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Orange slabs?
« on: October 31, 2023, 10:50:26 AM »

I posted elsewhere but does anyone have any relatively solid orange slabs available? The orange calcite that I previously tried was more yellow than orange. I havent seen a true orange carnelian. I am looking for slabs to make knife scales so they do not have to be super thick, but that also means being translucent isnt a good quality either.


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Re: Orange slabs?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2023, 03:51:19 PM »

I haven't seen truly orange material unless it was dyed.  Goodluck.


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Re: Orange slabs?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2023, 05:49:46 PM »

    I saw some reaaly Orange colored material from Oregon. It was mottled with some white but primarily a bright orange. It was called Ocean Breeze jasper and it was mined by a guy named Jim who lives in Bend, Oregon. The orange material was very rare but I did see one large boulder at the mine. Last I heard Jim was not doing really well and was not mining the material any more. Jim is an old Veteran so be kind if you try to locate him and find some of this material.
PS:  Ocean Breeze jasper is highly under rated. It has mostly softer colors but incredible patterns. Cuts easy and takes an awesome polish. Sadly, too much low grade material has been put on the market. Like so many other jaspers, it is hard to get ahold of the truly great material.
   Maybe someone on the forum can help you locate this material.
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