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VegasJames

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Some new copper ore cabachons
« on: December 06, 2018, 10:32:10 PM »

20181125_135429 by James Sloane, on Flickr

20181205_151508 by James Sloane, on Flickr

20181205_151518 by James Sloane, on Flickr


My favorite:

20181205_151550 by James Sloane, on Flickr
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Re: Some new copper ore cabachons
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2018, 05:34:33 AM »

All beautiful.  I really like that first one,  The pattern on it looks like it was rolled on crinkled tin foil that was smoothed back out.  Really excellent cab.
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Re: Some new copper ore cabachons
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2018, 12:15:51 PM »

Is this a similar type? From AZ?
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Re: Some new copper ore cabachons
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2018, 05:39:02 PM »

Is this a similar type? From AZ?

Very similar. The brick red looks like cuprite or possibly siderite. The rest looks like mainly malachite with maybe a little dioptase and it loos like maybe a little turquoise in there.

I have no idea if that is from Arizona or not. Most likely it is either Arizona or Nevada.
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Re: Some new copper ore cabachons
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2018, 03:47:05 PM »

Beautiful, especially that first one! Might the stones in this photo be copper ore? Thank you.

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Re: Some new copper ore cabachons
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2018, 10:10:16 PM »

Looks more like a varscite or possibly even a turquoise. Both are related both being aluminum phosphates, but different coloring agents.
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Re: Some new copper ore cabachons
« Reply #6 on: Today at 07:59:05 AM »

Hi James:

All your CO cabs are beautiful, both design and color.  I really like to look at them.
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Re: Some new copper ore cabachons
« Reply #7 on: Today at 02:52:37 PM »

Hi James:

All your CO cabs are beautiful, both design and color.  I really like to look at them.

Thanks. I have a bunch more I will try to post when I get a chance. Many have to be finished up. I do large batches on the first three wheels then move everything over to the last three wheels.  So have a box load of cabs to be finished up.
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