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Some Alaskan Tumbles
« on: November 23, 2015, 11:28:44 PM »

Blizzardstone - black grade

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Re: Some Alaskan Tumbles
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2015, 11:29:45 PM »

Agates

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Re: Some Alaskan Tumbles
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2015, 11:33:55 PM »

Jasper


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Re: Some Alaskan Tumbles
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2015, 05:16:23 AM »

How hard is the blizzard stone? On the right side of the second picture there is a jasper that looks like poppy jasper. could it be?
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Re: Some Alaskan Tumbles
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2015, 01:14:16 PM »

How hard is the blizzard stone? On the right side of the second picture there is a jasper that looks like poppy jasper. could it be?

Blizzardstone is a gabbro so it varies in hardness, but it was tumbled with agates so i'm guessing a minimum of 5. As for the jasper I guess you could call it a poppy jasper, its the only one I found like it thus far.

Blizzardstone is unique to AK or so they say, fairly common to find around here in the right areas.

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Re: Some Alaskan Tumbles
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2015, 06:28:34 PM »

We have lots of types of gabbro down here including similar ones to blizzard stone.
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Re: Some Alaskan Tumbles
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2015, 07:26:45 PM »

I have a slab of Blizzardstone that I bought from a guy from Alaska in Quartzsite a couple of years ago.  I haven't cut it yet, but it's really cool looking.  Guess it's about time for me to fish that slab out and try to cut it.   :icon_sunny:
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Re: Some Alaskan Tumbles
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2015, 12:44:05 AM »

We have lots of types of gabbro down here including similar ones to blizzard stone.

If its not magnetic its not the same.

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Re: Some Alaskan Tumbles
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2015, 12:44:57 AM »

I have a slab of Blizzardstone that I bought from a guy from Alaska in Quartzsite a couple of years ago.  I haven't cut it yet, but it's really cool looking.  Guess it's about time for me to fish that slab out and try to cut it.   :icon_sunny:

Was it Curvin Metzler?

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Re: Some Alaskan Tumbles
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2015, 06:23:24 AM »

It could have been.  Last name sound familiar, but it was a couple of years ago.  My memory doesn't go that far back!   :WEEEE:
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