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Old Rocks

Did you know Diamonds and other jewels are actually old rocks? The stones we use in our jewellery was a part of a rock before humans got ahold of them and gave them value.

Rough and Cut Ruby

Old rocks are also very useful for telling us about the past just like old trees are. Fossils contain a history of what came before recorded history in the way of Flora and Fauna.



That cubic zircon you disdain because it is not a real diamond comes from the oldest type of rock in the world ... in the world! 4.4 billion years ago in fact! Diamonds came later the oldest was formed about 4 billion years ago.

Now that all the sciency stuff has been told let us have some fun. Old rocks also make good pet rocks. I have two in my desk for when I need a reminder that the earth has been here much longer than I have been. Go take a look outside if you can to find a pet rock of your own. You can find the training guide Gary Dahl included at Scribd

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They are also good for making stone gardens. Don't have a place outside to make one but would like to have one simply create your own miniature one using pebbles and small stones. I think I might make a miniature version of one of these.

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Or you can paint them for a different kind of display.

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