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Author Topic: Lets try this one. 1 pound mixed mines nice blue nuggets  (Read 716 times)

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Re: Lets try this one. 1 pound mixed mines nice blue nuggets
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2017, 03:22:34 PM »

i'm backing both opal and turquoise so thin is best.  personally i like thick and heavy but with the stone and not the backing. 
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Re: Lets try this one. 1 pound mixed mines nice blue nuggets
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2017, 05:55:47 PM »

Personally I feel maximum carat weight should be the stone prior to backing or sealants otherwise it does inflate to cost for cheap material (backings etc).
True, But on lots of agates, jaspers, etc, it just doesn't matter... and if doing a pendant, the black backing makes it look better plus the added weight makes it hang better. By thick, I mean 3 -4 Mm. by thin I mean 1 - 2 mm.
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Re: Lets try this one. 1 pound mixed mines nice blue nuggets
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2017, 05:58:22 PM »

i'm backing both opal and turquoise so thin is best.  personally i like thick and heavy but with the stone and not the backing. 
I can pick out the thinnest I have out there, but the absolute thinnest are already gone. Had a guy take all the thinnest and promise to pay, and never got it. You can always grind/polish then to whatever thinness you prefer. How many slabs you want? Lets say $2 per slab. slabs are about 3 to 4 inches diameter. Thickness varies.
I can also send some small whole rocks (so they fit in the SFRB) that you can cut yourself. $2 each.
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Re: Lets try this one. 1 pound mixed mines nice blue nuggets
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2017, 07:10:43 PM »

slabs are fine.  about 5 slabs is good.  thickness can vary i'll just grind it down when needed.
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« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2017, 08:47:30 PM »

OK. Will paypal you shortly.
let me find them first to make sure they too haven't been "appropriated".
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Re: Lets try this one. 1 pound mixed mines nice blue nuggets
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2017, 07:49:47 AM »

no problems and no hurries
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Re: Lets try this one. 1 pound mixed mines nice blue nuggets
« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2017, 08:35:49 PM »

not interested in his.  let's continue......but thanks for the heads up.
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Re: Lets try this one. 1 pound mixed mines nice blue nuggets
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2017, 11:52:17 AM »

not interested in his.  let's continue......but thanks for the heads up.

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Re: Lets try this one. 1 pound mixed mines nice blue nuggets
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2017, 02:00:55 PM »

Mailman never showed up today, so everybodys packages are still in the mailbox till tomorrow. Sorry....
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« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2017, 02:01:23 PM »

This batch all gone.
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« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2017, 07:56:00 AM »

received the package  the turquoise look. everything is in good shape, that is, the postal service didn't crush anything.  thank you for the black rough.  i need to set everything aside for now.  tomorrow my daughter marries.  thank phil, much appreciated. 
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