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1  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Rough on the bench and slabs off the saw (general minerals board) / Re: Got my T-eggs on: April 10, 2016, 06:14:43 pm
Very nice!!! yes yes yes

Big enough to slab and cab.... dancer5 dancer5 dancer5
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 09, 2016, 10:59:43 pm
if you don't mind my asking, how big are they?

Craig
3  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Rough on the bench and slabs off the saw (general minerals board) / Re: Got my T-eggs on: April 08, 2016, 10:34:05 pm
looks like a great start!!!  yes yes yes

Craig
4  The Gathering / Our Place / Re: T-eggs from Tim Fisher/OreRockOn? on: April 04, 2016, 03:00:08 pm
Thanks Rocks2dust for the great diagram. Much better than my words!! 

Craig
5  The Gathering / Our Place / Re: T-eggs from Tim Fisher/OreRockOn? on: April 04, 2016, 12:26:10 am
Just from my experience and advice that I was given years ago (and it worked):
If you haven't cut Priday eggs before, and you can't tell wha'ts inside by an exposed seam or window, be sure to cut the Pridays through the crown. In other words, the ribs will form boxes  or crowns on two sides. By cutting  them down the middle on the long axis, you'll get better scenes exposed, rather than cutting the scene parellel with the horizon. And if it's a moss egg it won't hurt in case the moss is part of a scene.

Craig
6  The Gathering / Our Place / Re: T-eggs from Tim Fisher/OreRockOn? on: April 03, 2016, 12:32:57 pm
I personally think Tim is very honest and straightforward. I have purchased his DVD and an update, and his info was great.  He even offered to help me get the info into my GPS.
Although I should have, I have never ordered t-eggs from him.
The question with thundereggs is always what's inside. I have cut literally thousands over the years and several hundred Priday eggs. They are always an adventure.  My percentage has been pretty high, maybe 1/3, but I usually hi grade out of the piles/buckets at Richardsons Ranch or at Quartzsite. Moss is pretty common in them; pretty moss less so. Blue Bed eggs will also have stunning ocean scenes in them. Red Bed can have killer Red Moss. I am really intrigued by Pony Bed, but haven't cut any.
I veered away from T-eggs  a few years back and became enamored with agates and jaspers and cabbing, but not because it wasn't fun cutting great eggs and Pridays are great eggs. Got to admit I still love to hunt through a good pile of thundereggs...lol.

Hope this helps in some way.

Craig
7  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Rough on the bench and slabs off the saw (general minerals board) / Re: Slice of paradise... on: April 01, 2016, 10:50:40 pm
Stunning stone!!! Going to be hard to cut that one but maybe just a slab or two...hehe!

Craig
8  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Newest COPCO Agate Cab on: April 01, 2016, 03:11:20 pm
Very cool!!! yes yes yes

Craig
9  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Mineral Specimens / Re: Deer Creek Fire Agate on: April 01, 2016, 03:10:17 pm
Like a gold nugget!!

Just shine it up!!  yes yes yes

Craig

10  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Here are a few of my recent ones on: April 01, 2016, 03:07:42 pm
Nice!!!

That shattuckite is pretty cool, too!!

Craig
11  The Gathering / Contests and Competitions / Re: Killer Cabochon Contest Entries For March 2016 on: March 31, 2016, 07:33:07 pm
Wow  ura ura ura ura
These are all such great cabs!!!
Still a few hours left.

Craig
12  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Rough on the bench and slabs off the saw (general minerals board) / Re: Amethyst Sage variant? on: March 31, 2016, 12:10:47 pm
and a big one.  yippie

Craig
13  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Rough on the bench and slabs off the saw (general minerals board) / Re: Amethyst Sage variant? on: March 30, 2016, 11:54:00 pm
Amethyst Sage is pretty varied. I think without the purple it's been called Denio Dendritic. I've seen it all the way from red to tan, and the whiter portions shading to gray and black.  I think your material is right in there. As a matter of fact, I have two big chunks that are that same red/orange but with lavender stringers through it.

You've got some nice dendrites. too!

Craig
14  The Gathering / Contests and Competitions / Re: Killer Cabochon Contest Entries For March 2016 on: March 29, 2016, 09:24:05 pm
Outstanding cabs!!!
I need more than one vote this time!!!

Craig  yes yes yes yes yes yes
15  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 26, 2016, 10:49:03 pm
My guess would be Mad River Agate from Madagascar. I have slabs that could produce that cab.  Although it resembles Montana agate, the banding is more rare in Montanas.  I have also seen some India Black Skin agate with similar appearance.

Craig
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