1) a magnifier. Instead of a 10x lens that I read would be handy, I got this kid's portable/detatchable microscope for really cheap. And you can totally see the surface elements with it!
3) and here she is!!! Ain't she a 'beaut. hehehe Just arrived today.
And some gritty stuffs
Yeah, I already have a load in. I'll of course be posting about what I dig out of there later. ;) And, hopefully we will find some more spiffy rocks to shake up this weekend!
Edited 7/5/2009 to add:
Here is another handy addition to any rock equipment collection: a strainer to clean the rocks off after a tumble.