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Re: Inside a Nevada copper mine
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2018, 05:50:18 AM »

Better than not finding any in my book.   :icon_sunny:
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Re: Inside a Nevada copper mine
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2018, 07:27:32 AM »

Yes, but I have done considerably better working a different nearby mine. It just does not have the webbing. I will have to go play around this mine some more someday. I might get lucky with more digging and checking in the mine.
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Re: Inside a Nevada copper mine
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2018, 08:40:41 AM »

James, that is the real deal.  It is beautiful, and has the genuine look about it.  I hope you can find some more.   Good luck!!
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Re: Inside a Nevada copper mine
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2018, 09:34:01 AM »

I have been experimenting with the flaky Chrysocolla that falls apart. By finding seams and stabilizing it is possible to get some good stones.

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Re: Inside a Nevada copper mine
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2018, 10:07:43 AM »

Another type of what I call Chrys/Turq. is from a block of partialy Gem Chrys. with a layer of hard but some what brittle Turquoise on top. The strange thing about this material is it turns green when wet but back to blue when it dries.
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Re: Inside a Nevada copper mine
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2018, 04:40:07 PM »

I have been experimenting with the flaky Chrysocolla that falls apart. By finding seams and stabilizing it is possible to get some good stones.

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Makes beautiful cabs.
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Re: Inside a Nevada copper mine
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2018, 04:42:05 PM »

Another type of what I call Chrys/Turq. is from a block of partialy Gem Chrys. with a layer of hard but some what brittle Turquoise on top. The strange thing about this material is it turns green when wet but back to blue when it dries.

I get the same thing with my slightly chalky turquoise. It is primarily blue but with a light green cast. The green becomes more prominent when wet.
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Re: Inside a Nevada copper mine
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2018, 09:51:16 AM »

The top left cab has been dunked in water half way.
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