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reefandrockgirl

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Slabs to buy
« on: August 09, 2017, 05:11:47 PM »

Where do you all get your slabs from? Where would you recommend a newbie to start out? Thanks in advance!


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Re: Slabs to buy
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 05:34:13 PM »

The cheapest way is to get them at a rock club's sale.  If you are in San Diego my club, El Cajon Valley Gem & Mineral Society is having ours this Friday :)  I spent last night making about about 80 silent auction bid slips.
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Re: Slabs to buy
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 06:21:24 PM »

what kind of rough slabs do you like?
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Re: Slabs to buy
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2017, 09:52:20 PM »

I have three medium flat rate boxes of "stuff" left over from doing knives - most identified and hard to get "stuff'".  $20. each with about $14. of the cost being postage and another dollar PayPal fees.  i figure $5. covers the time I spend writing what the stuff is.

PM me if you want one or more of them.

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Re: Slabs to buy
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2017, 02:40:50 AM »

Thanks guys,
I don't know what I have in mind yet just getting a feel for what my options are and what others have had success with as well. This is all very helpful for putting
Me in the right direction!!!! I love this forum and all you lovely people willing to help!


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Re: Slabs to buy
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2017, 09:05:18 AM »

I have not heard from reefandrockgirl but I have about 6 messages wanting the boxes.  So, if reefandrockgirl does not request one or more today -  I will sell a box to each of the first three who asked.....

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Re: Slabs to buy
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2017, 10:14:33 AM »

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Re: Slabs to buy
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2017, 07:53:36 AM »

i could probably throw together some slab boxes also.
I have many different oregon & Washington State area rocks i have cut up over the last few years.
I will see what all i have, even small chunks of pebbles i have cut on my tiny trim saw lol
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Re: Slabs to buy
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2017, 09:12:34 PM »

I second Barclay's thought of acquiring at club auctions, as well as at rock shows.  I just acquired five "grab bags" at $6 each that blew my mind at the Orcutt, CA show last weekend.  Amazing out of circulation Nipomo marcasites, rhodochrosite, plume agates of all kinds, sagenites, chrysocola, fossils, the whole gamut. I couldn't sleep that night as I was so excited and what I had acquired.  Have fun in the hunt!
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