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Sandsave

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Conglomerate Hanksville
« on: November 10, 2018, 05:47:37 PM »

I probably shouldn't try to make spheres out of some of the material I run into while out rockhounding, but I'm always looking for usual material. This is collected south of Hanksville. This one kicked my butt had to stabilize twice! 3"

I call it White Dot Conglomerate look at the 3rd picture where did this pure white piece come from among the red, orange, yellow, brown etc.
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Re: Conglomerate Hanksville
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 06:14:36 PM »

Looks really close to the stuff here is Southern Nevada.

20180711_153300 by James Sloane, on Flickr
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Re: Conglomerate Hanksville
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2018, 07:31:35 PM »

Beautiful mix of colors.I was cutting  a very hard conglomerate from Mississippi today but the matrix also is odd.I looked it up and the matrix in the Miss stone is a mixture of ilmenite and specular hematite.
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Re: Conglomerate Hanksville
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2018, 10:54:39 AM »

Sorry it kicked your butt, but I'm glad you could save it.  It's really neat!
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Re: Conglomerate Hanksville
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2018, 10:59:34 AM »

That's a cool piece.  Are you using Opticon for stabilization?
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Re: Conglomerate Hanksville
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2018, 12:46:02 PM »

Looks like confetti. 
I like it, alot going on in that rock
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Re: Conglomerate Hanksville
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2018, 05:25:46 PM »

It started out with a bunch of voids, after I finished the rough stage 1,  I used epoxy and filled them in, and after the 400 rough stage, then put it back on the 400 rough cups then finished. I used your basic epoxy as I wasn't worried about the pattern. I did heat the rock up to around 200 degrees to help the epoxy seep in as it's thick.
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Re: Conglomerate Hanksville
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2018, 05:52:00 PM »

Very nice looking stuff!
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Re: Conglomerate Hanksville
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2018, 09:52:51 PM »

👍 sometimes you have fill the voids
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