or so in from the edge of the bottom all the way around and remove it.
Take the plexi glass or glass and place it on the bottom where you cut out .make sure it over laps the bottom but not over the edge mark where you need to cut it to fit overlapping about an inch on the inside so it will sit in the bottom of the tub.Cut the glass if needed.
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Sand down the edges where you cut ,wipe it down and put calking all the way around the botton inside.Place the
Kind of smooth it down.The idea is to seal it in to make it water proof.let it dry over nite or until dry.When it is finally dry,turn it over but you will want to put something there to support the glass on the inside when you turn it over.Caulk the other side the same way.It will seal it and hold the glass in place. Let it dry completely make sure it is sealed or you will have to add more caulking.When it is COMPLETLY dry then you can try it
As you can see there is a big difference. I am pleased to how it turned out.Now i can go find more amazing rocks to add to my collection .I showed you how to make a water window now you can make one too! Thank you for visiting and if you have any questions or comments please dont hesitate. HAPPY ROCKHOUNDING!!
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