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by vegasjames

by rocknewb101
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I wonder if the yellow circle rock might be a Kentucky agate. Resembles some I've seen.
Ohh..maybe. It does look a bit like some of what google shows - the different colors are fantastic! 
by vegasjames

by vegasjames
I get the cardboard produce boxes that have the high walls and lips up top to help catch flying fragments. Then the I place a cast iron railroad tie plate in the bottom and put the rocks on top and smash them with a small sledge hammer. Very little of the fragments escape the box. I could put some more cardboard over the front hole to catch more I guess.

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