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1  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Rough on the bench and slabs off the saw (general minerals board) / Re: Anyone Work with White Quartz? on: April 22, 2016, 10:15:08 am
The material I have looks just like low-grade rose quartz, except it's white.  It was easy to cab.
2  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Rough on the bench and slabs off the saw (general minerals board) / Re: Got my T-eggs on: April 21, 2016, 02:38:40 pm
Jeremy,  You've got some beautiful eggs there!  It inspires me to dig out my box of Richardson's Ranch eggs and do some more cutting.  My partner and I call those moss eggs from Richardson's like you show "curtain moss", because some of it looks just like the old cotton lace curtains. 
3  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Rough on the bench and slabs off the saw (general minerals board) / Re: Any clue as to what this is? Coprolite? Youngite? on: April 12, 2016, 02:41:44 pm
Could you post another pic or two of the exterior. Coprolite comes in a lot of sizes and shape. Now granted, 20 pounds is a lot of s..., but a turd is a turd and dinosaurs were big. I am not certain that there is a given "normal" for the interiors of Dino Poop but the outside looks possible. cool posting

Here are a couple more pics.  The chunk is still in the saw vise.

With tape measure for size.  It was 4 or 5 inches longer before I cut the slabs.  Sort of like a gnarly loaf of bread:


From the back:


Another from the top;


Thanks for any help.


4  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Rough on the bench and slabs off the saw (general minerals board) / Any clue as to what this is? Coprolite? Youngite? on: April 11, 2016, 04:10:10 pm
Hi all,

My buddy was over last week and we picked a rock out of the rock pile and cut it.  It weighed about 15 or 20 pounds before cutting.  It was purchased 20 or so years ago in an estate.  Neither one of us knew what it was.  Can anybody ID it?







Thanks for looking!
5  Creative Stone Works / Moderator, Michael Hoover / Intarsias / Commesso, and Composite Type Cabs / Tutorials / Re: How to make domed intarsia cabochons on: March 20, 2016, 09:12:34 pm
   Love this piece. Can you give the facts on it? What is the center stone, who made it?????  I dream of pieces like that center stone....  neal

Neal, thanks for your comment.  Yes I like the pastel colors and dendrites in the center stone too.  Unfortunately I can't tell you what the center piece is - I got a slab of it out of a small estate.  It is a dendritic jasper of some sort.  I made the composite cab.  The inner frame is basanite.  The second frame is polka dot.  The outer frame is petrified wood.
6  Creative Stone Works / Moderator, Michael Hoover / Intarsias / Commesso, and Composite Type Cabs / Tutorials / Re: How to make domed intarsia cabochons on: March 19, 2016, 10:20:35 pm
Is there any way to retrieve this information? Ron had a way of doing this that was simple and unique. We can no longer get this information from Ron. Can anyone fix the link? 

Martha,  People have been trying to get Ron's link for years - no luck.  I finally made a PowerPoint presentation which is way too big to send over the internet.  I did convert it to a smaller PDF that I can email out.  PM me if you want it.  It shows how I made this one:

7  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Mineral Specimens / Re: Jasper from the Skokomish River area on: March 02, 2016, 06:19:42 pm
Thanks Michael.  Do you have climbing gear?  If so, I'll keep you in mind when the weather warms up a little.
8  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Mineral Specimens / Re: Jasper from the Skokomish River area on: March 02, 2016, 06:00:59 pm
Wow - those are sweet! I assume this was in-situ and not float? Go back and get more!  ura

-Jeremy
Thanks Jeremy.  It came from a fairly large vein, but I won't go back until the weather warms up.  By the time I got back to the truck my hands were so cold/numb that I couldn't get the keys out of my jeans pocket for about 5 minutes.
9  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Mineral Specimens / Jasper from the Skokomish River area on: March 02, 2016, 03:05:05 pm
Found some interesting chunks of jasper near the Skokomish River, up on a cliff face.  I'm glad the rope held or I wouldn't be posting these:

Slabs dry (the black lines are healed fractures).  Most of it seemed pretty solid:



Slabs wet:




Thanks for looking.

10  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Mineral Specimens / Maury Mountain float on: March 02, 2016, 12:31:32 pm
My partner found this piece of float the last time we went to Maury Mountain.  Slab showing both sides.




11  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Mineral Specimens / Re: What Kind of Agate is This? on: February 13, 2016, 10:42:48 am
Chunks or chips of Natural Brazilian Agate.  This would be my guess, since that is what the seller says on his listing.
12  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Couple graveyard on: December 05, 2015, 12:36:31 pm
Those are nice Gravies!  Love the pink in them.
13  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Rough on the bench and slabs off the saw (general minerals board) / Re: Black Jade on: December 03, 2015, 11:23:18 pm
As mentioned, the black jade is getting kind of pricey.  I walked around on the beach a few months ago and picked up some of the black rock that looked like it would take a polish, then brought it home and checked it out.  It worked up pretty good for the price.  Here are the pieces I picked up and a pendant I made from one of them.

 

You might want to walk around on the beach and save a little money.  yippie  My 2 daughters and wife all got a pendant as a souvenir from the beach cabins we were staying in & they loved them.
14  Custom Designed Jewelry / Show Your Custom Jewelry Designing Photos / Re: Silver/Moss Agate on: December 03, 2015, 07:31:50 pm
Beautiful creation!  Do you know where the stone is from?
15  Custom Designed Jewelry / Show Your Custom Jewelry Designing Photos / Re: Three wraps today on: December 03, 2015, 07:25:27 pm
All very nice Grant!  That amethyst really pops - must be REALLY dark to show like that on a white background.
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