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Title: 2019 Fire Agates
Post by: redrockrods on February 05, 2019, 10:39:45 am
Sorting 155lbs of Deer creek mine run:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7881/46027996485_752a15c5b2_b.jpg)

The high grade:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4902/46941823111_2f3551a9ba_o.jpg)

first cut from the high grade:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4868/46944475252_ab686df136_b.jpg)


Title: Re: 2019 Fire Agates
Post by: redrockrods on February 05, 2019, 10:41:32 am
Even the non-high grade Deer Creek makes nice stones:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4808/31999340577_9cc48c499a.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4912/46888154942_a7155dc9f5.jpg)


Title: Re: 2019 Fire Agates
Post by: redrockrods on February 05, 2019, 10:44:23 am
Some slaughter mountain fire agate too:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7820/46549328242_abd8b7b37e_b.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4823/32041458807_477f83bed4.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4898/46272112484_e92b74522a.jpg)


Title: Re: 2019 Fire Agates
Post by: redrockrods on February 05, 2019, 10:48:40 am
I was commissioned  to polish a couple fire agates on the matrix as specimens.

Slaughter mountain material:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7920/46601285821_27dd079b33.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7882/46549315252_457983c7bc.jpg)

Old stock Mexico:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7821/46851334001_f9b9d48b6b_b.jpg)


Title: Re: 2019 Fire Agates
Post by: Taogem on February 05, 2019, 12:08:09 pm
Holy smokes Don !!  yes16


Title: Re: 2019 Fire Agates
Post by: cabster on February 06, 2019, 08:15:55 am
Geeezzz  dancer27


Title: Re: 2019 Fire Agates
Post by: pctrunner on February 08, 2019, 01:45:49 pm
Nice.  What tool do you use to polish them on the Matrix?


Title: Re: 2019 Fire Agates
Post by: redrockrods on February 08, 2019, 04:52:19 pm
Nice.  What tool do you use to polish them on the Matrix?

I use diamond plated burrs and diamond paste with a rotary flex-shaft tool.


Title: Re: 2019 Fire Agates
Post by: pctrunner on February 09, 2019, 02:16:20 pm
Wow. Nice work.


Title: Re: 2019 Fire Agates
Post by: SSA on February 10, 2019, 05:26:50 pm
Wow, those are amazing!  Makes me want to dig out my fire agates and give them another try.


Title: Re: 2019 Fire Agates
Post by: Brightongemstones on February 13, 2019, 02:48:35 am
Wow would love to get my hands on some material like that , Unfortunately not much of anything  to find in the UK