Wednesday, April 2
Last load? (I hope I hope I hope!)
More rock hunting this morning, and a trailer that’s squealing from the heavy load. It takes a while to gather just the right rocks. We go maybe only a quarter mile total to find them, since our whole place is made of rock to start with. Good variety: Metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary. A couple of the rocks are pure white quartz. Not the best to put in a wall since the two we used were almost round which makes them hard to work in with mostly straight-edged rocks. One of them we couldn’t even use—when we picked it up it was so heavy it slipped out of our grasp and fell onto another rock and shattered! Inside was a cantaloupe-sized chunk of yellow metal. That must be what made it so heavy. It looks like brass, so it might be worth something. If we find the time, maybe we can take it in to a scrap metal dealer since copper is over $4 a pound and brass must be worth something, too.