A while back, I sent some fatwood kindling to my chilly blog pals at Northview Diary. They are nice HARD working folks who heat with wood and I needed to see what the shipping costs would be for mail order sales of kindling, so they were an obvious choice for an experimental "free" package of kindling.
(A fat 6 inch bundle of footlong sticks had a shipping cost of about $10 by the way ... seems prohibitive)
Anyway, the kindling was a gift of sorts and did not require anything in return, but Three Collie and family sent me a box back with a cool hat and THESE!
Herkimer Diamond in the Pure Florida Sun.
Just a few weeks ago, I was watching the "Cash and Treasures" show where the little cutie goes around the country digging up fossils, gems, and other treasure. They were in New York digging Herkimer Diamonds, and I thought,
" Hey, Three Collie wrote about these awhile back".
Here's a close up of one still in the matrix.
Diamond In The Rough.
That's the diamond from the first shot. I'm holding it so you can get an idea of it's size.
These aren't the first amazing rocks I've received in the mail since becoming a Jedi Webmaster, but they are the sparkliest!
Thanks Northview Crew!