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kent

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An unknown pendant with additional pieces for ID please
« on: August 12, 2017, 05:09:56 PM »

Yeah, I don't know what this is so if of looks familiar please let me know. Very hard and take an incredible polish.
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Thanks for the help ID ing this material

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Re: An unknown pendant
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 05:50:51 PM »

Yeah, I don't know what this is so if of looks familiar please let me know. Very hard and take an incredible polish.

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Beautiful! It's bumble bee jasper


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Re: An unknown pendant
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 08:10:28 PM »

Could possibly be Bumblebee -- it looks a little like it -- but the hardness and super polish make me think it's something else.  All the Bumblebee I've cut is fairly soft (it's not really a jasper) and it hasn't taken a high polish.  There may be types that are highly silicated but I haven't seen any.  It looks more like some sort of jasp-agate to me.
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Re: An unknown pendant
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 08:22:09 PM »

It's not any Bumble Bee as yet marketed. Obviously it is agate and B.B. is not agatized. It reminds me of the colors in some Arizona petrified woods.
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Re: An unknown pendant with additional pieces for ID please
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 04:11:35 PM »

It's not any Bumble Bee as yet marketed. Obviously it is agate and B.B. is not agatized. It reminds me of the colors in some Arizona petrified woods.
That is my thought too.
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Re: An unknown pendant with additional pieces for ID please
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 04:58:08 PM »

That would be amazing! A pet wood that resembles BB, with more colors and harder. A rockhounders dream!!!! Ok guess you've realized I'm a BB jasper fan. Only question that remains important: where did you find it?


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Re: An unknown pendant with additional pieces for ID please
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2017, 05:20:01 PM »

Of unknown origin....perhaps from a stash of rocks I received from the son of a retired geologist who roamed the world collecting rocks. 
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Re: An unknown pendant with additional pieces for ID please
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2017, 05:51:47 PM »

A friend had B.B. tested and it came back positive for both realgar and arsenic. Mercury and arsenic are not a good combination for cutters.
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Re: An unknown pendant with additional pieces for ID please
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2017, 08:22:39 PM »

And sulfur too.....
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Re: An unknown pendant with additional pieces for ID please
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2017, 10:03:10 AM »

I love the clean look of the face with the side drilling. I think its more technical todo side drilling as opposed to face drilled. I think there is less room for error. In my opinion. Great colors! And as I said on Instagram I think it's an onyx. Possibly from Mexico? Beautifully executed on gorgeous material.

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Re: An unknown pendant with additional pieces for ID please
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2017, 02:55:13 PM »

the banding in the material is sedimentation.

 Bubble bee is geothermal vent casing.
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Re: An unknown pendant with additional pieces for ID please
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2017, 10:26:04 PM »

Looks alot like Rainbow Ridge material from the China Lake area of CA.  Claim is held under the China Lake club I think and they used to allow collecting if you contacted them for for permission.  Always hard to say as it could quite possibly be similar material from a site I don't know.  That's the great thing about the forum so many people who know the material from their area and someone else here might have a better answer.  Doesn't look like bumble bee to me though.
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