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 on: March 23, 2017, 11:36:19 PM 
Started by likesrocks - Last post by jha789
Black goldstone does exist. Some of the very dark blue almost looks black, but there is a rare piece of true black. I just shot a quick video link of a bracelet that I made with it. I shot the video under incandescent light, so the color of the sparkles is wrong. In most light they appear gold/copper in color. - This bracelet is much more stunning than this video, or any of my attempts to photograph it have revealed.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbT_Cs5FdRw

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 on: March 23, 2017, 06:40:44 PM 
Started by Cabbin Fever - Last post by Cabbin Fever
I am curious to know what these are- I found them in the "scrap pieces for sale" box at my club. The light green one (almost a pistachio green in reality) looked like a chip of a piece of pottery, and was so soft I ended up shaping it on the polishing wheels! The more speckled piece was almost as soft. It has a small streak of pink in it that may not be discernible here.
I like to take pieces like these and send them on to my 10 year old grandson to fire his nascent interest in gems and minerals. I will then challenge him to determine what they are (but I want to know the right answer first - yea, I am cheating!)

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 on: March 23, 2017, 06:33:42 PM 
Started by Stonemon - Last post by Stonemon
Tourmaline is 7-7.5 Mohs so unless there is a void or some fracturing, it grinds and polishes flawlessly.
Bill

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 on: March 23, 2017, 06:09:04 PM 
Started by Sandsave - Last post by ToTheSummit
That came out awesome!  Great choice by your son.

Mookaite takes a helluva shine.  I've got a big chunk of it in my 18" saw right now.  Already lopped off 4 nice slabs and got lots to go.  I've never seen it knapped but I could believe its possible.

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 on: March 23, 2017, 05:41:29 PM 
Started by mountainman - Last post by mountainman
If you are into Fire Agate you are going to like it. Give Don a call before going out. He has raised his price a bit but more than worth it.

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 on: March 23, 2017, 05:26:28 PM 
Started by hummingbirdstones - Last post by Sandsave
I wish the palm didn't require so much work to get, but most of the time it's worth the effort.


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 on: March 23, 2017, 05:24:48 PM 
Started by mountainman - Last post by Orrum
Going there this spring !

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 on: March 23, 2017, 05:23:14 PM 
Started by Stonemon - Last post by Orrum
Woes er fabilious!!!

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 on: March 23, 2017, 05:17:38 PM 
Started by northcanadian - Last post by Sandsave
Welcome from northern Utah. There are only two sphere makers in the forum that I know of, please post your spheres. Then Jhon and I will vote if can join our elite club! LOL

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 on: March 23, 2017, 05:12:02 PM 
Started by olgguy - Last post by Sandsave
Nice work! The moss agates are one of my favorites 

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