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Welcome new members & old from the Lapidary/Gemstone Community Forum. Please join up. You will be approved after spam check & you must manually activate your acct with the link in your email

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Board Announcements

General Announcements of Board Activities, Policies, Changes to Policies, Board Maintenance

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Last post by Phishisgroovin
in Tapatalk phone app
on March 09, 2019, 06:23:03 AM
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Welcome!

A place to Introduce yourself, say hello and make new friends!

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235 Topics
Last post by lithicbeads
in Re: Truly missing y'all ...
on March 22, 2019, 07:00:10 AM
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Buy/Sell/Trade

A place to buy items from other members, sell your own items, or arrange trades with other members. You must have a minimum of fifty posts in order to sell or trade anything in this area. Please see forum policies for further explanation. Anyone posting items for sale or trade with less than 50 posts to their name will have the post removed. No Exceptions! If you are just inquiring about a material, just looking for information about something, please use the rock talk forum. Thanks.

1031 Posts
153 Topics
Last post by mearic71
in Re: Nikon photo equipmen...
on Today at 04:44:27 AM
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Photography

Want to know how to take good photos of that special cabochon you made? Need to adjust the lighting on your camera? Want to build a lightbox? Just need general photo help? This is your spot for learning and sharing.

211 Posts
23 Topics
Last post by rocky
in Re: unknown cab material
on December 17, 2018, 01:30:51 PM
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Contests

Check here regularly for contests and other competitions we may hold for your enjoyment and friendly competition! This is for forum held competitions only.

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75 Topics
Last post by gemfeller
in Re: Outrageous Cab Conte...
on March 09, 2019, 09:08:14 PM

Off Topic Area

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Random Musings

This is your section for all things not related to Lapidary! Here's where you can post about your family vacation or discuss other topics not related to the forum.

3601 Posts
449 Topics
Last post by Ryaly2dogs
in Re: Faces in rocks
on March 25, 2019, 04:51:17 PM
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Other Hobbies

Most of us have hobbies outside of Lapidary. Some of us Garden, some of us love our Model trains or tie flies for fishing. Here's your place to discuss these other things we all love doing.

681 Posts
82 Topics
Last post by AgateLicker
in Ant Hill Mining
on Today at 12:37:10 PM

Let's Rock

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Rockhounding Tips, Maps, Trips Etc.

Have a good place to hound at that you want to share? Just took a hounding trip and want to share your pictures? Have an outstanding map of an area to help other rockhounds? This is your place to post!

1962 Posts
238 Topics
Last post by VegasJames
in Re: Burro Creek trip
on March 23, 2019, 12:55:00 AM
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Group outings

Please use this child board to create, plan and go on group outings as members of the forum here.

33 Posts
5 Topics
Last post by edgarscale
in March AND APRIL 2019 roc...
on January 24, 2019, 06:14:55 AM
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Prospecting

Mineral and Metals prospecting. Trips, tips & digging reports. Show us what you got!

244 Posts
27 Topics
Last post by olgguy
in Re: Inside a Nevada copp...
on December 01, 2018, 09:51:16 AM
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Rough and Slabs

Show off your rough or newly cut slabs here!

2928 Posts
398 Topics
Last post by VegasJames
in Re: 15 pound Burro Creek...
on March 19, 2019, 10:48:18 PM
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Mineral Specimens

Have a specimen collection? Want to show off some pieces? Looking for ideas of specimens to add to your collection? This is your board.

347 Posts
42 Topics
Last post by lapidaryrough
in Re: Oregon ghost amethys...
on January 13, 2019, 11:16:15 AM
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Fossils

If you love collecting fossils, or are looking for a certain fossil for a creation, or just love to hunt for them, this is your area to play.

122 Posts
22 Topics
Last post by VegasJames
in Re: Another fossil spong...
on October 29, 2018, 05:15:00 PM
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Rock Talk

This is where you can discuss a certain stone type, gather information on stones, and anything stone related that doesn't fit into the other categories of the forum.

1156 Posts
144 Topics
Last post by irockhound
in Re: Cutting Ammonites
on March 25, 2019, 08:02:14 PM
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Identifications of Materials

Have a rock, but don't know what it is? Need to know if something is chalcedony or common opal but cannot tell the difference? Post it here for others to help you out.

2178 Posts
300 Topics
Last post by AgateLicker
in Re: Orbicular, oolitic o...
on March 25, 2019, 02:49:50 PM
Child Boards: Deceptive Stones
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Ancient Lapidary History

Found an article online about some recent archaeological finds? Found a great picture of ancient lapidary equipment? Want to discuss ancient techniques? This is your forum!

86 Posts
10 Topics
Last post by lithicbeads
in Re: Speaking of Patinas
on February 25, 2019, 07:06:43 PM
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Crystals

This is your area to discuss crystals. Have some examples of Crystal structures you wish to share? Have a gorgeous cluster that you cannot stop drooling over? Have oodles of Druzy you want to show off? Want to discuss metaphysical properties of crystals? Here's your area.

73 Posts
9 Topics
Last post by Gem Realm
in Re: Identify real crysta...
on May 30, 2018, 01:14:32 PM
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Opal

All things relating to Opal - Mining, Carving, Cutting, Grinding, Tips on Care and storage etc.

Moderators: Asianfire, Opalholic

612 Posts
58 Topics
Last post by irockhound
in Re: Opal reborn
on March 15, 2019, 09:12:43 AM
Child Boards: Opal Poetry, Stories & Myths

Rock Art

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Cabochons, Intarsias, Cameos

A place to display you recent cabochon creations! Learning intarsia and wish to post your progress? Do you have questions on how to create a cabochon or what wax works best to dop with? This is your forum.

3175 Posts
399 Topics
Last post by Rosemaryr
in Fun with matrix colors -...
on March 21, 2019, 06:37:48 PM
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Carvings and Sculptures

Love to carve your rock? Love to take rock and make sculptures? Here's your new hangout!

953 Posts
108 Topics
Last post by Jhon P
in Re: Spiderweb Obsidian
on Today at 06:10:16 AM
Child Boards: Opal Carvers Gallery, Jade Carving Gallery, Spheres
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Faceted Gems

Learning how to Facet? Want to show off your faceted creations? Are you an old pro at faceting and want to share your knowledge? This is your forum.

112 Posts
18 Topics
Last post by GoldSlinger
in Re: doping heat sensitiv...
on October 23, 2018, 06:51:06 AM
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Tumbling

Love to tumble rock? Has your electricity bill gone through the roof because you're running tumblers 24/7? This is your forum!

140 Posts
20 Topics
Last post by Ryaly2dogs
in Re: Tumbling final polis...
on January 21, 2019, 11:30:28 AM
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Knapping

Love to knapp rock? Want to show off your knapped creations? Here's your forum section.

31 Posts
3 Topics
Last post by edgarscale
in Re: Some Old School Knap...
on December 06, 2017, 04:03:31 PM
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Knife Making

Some folks love to put stone handles on their knives. If you are one of these people, here is your area to have fun!

312 Posts
37 Topics
Last post by Redrummd
in Re: Keeping the dross ou...
on February 03, 2019, 11:08:12 PM
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Tutorials for the Rock Art Area

This is an area for tutorials related to any of the above listed areas. Want to show folks how to cut a cab? Here's where to post the tutorial. Want to post a video on how to knapp a blade? Here's the place to post it. Please post only tutorials here.

107 Posts
19 Topics
Last post by edgarscale
in Re: Simple single slab "...
on February 20, 2019, 05:59:35 PM

Rockin' Jewelry

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Gold, Silver, Other Metals, Casting and Fabrication

Love to work in metal? Like to pour hot metal? This is your area to post.

250 Posts
39 Topics
Last post by hummingbirdstones
in Thunderbird Supply Super...
on February 14, 2019, 07:19:11 AM
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Wearable or Utilitarian Jewelry Art

This is anything utilitarian that isn't necessarily jewelry, yet could be jewelry - walking sticks, belt buckles, hair pins, barrettes, hatbands,horse halters, saddlery you bejewelled, etc...

61 Posts
12 Topics
Last post by raven.worldlrnr
in Re: Pendant or Broach no...
on August 02, 2017, 09:43:56 PM
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Metal Clay

An area for those who like to work in Metal Clay to hang out and discuss their art.

100 Posts
8 Topics
Last post by ileney
in Re: Settings made with m...
on September 07, 2018, 01:46:25 PM
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Wire Wrapping

If wire is your pride and joy and you love to wrap, this is your forum.

338 Posts
42 Topics
Last post by hummingbirdstones
in Re: Two Blue
on November 25, 2018, 07:31:53 PM
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Chainmaille

Like to create works using chainmaille techniques? Here's your section.

7 Posts
1 Topics
Last post by Enchantra
in Re: Maille Butterfly
on March 18, 2015, 09:24:55 AM
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Show and Tell!!!!

Sharing your finished jewelry creations with everyone!

900 Posts
116 Topics
Last post by ileney
in Re: Cast iron scrounging...
on March 22, 2019, 07:12:17 PM
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Tutorials for Jewelry Making

This is the place for any tutorials as it relates to the above areas of casting, fabrication, metal clay, Chainmaille, and wire wrapping. Please post only tutorials here.

91 Posts
11 Topics
Last post by ileney
in Re: Making Step Bezel
on March 27, 2018, 09:13:56 AM

Beads!!!!!

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Bead Embroidery and Bead Weaving

Love to bead embroider? Enjoy doing bead weaving? Here is your area of beaded love. You can never have to many beads!

171 Posts
19 Topics
Last post by Enchantra
in Re: Mia's Piece
on February 04, 2019, 07:42:36 PM
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Kumihimo, Cord Making, Braiding, Macrame

Kumihimo and other cord making Arts as they pertain to beads and Jewelry making.

43 Posts
12 Topics
Last post by cobbledstones
in Re: first attempt at kum...
on March 06, 2016, 07:17:58 PM
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Polymer Clay, Air Dry Clay, Resin, Epoxy or Glass Based Clays

Like to make Jewelry using various clays? Do you sculpt with it? Like to create new fashion jewelry using clay? Post here.

38 Posts
3 Topics
Last post by Slabbercabber
in Re: Epoxy Resin Coating ...
on February 14, 2019, 03:21:28 PM
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Glass Blowing, Fusing, Slumping, Lampworking, Dichroic Glass...

Glass arts as they pertain to jewelry making and beading.

26 Posts
4 Topics
Last post by crashoveroide
in Re: Some of my lampwork ...
on November 08, 2017, 09:45:58 PM
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Tutorials for Beads Category

A place to house all the tutorials for the above topics in the Beads category. Please post only tutorials here.

73 Posts
9 Topics
Last post by lithicbeads
in Re: Big ultrasonic drill...
on July 29, 2018, 09:16:36 AM
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Show and Tell -Finished Beads

Show off your beads you have created!

1719 Posts
262 Topics
Last post by vitzitziltecpatl
in Re: Petrified wood bead
on March 21, 2019, 06:15:02 PM

Gadgets, Gizmos, and Dohickeys

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Fixing, Modifying and Refurbishing your Lapidary Equipment

Bought an old saw, need to figure out how to fix it or rebuild it? Have belts you need to resurface? Building equipment from the ground up? This is your area to ask questions.

1583 Posts
171 Topics
Last post by Slabbercabber
in Re: Life Expectancy of R...
on February 12, 2019, 05:58:02 AM
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What Equipment to Buy and Where to Get it.

Need input on buying a piece of equipment? Here's your area.

723 Posts
81 Topics
Last post by vitzitziltecpatl
in Re: Star Diamond "10 sla...
on February 26, 2019, 07:34:08 PM
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Cutting, Grinding, Polishing

Need to know the right equipment to use for a certain need? Wonder how to get that chunk of rough to stay where you want it for slabbing it? Want to know how to make your saw run a lot quieter? Have general equipment questions that don't fall into other categories? Here's your spot.

1002 Posts
114 Topics
Last post by Slabbercabber
in Re: SLAB SAW MOTOR
on March 19, 2019, 06:18:18 AM
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Tool Talk

Love tools? Looking for a specific tool and need help finding it? Want to refurbish that old pair of pliers? Here's your place.

470 Posts
52 Topics
Last post by ileney
in Re: What to do with used...
on November 14, 2018, 09:45:03 PM
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SAFETY

General workshop and studio safety when working with equipment. What works, what doesn't work.

158 Posts
11 Topics
Last post by 55fossil
in Re: Heavy metals from ca...
on December 19, 2018, 05:25:59 PM

Lapidary and Jewelry News

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Articles from Members, Magazine and Club Postings

Have a club event coming up? Want to share the latest article you wrote? Found something awesome in a recent magazine you want to share? This is the place.

13 Posts
6 Topics
Last post by freeformcabs
in San Diego Lapidary Socie...
on August 30, 2018, 12:46:28 PM
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Shows, Auction Announcements, Estates

Looking for a show to sell your wares at? Want to advertise a show you know about in your area? Setting up for a show soon and need pointers? Heading off to Quartzite to the Tucson Shows and want to meet folks? This is your place. Found a really good Estate sale being held and want to let folks know? Post it here. Please note you are not allowed to sell items in this section of the forum.

239 Posts
60 Topics
Last post by Phishisgroovin
in Re: Rock & Gem show, Nor...
on March 01, 2019, 08:06:31 PM
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Website

Have a website? Need help with it? Have questions about blogging or SEO? Just need to know the best place to put up an online shop? Here's your forum.

47 Posts
8 Topics
Last post by ileney
in Re: new website is up, ...
on December 18, 2018, 07:46:36 AM
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