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Cab Entries for August 16th through the 31st

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« on: August 16, 2009, 01:39:58 am »

Okedokey........ Let's see if we can have a smoker this go around !

For new members not familiar with how it works.

Ideally, we include a pic of the original slab, then a pic of the preform, and finally, the finished cab.

Feel free to share with us what ever you like about the mineral, and anything else you like.

Remember, this is all in fun. Just a little something we do together as a group. Sure, there is a cheesy slab that goes to the winner, but it is much more about just joining in and having some fun.

Cabbers bonding !  ;D

You can use any mineral, and any shape...

Don't forget to cast a vote for the last entries !

Have fun !  ;D

Winning slab is going to be this Obsidian  :)



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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2009, 11:34:06 am »

Hi George! Here is my entry. Finished it just last week. It's Spiderweb imperial jasper from mexico. Great material to work with. It polished like a dream. Polished on diamond wheels/genie. Final polish Linde "A". Thanks, Ajo/Eric.
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2009, 11:59:20 am »

Nice material Eric.

I have some of this red Spider Jasper.. Also had some really neat green Spider web a while back too.

Nice Jasper !

Ssshhhhh......... Don't tell us you did it last week  ;)

The idea is that the entries are cabs that we do during this two week period  :)

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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2009, 12:28:34 pm »

Oops! I mean,  I finished this Today!   :-X
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2009, 07:07:37 pm »

Lovely cab! So that's what that kind of jasper is... yay, another deck rock identified!
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2009, 05:53:00 pm »

Found a nice piece of green imperial jasper thak was so dark it was almost black at the bottom, and at the top it had this small light green section



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and the final..polished through 50K diamond belt and Holy Cow on leather..



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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2009, 07:29:26 pm »

What a beauty Jeff !

Nicely done and a great entry !
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2009, 08:09:01 pm »

My wife has an entry, but it being done without her knowledge. Charlotte makes near perfect cabs, once she feels the balance in the stone.I believe it to be some onyx.

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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2009, 08:19:20 pm »

I have one also. Except no before pics. Funny looking rock, it may be carrasite, or possibly some mozarkite.

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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2009, 10:27:53 pm »

Great entries !

Can't swear to it, but the first does remind me a bit of Dolomite.. The second one not so sure about it being Carrasite. Not familiar with a Mozarkite. Rings a bell though.. Maybe Mark mentioned it some time ago.. Could be wrong about that..

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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2009, 04:40:22 am »

I think its Tiffany Stone.  I am going by the colors, especially the very small brownish to orangish areas and some slight black marks.  I can pull out quite a few pieces of Tiffany that can match those colors in your slab.

Mozarkite is a really cool stone that you hardly ever see.  I have a few small slabs i cut off a small chunk, that I had to embed in concrete to get the saw blade to not slide off it.  I have made a cab or two off of it.  It is usually or mostly a pinkish to light red stone that often has a swirly pattern to it.  Found mostly or exclusively in Missouri.  I think its the state stone of Missouri.  If I had to compare it with something, I would think about flint or chert looking, but more with a Jasper texture.

I'll check and see if i have any pics around work to post for Mozarkize and Tiffany similar to the cab in question.

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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2009, 06:34:17 am »

My wifes is probably dolomite, you are right George. It just has the texture of some of the cave onyx we have picked up in road cuts. Mine,I'll be looking at my end cuts, but have cut some mozarkite that has looked like morrisonite or carrisite, except for the agaty areas in between the jasper. It could also be what is called Boley agate from southern Oklahoma, which is breciated.
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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2009, 05:58:34 pm »

I finally found the rock my cab came from. I truly believe it to be Mozarkite. We found it a couple of summers ago, while road hunting for rock around Lincoln, MO. I remember taking in to the club last year before our field trip to the fee mining area there, (of which I found nothing of the same quality). Also, it is a nodule, as compared to morrisonite or carrisite looking like a seam agate, which was confirmed by the post by Phillip S. about morrisonite. By the way Phillip is laid up following surgery, and was apologitic in an email about backing off on a sale.
Will try and slab some mozarkite for you all, and post it.
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« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2009, 06:21:06 pm »

I thought from the color and the brecciation, that it was very similar to some of my Tiffany Stone.  I didn't think that it was pink enough or swirly like most Mozarkite I have seen.  But if you got it in Missouri, its probably Mozarkite and not Tiffany, as it comes from the Wells Brushman Mine of UT or NV, I forget  I have been looking at a 3 lb chunk of Mozarkite and thinking how many slabs i could get from it.  Mozarkite is one of those stones that you don't see that often and makes really nice cabs.  The brecciated nature of the cab is what really attracts me, I love the 3D quality.  Nice cab and lucky you to have found the rough yourself.  That makes it that much more special. 

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« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2009, 08:43:05 pm »

AAA Grade Willow Creek Jasper........all cracks,seams, completelyhealed and solid...no Opticon used nor needed......simply sweet!!

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