When I was maybe seven years old, I thought I had found the motherlode of diamonds because my friends and I had found some rather large rocks with a lot of quartz in them.

Free beautiful crystal quartz image

Of course, we thought they were diamonds or something super valuable. We were talking about how we would spend our newfound fortunes. The first item on everyone’s list was a new BMX bike followed by new Star Wars figures or baseball cards.

We showed my friend’s dad the rocks and he chuckled and told us that these rocks were not very rare at all and were probably not worth a whole lot to anyone since they could be readily found in the surrounding fields.

We were somewhat dismayed, but we still thought they were really cool. We divided them up and kept them for some time.

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14 responses to “The Hidden Gem of Youth: A Tale from the Past”

  1. I’m a rock collector too. I especially like collecting stones from the shallow side of the river bed. I place them on the sides of the flowers I grow and sell them in the city. So if people aren’t interested in the flower the rocks appeal to them and it’s a sale. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. That’s smart! Sounds like a very unique product!

      1. It’s a plant Mike!๐Ÿ˜… It’s just that the rocks make it look attractive. Goes to show that people don’t get out much and are stuck in their urban environment.

      2. Lol, oh I thought you meant you put like different types of rocks in different combinations with plants to make them unique.

      3. ๐Ÿ˜‚That’s what I meant! I fill a pot with soil, grow a plant over two weeks, then once it’s bloomed, I place different types of smooth rocks onto the top soil for show.

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      4. Hi uncle Mike, hope you have a great day ahead!๐Ÿ‘

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  3. Loved your storyโ€”the innocence, hope, and dream. So sweet! Reminded me of a time my brother and I were riding our bikes along a dirt road and found a pool of black oilโ€”we genuinely believed we had stumbled upon a real oil find. We were going to be rich! Thanks for the post! Released a fond memory. Cheers!

    1. Glad you enjoyed it! I take it you did not become oil tycoons?

      1. Raccoons gone wild

  4. Iโ€™m a lifelong amateur rock collector. My kids got me started by gifting me with rocks when they were young. Now Iโ€™m fascinated by them.

    1. Each one tells an incredible story!

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