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Diamond in the (Montana) rough...

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Talusman
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« on: November 14, 2015, 03:22:24 pm »

Bought 35 pounds of Montana rough off the auction site a while back... Turned out to be mostly junk. However, was cutting one of them tonight and found this little beauty  ura

Not bad for $1.70/pound.



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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2015, 04:58:32 pm »

That is nice. Looks like a shark.
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2015, 05:10:49 pm »

Wow! Look at all the iris effect! I know it doesn't show up unless it's backlit, but I still want some.

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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2015, 07:36:21 am »

The Montana moss is one of my favorites. Never know until you cut. That's awesome !!!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2015, 07:59:27 am »

Yup - needs to be cut thin, like ~1mm, at the right orientation, backlit, viewed at just the right angle, etc., etc. so not terribly useful for jewelry, but a neat specimen. Going to polish up some of the slabs today and maybe try to make a cab out of one.

Cheers!

-Jeremy

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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2015, 09:01:58 am »

Cut another this morning... Two for two! (this one has a wider band and more dendrite inclusions)



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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2015, 12:37:11 pm »

What a lucky find!
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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2015, 07:24:30 am »

We have a B I N G O!

 Nice Rock!
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