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1  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Identification Inquiries / Re: ID Help needed on: March 03, 2016, 06:46:47 pm
Looks like some slabs that i have, but not sure that i ever really got a name with it.  Really nice little globules that look like chalcedony to me.  If i ever can figure where i got it, i will see if there was a name with it.  I actually think, that someone here sold it to me 4 or 5 years back.

Mark
2  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: new almost finsihed cabs on: March 03, 2016, 06:23:24 pm
Lookin really good.  That Willow Creek is hot!!!!!

Mark
3  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Unusual jasper need ID help on: March 03, 2016, 06:19:33 pm
Looks like Rose Eye Jasper covered by snow flakes.  Hard to see thru the white or whatever it is, but the pattern underneath looks like Rose Eye Jasper.  Check out the pics at this site and compare them to your stone:

https://www.google.com/search?q=rose+eye+jasper&oq=rose+eye+jasper&gs_l=serp.3..0.8181.14984.0.15281.9.9.0.0.0.0.188.974.5j4.9.0....0...1c.1.64.serp..0.9.970.L4C1AJG5Bog
4  The Gathering / Our Place / Re: Jool Tool on: March 02, 2016, 06:43:14 pm
I've seen the woman who either designed it, owns the company, or is just an actor, use it to cut cabs and polish them.  I think its more a finishing tool myself.  I wouldn't mind having one to do finish work, but am not sure how well it would work for heavy duty use in cabbing.

Mark
5  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Mineral Specimens / Re: Jasper from the Skokomish River area on: March 02, 2016, 06:38:55 pm
Great stone!  Wish i lived close by.

Mark
6  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Rough on the bench and slabs off the saw (general minerals board) / Re: Finally, some new affordeable material on: February 29, 2016, 05:57:12 pm
Great deal and kool looking stuff.

Mark
7  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Faceted malachite cabs on: February 29, 2016, 05:54:15 pm
Really nice!

Mark
8  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Discs, Wheels, Belts, Pads, and Polishing / Re: Problem with a DP galaxy wheel on: February 28, 2016, 07:42:53 pm
I would also contact DP.  In  the meantime, you should be able to at least find where it is across the wheel.  Take a slab  and don't move it with regards to the wheel, and push the flat end into the wheel and then locate the spot on the slab that is scratched.  Now you know where in the cross section the bad spot is.   Then you just spin the wheel by hand slowly and look for a blemish and if you find one, mark it and take the wheel off and look at the surface from the side of the wheel and hopefully will see it sticking up a bit higher than the rest of the wheel surface, that is unless its microscopically small and you can't see it with the naked eye.  If you can find it, you may be able to smooth it out.  But probably its best to contact DP and hopefully get a new wheel replacement.

Mark
9  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Mineral Specimens / Re: Help with ID Please on: February 28, 2016, 07:30:21 pm
Maybe some kind of Serpentine.
10  The Gathering / Our Place / Re: Saving the best for last on: December 27, 2015, 06:05:32 pm
Very kool Kurt.  Really like the shape.

Mark
11  Custom Designed Jewelry / Show Your Custom Jewelry Designing Photos / Re: A few new pieces on: December 27, 2015, 06:02:43 pm
Ditto on the really nice.  Picasso can have some really kool and eerie, scenes.  I have some small pieces that i have been holding onto for quite awhile and one of these days.

Mark
12  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: anyone recognize this now that it is cabbed? on: December 01, 2015, 07:37:50 pm
As usual, hard to tell from pics.  I have had chunks of Tiffany Stone that look like your chunk's twin and the cab also looks like Tiffany to me.  But it could be several other stones too.  If not purple and kind of drab, then its what is considered low grade Tiffany, but you can still get some really nice cabs out of it.  I was looking thru a bunch of pics of stones i have had over the years, and i have seen just about every color in Tiffany Stone.

Mark
13  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: brecciated Jasper-agate on: November 22, 2015, 04:54:19 pm
I bet.  I know that you can still collect stone in parts of New York City.  Now that would get some strange looks.
14  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: brecciated Jasper-agate on: November 22, 2015, 04:11:30 pm
Sweeeeeeet!  Nice agate or chalcedony that holds it all together.  What part of PA, like in the mountains?

Mark
15  The Gathering / Introductions / Re: New member, & new to forums on: November 22, 2015, 03:00:24 pm
Welcome Sherman, from beautiful Berkshires of Western MA, hopefully soon to be covered in snow.

Mark
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