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VegasJames

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"Parrot wing" silicated chrysocolla
« on: October 28, 2018, 03:11:00 PM »

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Re: "Parrot wing" silicated chrysocolla
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2018, 08:03:41 PM »

 That’s really cool looking
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Re: "Parrot wing" silicated chrysocolla
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2018, 06:49:49 AM »

Wow!  That is yummy!   :occasion14:
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Re: "Parrot wing" silicated chrysocolla
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2018, 04:10:34 PM »

very nice patterning on that, good mix of yellows. one of my favorite stones to cut
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Re: "Parrot wing" silicated chrysocolla
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2018, 03:42:28 PM »

Pretty amazing stone, don’t think I could bring myself to cu it!


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Re: "Parrot wing" silicated chrysocolla
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2018, 08:16:28 PM »

 :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

NICE!!!!! If you get tired of it, send it to me.  :drool:
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Re: "Parrot wing" silicated chrysocolla
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2019, 04:48:32 PM »

That's beautiful!!
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Re: "Parrot wing" silicated chrysocolla
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2019, 08:10:32 AM »

Beautiful stone, James.  I was just sitting here imagining how you will cut this stone, (if you do).  Do you use a thin kerf blade since the material is relatively soft, say softer than jasper?
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Re: "Parrot wing" silicated chrysocolla
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2019, 03:06:43 PM »

Beautiful stone, James.  I was just sitting here imagining how you will cut this stone, (if you do).  Do you use a thin kerf blade since the material is relatively soft, say softer than jasper?

I am leaving it at a specimen.

And it is far from soft. The name silicated chrysocolla is misleading since it is not really a chrysocolla. Silicated chrysocolla refers to chalcedony colored with copper salts. So it is considerably harder than true chrysocolla.
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Re: "Parrot wing" silicated chrysocolla
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2019, 02:05:34 AM »

Oooo thats very pretty, much better than average
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Re: "Parrot wing" silicated chrysocolla
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2019, 02:50:37 PM »

Great Color!
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Re: "Parrot wing" silicated chrysocolla
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2019, 09:22:09 PM »

Yowza! I'd have to cut a piece off the back if it was my only one. Maybe get cabs and a specimen to keep.

I always rationalize that by saying I'm just cutting a base on it so the specimen stands up better... .

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Re: "Parrot wing" silicated chrysocolla
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2019, 02:54:52 AM »

That's a gooder, cut it!!!   Yeh!!#
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