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    Re: Profession, aka how to afford your metal passion

    by viathyn » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:10 pm

    You would totally dig my rock collection!

    I've got big chunks of chalcopyrite, malachite, AND azurite on my desk in front of me right now! (Among many, many, many others. :mrgreen: )
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    Re: Profession, aka how to afford your metal passion

    by Jaimie38 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:21 pm

    viathyn wrote:You would totally dig my rock collection!

    I've got big chunks of chalcopyrite, malachite, AND azurite on my desk in front of me right now! (Among many, many, many others. :mrgreen: )



    So do you Geologist types(Typcial Volvo Customers) watch Fellowship of the Ring and laugh hysterically at the scenes--" They Call it a Mine,,, an Mine!" and " They dug too Deep"..etc....


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    Re: Profession, aka how to afford your metal passion

    by viathyn » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:26 pm

    When I was in school? Yes, absolutely.


    Now, I'm more of the 'Watch "There will be blood" and laugh maniacally' type :twisted: :lol: :headbanger:
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    Re: Profession, aka how to afford your metal passion

    by KDibildeaux » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:28 pm

    viathyn wrote:You would totally dig my rock collection!

    I've got big chunks of chalcopyrite, malachite, AND azurite on my desk in front of me right now! (Among many, many, many others. :mrgreen: )

    Cool! pics?
    I have some awesome chrysocholla, azurite and malachite. Chalcopyrite doesn't impress me that much, since that's basically what we get at the mill.
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    Re: Profession, aka how to afford your metal passion

    by viathyn » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:53 pm

    KDibildox wrote:
    viathyn wrote:You would totally dig my rock collection!

    I've got big chunks of chalcopyrite, malachite, AND azurite on my desk in front of me right now! (Among many, many, many others. :mrgreen: )

    Cool! pics?
    I have some awesome chrysocholla, azurite and malachite. Chalcopyrite doesn't impress me that much, since that's basically what we get at the mill.


    Sure, here's some pics of a couple of many samples I have!

    Some malachite and azurite together in a little chunk:
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    INSANE perfect pyrite cubes
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    A very large garnet one of my buddies found and gave to me
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    Elongated Kyanite crystals
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    Some pyrite, galena, chalcopyrite, and more that I smashed out of an abandoned mine with my rock hammer
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    Some really cool lab-grown Bismuth
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    Probably my favorite rock, Labradorite. I want a countertop of this someday. It's a different colour from every angle. RAINBOW POWER METAL KITCHEN!!!
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    Iron nodule with calcite
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    Some oil that my company brought right out of the ground... this stuff is unbelievably high in quality. You could put it in your car. This is completely unrefined
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    Re: Profession, aka how to afford your metal passion

    by KDibildeaux » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:56 pm

    I loooooooove labradorite! I actually have it on the necklace in my avatar, though I think it doesn't show. Those chalcopyrite cubes are awesome! I've never seen big ones like that! (it's already been through a primary crusher when it gets to us) and that Bismuth is sooooo cool! thanks for posting the pics :mrgreen:
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    Re: Profession, aka how to afford your metal passion

    by viathyn » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:19 pm

    No prob! Glad you like'm :)
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    by AlaskaRachel » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:25 pm

    Jake those pictures are awesome! :headbanger:
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    Re: Profession, aka how to afford your metal passion

    by TOM CRUISE » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:32 pm

    Laura wrote:Scott - wishing you the best of luck getting the job!!! :cheers:

    thank you laura. thanks for the well wishes, i feel good about it. have a killer time at hits.
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    Re: Profession, aka how to afford your metal passion

    by alex_canada » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:46 pm

    I don't think I've posted in this thread yet...I work as a "cardiac technologist" and "fitness consultant". Both parts of my job description, whose official title I forget. But I work at a medical fitness facility where people who have had MIs, strokes, etc come to rehab under guidance and advice. On a typical day I might run the computer for a graded exercise test, watch the EKG to make sure nothing is terribly worrying (with a doctor making the final call), teach a couple exercises classes, lecture for an hour for a course, wander around the floor for a while, etc. The evening also brings in the after-work and younger crowd, who just use it as a regular gym...occasionally I do personal training but I generally find it's not worth the money I get paid under the contract for the time I'd put in (less than half of what I'd make independently). Which reminds me...I promised Shoreslayer I'd respond to something in the fitness thread, 6 months ago! Time to get on that.

    I'm hoping to go into med school in a year or so, but holy crap are the entrance exams completely annoying and boring to study for; half of it is unrelated to anything used later on. Otherwise I'm still toying with the idea of law enforcement.

    I'd change something, but I'm not quite sure what. I'd probably not get into a real job so soon, and instead pick up the pace to get all the courses I (still) need for further education. I moved to Alberta for a Summer in 2007 just doing personal training, and that was the best summer eeeeeeever.
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