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socalagatehound

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Cabbin' a little
« on: August 11, 2017, 05:54:46 PM »

Hi all

When it's not too hot to work in the garage (mornings mostly), I've been cutting and shaping about 100 cabs from materials I've collected up, either ine the field or at shows. I decided it was time to finish some up.

The first one is from a thin seam of chrysocolla plume agate I picked up at Steve Ivie's location in the South Cady Mountains. He took us out for a day and I felt very lucky to find a single piece. I ground this down until the picture showed up and had to leave in big and thick at the risk of loosing the picture.  My wife says it looks like a family of polar bears walking down a snow covered forest slope.


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This next one is from the South Cadys as well.  Again it is ground down from a thin piece of seam agate.  The white tubes are only on the surface and the chrysocolla/malachite is very shallow also.

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This is Marfa plume I collected last year on the Singleton Ranch on a rock hunt with Teri Smith.

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Variegated Tiger Eye from a small slab purchased at the Stoddard Wells show.  Very translucent and chatoyant.  I liked the way it was broken up and healed.

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Flower garden from the Walker Ranch collected on the same trip with Teri as above. Colors are richer than it shows.

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That's all for now. I'll post more as I get them done.

Craig
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Jhon P

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Re: Cabbin' a little
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 08:58:24 PM »

Polar bears! I would call
That one fantastic!!!  I like it
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Re: Cabbin' a little
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 09:24:26 PM »

 Wow, absolutely wonderful !
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Re: Cabbin' a little
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 09:47:00 PM »

Very nice material.  You did a great job of cutting.
Steve
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Re: Cabbin' a little
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2017, 05:33:59 AM »

I totally b liking those!
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Re: Cabbin' a little
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2017, 08:07:36 AM »

Gorgeous work and material!
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I rock hunt in the Antelope/Ashwood area of the John Day river basin in Oregon. 90% of what I post is from this area, from private property where I have permission to hike and collect. The material I find is for personal use only, I do not have landowner permission to sell. Thanks for understanding!

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Re: Cabbin' a little
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2017, 06:22:10 PM »

All really nice and a great polish.
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Re: Cabbin' a little
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2017, 08:11:59 PM »

Love the polar bears, but that marfa plume knocked my socks off!  Those plumes look like they're popping out in 3D on the top of the cab.   :WEEEE:
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Re: Cabbin' a little
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2017, 08:31:24 PM »

tigerseye looks like a canyon and my favorite is the blue one, a lovely christmas scene
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