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VegasJames

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Garnet amphibolite from Southern Nevada
« on: October 28, 2018, 11:46:47 AM »

113 by James Sloane, on Flickr

20160402_162552 by James Sloane, on Flickr
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Re: Garnet amphibolite from Southern Nevada
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2018, 11:59:22 AM »

I like it. We have lots of amphibolites here in northern Washington but none with garnets.
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Re: Garnet amphibolite from Southern Nevada
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2018, 12:40:54 PM »

I like it. We have lots of amphibolites here in northern Washington but none with garnets.

Garnet everything is abundant not far from here. I really like the amphibolite though. It is really easy to work with and I like the look. The gold sheen only shows in very bright light.
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Re: Garnet amphibolite from Southern Nevada
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2018, 08:05:45 PM »

I big piece of that would make a cool sphere
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Re: Garnet amphibolite from Southern Nevada
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2018, 09:01:08 PM »

I big piece of that would make a cool sphere

I have been cutting up a big 91 pound chunk of this but I don't make spheres. I agree it would look cool.
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Re: Garnet amphibolite from Southern Nevada
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2018, 05:00:44 AM »

You can send me a couple of cubes I can make one for you and keep one for me.
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Re: Garnet amphibolite from Southern Nevada
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2018, 06:42:57 AM »

That is really pretty stuff.  I would love to see that in a sphere.

Jhon is a master sphere maker.  You should take him up on the offer.  They will be beautiful!
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Re: Garnet amphibolite from Southern Nevada
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2018, 08:05:18 AM »

You can send me a couple of cubes I can make one for you and keep one for me.

I don't have a slab saw to cut them. I will have to take them down to the club and cut it up some more. Will do that as soon as I can.
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Re: Garnet amphibolite from Southern Nevada
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2018, 12:58:21 PM »

That would make an epic sphere under a powerful light to manifest the sheen effect.
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Re: Garnet amphibolite from Southern Nevada
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2018, 01:01:22 PM »

Just cut it so it will fit in a flat rate box. I can cut it the rest of the way. Bigger is always better.
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Re: Garnet amphibolite from Southern Nevada
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2018, 05:10:18 PM »

Just cut it so it will fit in a flat rate box. I can cut it the rest of the way. Bigger is always better.

Sounds good. I should be home in a few days to early next week. I can see about packing some pieces up then.
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Re: Garnet amphibolite from Southern Nevada
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2018, 12:55:06 AM »

Oh I didn't think you would be able to get sheen amphibolite with crystals in it, that's very neat.
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