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Stonemon

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Trent in the LS 12
« on: January 28, 2018, 02:49:01 PM »

When I was cleaning up the farm where I grew up after my mother passed away, all of my fathers and grandfathers rocks were there. Tons and tons of them. I was not able to get all of them. I went for the stuff I suspected of being rare or worth my effort.
Yesterday, I grabbed a small chunk out of a bucket of Trent that had never been washed since being dug. I could not see any realgar on the piece.
I am getting ready to clean the rock snot out of my saw and figured I would slab a couple toxics before I filter the oil.
Here are the pieces that came off a 3"x2" triangle about 2" thick...
Shown in the order they came off the rough. Needless to say, I am happy with the unexpected quality of this stuff!
Photographed dry.
Bill
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Re: Trent in the LS 12
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2018, 03:14:48 PM »

    Nice stuff Bill.    yep, enough to make a guy envious
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Re: Trent in the LS 12
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2018, 03:48:06 PM »

 Excellent ! Have fun.
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Re: Trent in the LS 12
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2018, 04:21:36 PM »

It's nice to have piles of hidden treasures.  Beautiful material. 
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Re: Trent in the LS 12
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2018, 04:39:41 PM »

Oh man, those are going to be killer cabs!
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Re: Trent in the LS 12
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2018, 08:32:44 PM »

You have some great slabs there Bill plenty of cabbing on cold winters day
Dave
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Re: Trent in the LS 12
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2018, 12:49:39 AM »

Beautiful!
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Re: Trent in the LS 12
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2018, 06:44:49 AM »

Definitely worth keeping!
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Re: Trent in the LS 12
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2018, 10:38:47 AM »

Stonemon
Would you have enough of that material that you might want to
sell some?
I just posted on buy sell thread looking for some Trent
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Re: Trent in the LS 12
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2018, 06:16:22 PM »

Bill:  That is a great story, and I am happy for your find!  I too lost a grandparent and inherited his saw (he taught me lapidary when I was 12).  When I mucked out the (really old) kerosene that his generation used for coolant; I came across 3 slabs of Washington petrified wood that I had previously seen him put to use in one of his many amazing creations.  To this day, I treasure them for what they represent and have made multiple sets of cuff links for family members out of these slabs as an heirloom of sorts.  Certain rocks are off limits for a very good reason; they fuel our passion and tell a story of our lineage.
 
It would have been much cooler if they were Trent agate though!    :icon_salut:

Cheers.
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