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Hi from Andalucia, Spain, I introduce myself

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« on: November 20, 2015, 07:02:54 am »

Hello friends carvers .

I introduce myself.
Material: very soft .
Height: my wife says I need to go on a diet .
Carat : I'm a diamond in the rough even for carving.
Source : natural, except Mondays I feel synthetic

I'm sure I'll learn a lot from the great masters there in this forum .
My English is not the best , but I'll go striving to improve it.

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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2015, 07:42:54 am »

Welcome from southern New Mexico.
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2015, 07:58:22 am »

 welcome2 ...........to the............ chitchat ..............from New Mexico................... hatsoff
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2015, 08:23:33 am »

 welcome2 from Southern Oklahoma. Pull up a chair and join in the chitchat
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2015, 08:33:39 am »

Hello from Yosemite. Got any andalusite to trade?
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2015, 08:45:13 am »

Welcome from South Dakota.

I spent many happy days exploring the streets of Sevilla.  How I wish I could do it all over again.

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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2015, 09:59:31 am »

 welcome from Maine. always impressed with carvers of stone
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2015, 02:55:04 pm »

Welcome from Canada!

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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2015, 09:32:42 pm »

Albertto:

Welcome from a fellow carver! Hope you will share pictures.

Your English is better than my Spanish: I can understand what you wrote!

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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2015, 02:09:40 pm »

Welcome Albertto.  Your English is fine and completely understandable. I'll second the Adalusite, on matrix and gem quality.

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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2015, 11:16:17 pm »

We have andalusite here in Mariposa County, Calif. I wanted some from Andalusia to compare.
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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2015, 03:37:02 am »

Hello friends, thank you very much for your kind welcome .
Andalucia really not andalusite gemstones are extracted. First minerals were identified in a nearby region called Extremadura.
Most andalusite ore have been found in my country are not gem quality .
Curiously, in the north of the country , in Santiago de Compostela , some units of the " lapis crucifer " or stone cross, which is extracted andalusite + quiastolita .
In Spain , the only deposits of gemstones are rose quartz, sphalerites of the best quality but mine already closed its danger, and a gem called jet "azabache", a type of fossilized coal, world class .
I'm not blessed with your gems variety of countries.

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« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2015, 11:26:51 am »

These are the kind of andalusite we have here. Is this similar to what you have?
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« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2015, 09:25:40 pm »

 Welcome!
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« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2015, 04:58:18 am »

These are the kind of andalusite we have here. Is this similar to what you have?


Hi Ranger.
Indeed , that is the stone " lapis crucifer " You have copies of good quality, with very well-defined cross.
Formerly they used to carry the pilgrims that made the road to Santiago , as an amulet, by the way of the cross.

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« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2015, 08:32:22 am »

At one site we can pick up "cross rocks" by the hundreds right in the middle of an unpaved road. Those are about 1 cm. In a few other places we can get them up to 5 cm. The larger ones usually don't have a very well defined cross.
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« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2015, 02:41:33 pm »

Welcome from central Arizona in U.S.! I'm happy to see someone else on the board is made of the same material I am. :)
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