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 on: Today at 12:13:25 PM 
Started by William Phillips - Last post by William Phillips
 I have a Lortone 3A tumbler, the barrel won't turn.  The motor runs and the drive rod turns, however the barrel won't roll.  I have the barrel half filled and I weighed the material I put inside (About 1 pound plus water to cover the rocks). Any Suggestions
Thank You
Bill Phillips

 on: December 12, 2017, 07:45:01 PM 
Primo CA. Jasper
solid piece
4 1/2 x 4 1/2 x3/8
good colors
takes a great polish
$20 includes shipping

 on: December 12, 2017, 07:34:03 PM 
7 1/2 X 6
California Jasper/agate
$20 each
includes shipping
black lines are HEALED fractures
very solid material
some small pits  (see picture)

 on: December 12, 2017, 06:59:09 PM 
Started by Sandsave - Last post by Sandsave
I believe this was from the spot that you sent us, there was a deep hole closer to the top or flat area but that was only about 8-10" wide vien. 

 on: December 12, 2017, 06:44:48 PM 
Started by hummingbirdstones - Last post by Sandsave
I'll go first a Red Horn Coral I cut with the grain so to speak.

 on: December 12, 2017, 01:50:06 PM 
Started by Kaljaia - Last post by lithicbeads
Lookin good! The king tides have kept us off the beach but this cold has the rivers down  so it is prime up here after the flood turnover. Enjoy your peace and quiet.

 on: December 12, 2017, 12:39:34 PM 
Started by Kaljaia - Last post by Kaljaia
Hunting season is done and it's been below freezing and dry for a week. Time to go play outside.

Visited the reservoir thunder egg bed to 'take stock,' because I've been sending some co-workers there recently and wanted to make sure there were still easily-recognizable surface eggs to be found. Most of the lower slope float eggs are gone but there were still plenty up higher in the narrow drainage. I don't collect from here anymore unless it's particularly unusual- the red/pink moss vein certainly counts!

Freezing fog on top.

The bed is below the frost line- check out the flocked trees at the top of the hill.

Petrified wood

Agate egg cores

Red and pink moss. I think it's 'thunder egg' agate that filled a cavity in the rhyolite. I have a rounded nodule of very similar material from the same location that was free of its matrix. It'll be fun to break into next spring! It's got a nice big tube cavity in it too, that got washed out to prevent Surprise Scorpions but didn't photograph well.

 on: December 12, 2017, 05:59:43 AM 
Started by Bluetangclan - Last post by Bluetangclan
Thanks for the support guys. It was my first wrap in about a year so I was trying to remember how to do things as I was doing it. Now I can say I have worked in gold lol.

 on: December 11, 2017, 07:33:12 PM 
Started by Ryaly2dogs - Last post by Jhon P
I hope the fire stays away, it sure has been tragic in California this year. I don’t think we have heard from ranger Dave since the maraposa fires? The geodes went onlong or egg shape? Just grind the high ends and make round and put them back into the machine. Where did the honey oynx come from? I collected some from the gentleman that owns oynx springs by Death Valley.  He hasn’t been interested in letting us do another dig.

 on: December 11, 2017, 07:21:27 PM 
Started by Asianfire - Last post by hummingbirdstones
Beautiful sunrise, Kurt!  Thanks for sharing that.   :icon_sunny:

Those fire agates are amazing.  The moonstone is pretty cool, too!

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