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Steel and Stone
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« on: June 05, 2010, 12:23:15 pm »

Here are two cabs I just finished from some new material I traded boulder opal for. Now I have to go slab up some of the purple. This stuff cabs like a dream and takes a great polish.






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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010, 02:14:08 pm »

REally sharp, interesting looking cabs.
Lets see if when you have made it into a pendant, Phillip, please:)
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2010, 02:29:36 pm »

Boy, that is sure pretty !
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2010, 02:43:29 pm »

Philip, you tempted me one too many times.  Just ordered some of the blue and some of the purple.  It's just amazing looking.
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2010, 03:10:53 pm »

Philip, you tempted me one too many times.  Just ordered some of the blue and some of the purple.  It's just amazing looking.

Sorry about that. Where did you order it from?
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2010, 06:00:24 am »

Gorgeous!  I wish I had a few cabs of this stuff to use in wrapping!   yes
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2010, 08:53:59 am »

Philip, you tempted me one too many times.  Just ordered some of the blue and some of the purple.  It's just amazing looking.

Sorry about that. Where did you order it from?

Ordered it from Mijo730 Opals and Orchids.
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2010, 03:44:50 pm »

I have bought stones from both of those sellers SmilingHeart.
They do a good job of telling you what exactly you are getting and fast shippers and great prices.
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2010, 04:42:30 pm »

I have bought stones from both of those sellers SmilingHeart.
They do a good job of telling you what exactly you are getting and fast shippers and great prices.


Glad to hear that, Sara.  Can't wait to get it.
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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2010, 10:11:47 pm »

I checked them out and they have some really nice stuff. Darn that stuff is exspensive to buy by the slab. Hope your slabs turns out to be great.
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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2010, 12:27:51 am »

what is the material in the seams? nice looking material.
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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2010, 07:27:45 pm »

mojave turquoise , is not turquoise.... its faux....  Prettty stuff anyway.

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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2010, 07:16:38 pm »

Beautiful faux material.   yes  What site did you buy the slabs from?  I'm curious as to the size of slabs available. 
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« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2010, 11:21:40 pm »

mojave turquoise , is not turquoise.... its faux....  Prettty stuff anyway.

mary ann

From what the gentleman told me and all the info I found, it is real turquoise , low grade of course and it is inpregnated with resins and dye, and somehow the bronze is added to the mix. Then is fromed into a block.

Here is some info straight from thunderbird supplies website.

Many people are surprised to learn that only about 25% of turquoise is usable or desirable in its natural, untreated form. Most untreated turquoise is a fragile, porous stone with a tendency to undergo changes in color when exposed to light, perspiration, oils, and detergents. While turquoise is hard enough to be considered a gemstone, it is comparatively soft. The following are various treatments done to turquoise to keep it from fading or crumbling.

Stabilized
Impregnated with acrylic or epoxy to harden the stone and enhance the color. Stabilized turquoise will not change color over time.
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« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2010, 11:24:35 pm »

Beautiful faux material.   yes  What site did you buy the slabs from?  I'm curious as to the size of slabs available. 

I traded some boulder opal for it with a gentleman that had some. The seller thewrightthings listed has some nice stuff for sale.
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