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1  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Fascinating Facets / Re: Imahashi FAC8 faceting machine on: April 17, 2016, 04:33:25 pm
As already said and I must say the same. Two facetor friends  I know use them and would not cut on any other.
2  The Gathering / Our Place / Re: anybody know what this is on: April 08, 2016, 09:52:03 am
Yes, As already said Chiastolite variety of Andalusite.
3  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Do you know which country this is from ? on: March 27, 2016, 06:03:22 am
I have cut Indian Black skins, Some Mad River Agate and some from Oregon that could pass for each other and very highly resemble the stone you are showing.
4  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Can you identify these cabs? on: March 22, 2016, 07:28:13 am
Pretty sure 6 is a piece of Bruneau Jasper. I have have cut some nearly identical from my own hoard. That said it is not typical color or orb pattern but Bruneau does this once in a while.
5  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: AAA Scenic Owyhee Picture Jasper on: February 21, 2016, 04:47:13 pm
I so concur. The small ones often produce some killer scenes and pattern.

Sorry the tag on the second photo is wrong, both are Owyhee area
6  The Gathering / Introductions / Re: Hello from East Central Indiana on: February 18, 2016, 01:08:51 pm
Welcome from Ohio !
7  The Gathering / Introductions / Re: Hello from Eastern Ohio on: January 18, 2016, 07:54:58 am
Hey from Central Ohio. Earth Science Major at OU mid seventies.

Welcome aboard.
8  The Gathering / Our Place / Re: help to identify please on: January 16, 2016, 07:15:32 am
The University where I attended had one of these that we used to do thin sections on in geology. Yours appears to be mostley there.
9  The Gathering / Our Place / Re: The next generation... on: January 13, 2016, 04:09:26 pm
You are on the right track teaching.

I had no teacher , started at 5 a with sears rock tumbler, B & I horizontal cab unit by 10. Finished my G.G in Residence at GIA by 18. After 40 years in the business it went by like a hurricane- it's never too early.
10  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Rough on the bench and slabs off the saw (general minerals board) / Re: Guatemalan Jade - valuation? on: December 13, 2015, 06:43:36 pm
The Olmec Blue material I saw about 5 years ago was more of a grey blue and not real translucent.

That's a pretty nice piece of jade but - the color- not quite right.

Take a look at what some are calling Gonzales Blue

Hope this helps a little

Color can be a subjective thing- in some cases maybe a little imagination
11  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Snow day cabs on: December 13, 2015, 06:36:00 pm
All very nice- Polish Very Good- and layout.

However the Bigg's does it for me.
12  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Rough on the bench and slabs off the saw (general minerals board) / Re: Got a box of mixed slabs - do you recognize them? on: December 06, 2015, 08:19:35 pm
4 & 5 Cathedral Agate
13  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Rough on the bench and slabs off the saw (general minerals board) / Re: Montana agate slab and question on: December 06, 2015, 08:17:42 pm
I agree. Killer Slab you have there !!
14  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Dealing with undercutting in agate? on: December 04, 2015, 08:43:35 pm
My two favorite things to make polishing wheels out of- close grain wood or Phenolic Plastic. Simply charge with diamond compound.
15  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Rock Hounding Trips, Tips, and Pics / Re: Rockhounding In Florida Where! on: December 02, 2015, 07:20:40 pm
Can PM with some specific directions. Are you looking more cutting material or specimen?
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