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« on: May 06, 2015, 11:49:19 pm »

I finished the grind stage on my 40 lb tumbler and while washing off the tumbling grit I found these three pieces of COPCO Agate. I set them aside so I could finish them by hand.

I ground the overburden off and sanded the one shown on the left down to the 400 grit stage.
It came our rather well so far don't you think?
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2015, 10:06:34 am »

Yes, I like it. Will finish up nice, it has a nice scene in it.  yes

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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2015, 12:28:45 pm »

Nice stones. I like the use of a tumbler and grinder in concert because you get to shape the stones a bit while retaining the water worn look of the tumbler.
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2015, 09:40:01 am »

Pretty cool. They will make some nice cabs.
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2015, 11:06:24 pm »

Nice Bob.... I just love it when my tumblers finish up and I can wash of the final polish and hold em and feel em and ......
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2015, 11:26:37 am »

I LOVE LOVE LOVE those.  I too would finish them out by hand and have a special design for them.  Man, those are beautiful!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2015, 11:35:36 am »

Sorry for posting again, but I can't get this COPCO agate out of my head.  Im not familiar with it, but I'm in love with it.  Where can I find some rough, or can I ask that question on the forum?  Is it found in the US or elsewhere?   
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2015, 10:27:01 pm »

COPCO Agate is found in far Northern California at the COPCO Reservoir. The reservoir belongs to the California Oregon Power Company (the origin of the word COPCO) and I'm sure it is off limits to collecting and has been so for many years. I find it at a few rockshops around the North West and in old collections.
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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2015, 09:47:38 am »

Those are nice.

Copco is one of those stones we old timers grew up with and wish we had picked up more and made bigger stashes.  About all that is seen of them today come from old collections and estates.
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2015, 10:55:04 am »

Well, I am going to keep my eyes open for those little babies.  Very nice and unique.  Now I have to add ANOTHER rock to my, "Got to get Some" list.  Thanks.  You have to post a pic if you finish one up by hand.   I bet they take a really nice shine.
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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2015, 11:22:30 am »

Here is a COPCO cab that I finished a while back.
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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2015, 12:29:01 pm »

A beauty!

I wish i had bought 10 times the slabs, rough, and specimens, I bought from just 10 to 15 years ago.  The specimens alone would have made me a rich man who could sit around and slab and cab all day.
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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2015, 11:27:41 pm »

BEAUTIFUL!   acamerashot
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« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2015, 07:02:59 pm »

Nice ,very unique.
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