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Sandsave

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Queenstone
« on: February 09, 2019, 05:45:02 PM »

3 1/2” Queenstone, this material is located in south central Utah, I made this one for a couple from our club. I have yellow feather Jasper I might get finished tomorrow for them also.
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Re: Queenstone
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 06:43:39 AM »

Interesting sphere.  I had never heard of queenstone before.  Cool rock!
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Re: Queenstone
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 08:03:51 AM »

There's a jasper named Queenstone found in the Owyhee area in Idaho.  I dug in that location many years ago.  It's a hard jasper similar to some of the other Owyhee materials but with pastel hues of pink/green/tan etc.  Nice sphere.
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Re: Queenstone
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 03:24:33 PM »

Yeah, Rick, that's what I thought of when I read Queenstone. Maybe from the same area as Vistaite or Belvadee? I can't remember, but might have an old article here somewhere that mentioned the Queenstone.

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Re: Queenstone
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 04:49:42 PM »

Vince, the area is a bit north of Graveyard Point, not far from the west side of the Snake River.  It's definitely in Idaho, not Oregon.  When I hounded there I had a nasty encounter. Someone had left  an old ammo box under a ledge.  I opened it and found a couple of very old sticks of dynamite that were beaded with nitro.  Scared the blazes out of me.  I recently read about a trip to dig Queenstone by the Boise club so I guess it's still producing.
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Re: Queenstone
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 05:47:00 PM »

how big are the rough pieces these are formed from? :dontknow:
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Re: Queenstone
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2019, 06:45:03 PM »

Highway 95? Marsing area? Found online references - one from a Boise club trip in 2010.

Wasn't the same thing I was thinking of. One reference did say Queenstone was mined extensively in the 50's-60's.

Thanks for the info!

Oh yeah, I'm really glad you didn't shake that box to figure out what was inside...!!!

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Re: Queenstone
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2019, 07:29:20 AM »

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Re: Queenstone
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2019, 08:49:41 AM »

Highway 95? Marsing area? Found online references - one from a Boise club trip in 2010.

Wasn't the same thing I was thinking of. One reference did say Queenstone was mined extensively in the 50's-60's.

Thanks for the info!

Oh yeah, I'm really glad you didn't shake that box to figure out what was inside...!!!

Yes, the Marsing area.  I couldn't think of the town's name when I posted.  And the time frame you mention is right.  I have only one not-so-great piece left and I'll try to remember to post an image later on. 
 
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