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I am always impressed with moon shots. I could never get a good one.
You had to know where this was going........


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Stopped at a local Mexican restaurant for lunch today and saw this sign. Good sense of humor.
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Holy crap! I figured some of you guys might find this amusing.

Purely for amusement I decided to order a geiger counter. I got a GMC-320+. Very affordable and has some nice features. I figured "why not?".

It arrived today. I spent quite a while seeing if I had anything radioactive. I tested many of my rocks, fossils, anything glow in the dark. Started testing antiques. Nothing major. Then I remembered that my mom gave me this antique bowl a few years ago and figured it was worth a test.

Confirmed, that innocent looking antique bowl is radioactive!

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Normal background with this detector in my house is 20 counts per minute. Here it is reading 152 CPM.
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The more you know...
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It is probably the uranium in the bright colors. There was a line of dishes called "Fiestaware" that was radioactive.
 

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It is probably the uranium in the bright colors. There was a line of dishes called "Fiestaware" that was radioactive.

I was thinking I would hit up the local antique stores for either Fiestaware or uranium glass if I couldn't find a source I already owned. Really didn't expect to find anything at home.
 

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Holy crap! I figured some of you guys might find this amusing.

Purely for amusement I decided to order a geiger counter. I got a GMC-320+. Very affordable and has some nice features. I figured "why not?".

It arrived today. I spent quite a while seeing if I had anything radioactive. I tested many of my rocks, fossils, anything glow in the dark. Started testing antiques. Nothing major. Then I remembered that my mom gave me this antique bowl a few years ago and figured it was worth a test.

Confirmed, that innocent looking antique bowl is radioactive!

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Normal background with this detector in my house is 20 counts per minute. Here it is reading 152 CPM.
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The more you know...
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Very interesting. Your post sent me exploring a bit.

Few things I learned so far:

That design is called "Autumn leaves"

17 Facts About Hall China​

What Collectors Want to Know About This Popular Company's Wares​

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Updated 11/05/18

Davault Emporium on RubyLane.com
If you're just starting to learn about Hall China, these points of interest are all facets of of an Ohio-based company many dinnerware and teapot enthusiasts have come to know and love. If you've known the Hall brand for decades,this list of facts will likely offer an interesting refresher or serve as a starting point for further research.

17 Facts About Hall China​

  1. Hall China Company first began production in 1903 in East Liverpool, Ohio making utilitarian wares like jugs, bedpans, and mugs.
  2. Thanks to a single fire process developed by Robert Taggert Hall between 1903 and 1911, Hall China is durable, non-porous, and unlike other types of china, it doesn't craze. This is why so many pieces are still around in excellent condition to delight collectors today.
  3. The non-crazing process used to manufacture Hall pieces was designed to emulate beautiful wares made in China during the Ming Dynasty, although the shapes and decor do not generally exhibit Asian influence.
  4. Institutional items made by Hall in the early days aren't as collectible as the company's later dinnerware, kitchenware, and teapots. Even so, some folks build interesting collections of these items.
  5. The word "HALL'S" within a circle marks most items the company made except kitchenware and dinnerware. "Hall's Superior Quality Kitchenware" and "Superior Hall Quality Dinnerware" identify those items respectively.
  6. Items found with "Hall" in a bulging rectangle stamped on the bottom were produced from the early 1970s onward. This is helpful to know when distinguishing older Hall wares from pieces that don't have quite as much age
 

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I was thinking I would hit up the local antique stores for either Fiestaware or uranium glass if I couldn't find a source I already owned. Really didn't expect to find anything at home.
Surprise! :D :p
 

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Your post sent me exploring a bit.
Thanks for the info. Was planning to search a bit, you saved me a few steps. Every journey begins with a single step.
 

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Thanks for the info. Was planning to search a bit, you saved me a few steps. Every journey begins with a single step.

 

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Thanks for the info. Was planning to search a bit, you saved me a few steps. Every journey begins with a single step.
You're welcome. I love learning. Very curious bugger I am.
 

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You're welcome. I love learning. Very curious bugger I am.
You and I have a lot in common. I didn't make up my nickname, it was given to me because people noticed how driven by curiosity I am. :)
 

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I was thinking I would hit up the local antique stores for either Fiestaware or uranium glass if I couldn't find a source I already owned. Really didn't expect to find anything at home.

Consider you recharge every time you eat out of that bowl.

Do you glow at night yet?
 

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You and I have a lot in common. I didn't make up my nickname, it was given to me because people noticed how driven by curiosity I am. :)
:oriental::beer::reading::picture perfect::ponder:
 

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Just got back from a fishing trip to Creede Colorado. Absolutely gorgeous area. The scenery and fishing was outstanding. Here's a few pics.


My best catch a fat, gorgeous, 15 inch Brook Trout

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Our Cute little cabin

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The view from our cabin

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Another view from a slightly different angle

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Downtown Creede CO

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Yours truly with a beautiful 12 brookie caught on a black hellgrammite fly

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My old high-school buddy with a nice Rainbow. Between the two of us we averaged 31 fish per day. Almost all were catch and released but we did keep 6 fish. We only caught about 6 Brown Trout,..... the rest were about half rainbows and half brookies. No real monsters. My best catch was the 15 inch Brookie.

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That green Dodge is a nice lookin ride, vic.
Do you still have it?

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vicris -- Was that horsie bitten? Gorgeous view.
 

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That green Dodge is a nice lookin ride, vic.
Do you still have it?

BF

Yes sir. Pic posted below


vicris -- Was that horsie bitten? Gorgeous view.
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Thanks Walt, I'm not sure about that Palamino. I do know this,..... there were 5 horses in that fenced area and all of them have some kind of injury. The folks that own that property use that area as a horse rescue for injured horses.

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AHA! I axed because I saw a horse that had been clawed by a mountain lion (and lived). Looked a lot like that palomino.
 

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AHA! I axed because I saw a horse that had been clawed by a mountain lion (and lived). Looked a lot like that palomino.
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Ok,.... so I was curious too about that Palamino horse,... so I asked. Seems that that horse fell out of a horse trailer a few years back and got dragged on the highway and got road rash. He's fully recovered now and doing fine. Apparently he's a very gentle horse and they saddle him up and ride him and even use him as a pack horse for the fall hunting season.


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Snapped yesterday

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Ok,.... so I was curious too about that Palamino horse,... so I asked. Seems that that horse fell out of a horse trailer a few years back and got dragged on the highway and got road rash. He's fully recovered now and doing fine. Apparently he's a very gentle horse and they saddle him up and ride him and even use him as a pack horse for the fall hunting season.


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Damn, crazy! Poor guy.
 

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Smokey sun tonight. I can smell and see the smoke looking across the yard. Mostly from Canadian wildfires this time. No filters other than the usual UV filter.

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Not a pic exactly...

This Hairy Frogfish’s Bite is Too Fast For Slow-Motion​

 

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Don't see this every day...

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Was at a new customer's house today and was in awe of these flowers. To the naked eye they looked like they were electrified. Just beautiful.

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Was sent a picture of the sunrise this AM by a friend on the Big Island, Hawaii.
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