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 on: November 21, 2019, 02:05:25 PM 
Started by irockhound - Last post by gemfeller
I'd be more than happy to share what I know Steve.  I've somehow lost your contact info: email, phone, address etc.  Shoot me a PM and we'll arrange a get-together.   

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 on: November 21, 2019, 06:13:08 AM 
Started by Raptor439 - Last post by Stonemon
Welcome from western Oregon!

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 on: November 20, 2019, 06:14:24 PM 
Started by fossilman - Last post by hummingbirdstones
OMG that is gorgeous!   :Worthy:

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 on: November 20, 2019, 06:12:16 PM 
Started by Raptor439 - Last post by hummingbirdstones
Welcome from Northern Arizona!  Looking forward to seeing the Labradorite once you receive it.

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 on: November 20, 2019, 05:56:16 PM 
Started by Raptor439 - Last post by Raptor439
Welcome to the forum.

You picked what can be a difficult stone to start with.  The color can come and go along the length of the stone and needs to be cut directionally for the color from what I heard. Will be easier for a small pocketknife but may be a problem for larger knife scales.

Thank you. I purchased 4" x 4" x 1/4" pieces of it to start. If the color isn't good, I'll have to keep looking until I find something suitable. I am absolutely astounded by the colors and varieties of minerals/crystals/stones out there.

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 on: November 20, 2019, 05:34:57 PM 
Started by Raptor439 - Last post by VegasJames
Welcome to the forum.

You picked what can be a difficult stone to start with.  The color can come and go along the length of the stone and needs to be cut directionally for the color from what I heard. Will be easier for a small pocketknife but may be a problem for larger knife scales.

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 on: November 20, 2019, 04:08:36 PM 
Started by fossilman - Last post by safossils
Very nice. I especially like the way the suture pattern has been highlighted..

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 on: November 20, 2019, 04:08:30 PM 
Started by Raptor439 - Last post by Raptor439
Hello everyone. I am a new member from New Jersey. I have very recently become interested in lapidary and rockhounding. I will be receiving some Labradorite from overseas this week. My first project is re-handling a knife with it. Looking forward to talking to all of you as I attempt to learn more about this fascinating hobby!

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 on: November 20, 2019, 02:55:11 PM 
Started by irockhound - Last post by irockhound
Hi all, I recently had a realtor who would always come by and ask if I was interested in his wife's parents rocks.  He came by about a month ago and told me she had passed away and asked if I was still interested.  I went by the house and he wanted to take all the buckets and pay him what I thought it was worth.  There were 33 buckets of rock.  Out of that there was a 6 gallon bucket filled with Spencer Opal nodules.  98% of the nodules have multiple fire bands in them.  Some of the fire is in the very top layer, others down in between the White Opal layers typical of Spencer.  I have never cut Spencer, no idea how good of a find it is.  I ground 2 pieces down to the first fire band and find it difficult to gauge when to stop in the band because with the White Opal following band backing the fire layer it is hard to gauge how good it will be when backed and have I gotten rid of all of the White layer above the band?  Rick, I know you have cut a lot of Spencer and you are nice and local maybe I can buy you lunch if you want to swing by one day and look at the material and give me some tips.

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 on: November 20, 2019, 10:53:56 AM 
Started by fossilman - Last post by fossilman
Here are a few pieces of my Australian Opal.... One I think is from the Boulder mine.. The others are bone with Opal in it..



 


The bone...





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