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Shows and Events / Coconino Yard Sale
« on: November 14, 2013, 07:21:46 PM »
Just got this in an email from our club:

The Coconino Lapidary Club is hosting a yard sale this weekend on Saturday November 16th from 9-3 (Not 100% sure of the times))
The address of the sale is 11270 Zady Lane.
Drive about 6 miles north of the Flagstaff mall on 89, turn left at the Chevron Station onto Campbell. Then take your 2nd right onto Zady Lane. The house is the 2nd one on the left.
For more info call either Linda or Brad at 928-522-5839

Carving Tips, Tricks and Pics / Lapidary Carving for Creative Jewelry
« on: September 15, 2013, 08:44:43 PM »
If anyone is interested, there are a couple of copies of this book on Amazon for reasonable prices - new.

These will go quick, so if you want one, get it now.

Shows and Events / Rock Sale in Dewey, AZ
« on: November 25, 2012, 06:54:41 PM »
Vince and I went to some new club members' house today to divest them of some of their rocks.   dancer27

We acquired about 30 lbs of St. John's Flower agate, some Arizona Agate Mine agate and a couple of other rocks that we're clueless about.  Most of their stuff is self collected (they lived in St. Johns until they moved here).  They brought 4 trailers full of rough with them and left that much or more behind!  They have more petrified wood than you can shake a stick at.  Don't know if any St. John's will be left, as someone who shall remain nameless also made an appointment and wanted to buy ALL of the St. Johns they had, but we called first.  :D

If anyone in AZ is interested in making an appointment and rockhounding their yard, PM me and I'll give you their email address.  They were happy to have us spread word and send folks their way.

Wondering if anyone has a name for this gold plume agate and maybe where it's from?


Shop and Swap / Does Anybody Have ....?
« on: May 06, 2012, 07:29:22 PM »
I have a turquoise bracelet that I need to replace a stone in for my boss' neighbor, who is around 90.  Her birthday is coming up and I would like to get this done for her.  Her husband gave her this bracelet many years ago and she cherishes it.

I'm not a turquoise person generally, so I don't have a stockpile sitting around.  I've looked around and can't seem to find anything even close to these stones.  The color of the stones in the picture are pretty close to the actual color.  The bezel is just shy of 9 x 7.5 mm and needs to be at least 3 mm high.  I'd like to find a stone that's just a little larger, so I can shape it down to fit.

If anyone has anything that remotely resembles these stones that you wouldn't mind selling, please  pm me.

Thanks bunches!

Miscellaneous Shop Talk / B & I 10" Flat Lap Grinder
« on: January 15, 2012, 03:45:46 PM »
I've been watching this auction on Ebay and was wondering why this thing is going so high.

When Vince and I went back to Chicago for Christmas, my mom reminded me that I had a box in her basement with "stuff" in it.  Happens it was an old Thumbler Tumbler and a flat lap that looks very much like the one in the auction, except the one I have is a 6" machine with no motor.  I had gotten these in an Ebay auction years ago along with an American Facetor faceting machine, which was the thing I was after at the time.  I had forgotten about these other two machines that were in that lot.

Anybody have any insight?


Shop and Swap / Anyone Live Near San Fernando?
« on: June 20, 2011, 09:19:47 PM »

I scored this slab of Mexican flame agate off a guy in our club at our last meeting.  It was so cool looking I just had to have a piece of it when he was showing it off so I used all the feminine wiles I could muster (hah!) to get him to sell me a slab.   yippie24

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Shop and Swap / Charoite Rough
« on: February 28, 2011, 07:16:52 PM »
Just got an email from ColorWright ( with a special promotion (5% off orders of $50 or more) until March 15.  You have to use Promo Code R3/15 when you order on the web or mention it if you order by phone.  In the What's New part of the email, he has Charoite rough.  Here's the link:

Also Eudialite rough:

Both are a little too rich for my blood, but it's fun to drool over them.    walker23

Here's two I finished in the last couple of days.  A morrisonite and carrasite.  Thanks for looking.

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Finished this butterfly wing jasper cab yesterday.  We got a small chunk of rough in Quartzsite after seeing some posted here.  I love this stuff!  It's great material to work with.   yes16

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Has anyone ever cut Mexican cantera opal?  Out of all the opal I have cut in my life, I've never cut cantera, although I have quite a bit of rough.  Was wondering if anyone can pass along some tips before I start grinding away.   saved13


Our Place / Smiley Help
« on: November 21, 2010, 06:11:56 PM »
Is there a trick to inserting smileys into a post besides actually putting the code in?  I see the smileys, but I don't see an insert button that would automatically input the code.  Clicking on them doesn't work and neither does the [more] after the smileys.  I see they are javascript, and I have javascript turned on.

Any words of wisdom?


Introductions / Greetings from AZ!
« on: November 12, 2010, 12:23:39 PM »
Hello all!

Glad to join this forum.  My husband and I are both lapidaries and love rocks.  We both started out cutting opal and actually met on an opal cutting forum.  I'm from Chicago originally (a lapidary wasteland), so it's refreshing to finally be in a place where there are more than a few rockhounds.  We belong to the local rock club (Prescott Gem and Mineral Club) and are involved in club activities as much as possible.  One of the club members is also an instructor at the local college, so we are also taking a lapidary class at the moment (basically for fun, although we have actually learned a few things).

We have a website that we maintain with all our goodies on it --

I've been reading the forum the last few days and there are a lot of great tutorials that I need to try.  You all do wonderful things with rocks and I'm looking forward to joining in.


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