General information about the Site

This lapidary and jewelry design community forum is dedicated to the novice, more experienced, and expert lapidaries and jewelry designers.

Forum cabochon in the Spotlight

Bob ( bobby1 ) shared this unknown druzy

Forum Jewelry Design in the Spotlight

John shared this beautiful pair of amethyst cufflinks

Forum Jewelry Design in the Spotlight

Mick B shared this stunning opal shell carving

Intarsias / Composites / Bead Making in the Spotlight

Kent shared this really nice Imperial Jasper pendant

Lapidary Related and Forum Member Shop Links

Brian Ababurko Silversmithing Classes / Rock Rollers Club

Dons Lapidary Arts

Idaho Rock Shop

Rare Rocks and Gems

Coyote Rainbow

Lightninghorse

Rocky Treasures

Talking Rocks

Fine Gem Designs

Idaho Rockman

Fine Woodwork and Lapidary

Darkstar Jewelry

DLC Gems

Teton Art Gallery

Art Cut Gems

Woman With A Torch

Lapidary Buy and Sell (Facebook Group)

Lapidary (Facebook Group)

Lapidary Equipment Marketplace (Facebook Group)


Lapidary / Gemstone Community Forum
January 16, 2019, 06:10:42 pm
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
  Home Help Search Login Register  

Need a ID

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Need a ID  (Read 363 times)
Sandsave
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 95


« on: February 15, 2016, 05:18:54 pm »

Found some more slabs from my recent purchase of an old collection I'm not sure what they might be called.
#1 no clue
#2 willow creek jasper???
#3 ??? Jasper
#4 agate???
#5 ????
There is so much cool material in the boxes that came with my saw every time I dig into one I find more cool stuff!
I should post some cabs I've made the wife.

Sandsave.


* image.jpeg (1637.86 KB, 2592x1936 - viewed 10 times.)

* image.jpeg (1349.9 KB, 2592x1936 - viewed 8 times.)

* image.jpeg (1550.58 KB, 2592x1936 - viewed 8 times.)

* image.jpeg (1202.09 KB, 2592x1936 - viewed 6 times.)

* image.jpeg (1622.43 KB, 2592x1936 - viewed 11 times.)
Report Spam   Logged

light house jack
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 261


« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2016, 07:06:06 pm »

Number 3, the green one, looks like epidote. Very common here in the Carolinas.
Report Spam   Logged

Debbie K
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1139


« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2016, 09:12:33 pm »

The second one looks like wonderstone or hickorite. How hard is it? There is a softer stone that looks like wonderstone, but my understanding that the true wonderstone is a jasper.

Debbie K
Report Spam   Logged
ileney
Full Member
***
Online Online

Posts: 202


« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2016, 06:02:29 am »

Yes, I was also thinking 2 is wonderstone because of the colors and pattern. The hickoryite I have seen doesn't have quite as many colors ( none of the yellow banding that this has), but maybe that is just the pieces I happen to have seen. I don't know what #1 is but it looks really interesting.
Report Spam   Logged
Sandsave
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 95


« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2016, 05:20:05 pm »

#3 sounds good as I have no clue. #2 is hard like jasper, I wish I had more slabs or rough of it to get a better idea.

Sandsave
Report Spam   Logged
ToTheSummit
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 908



« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2016, 05:43:08 pm »

If No2 is hard like a jasper as you say then I'd also go with wonderstone.

And No5 is fantastic whatever it is!
Report Spam   Logged

YOU invented the wheel, YOU push the damn thing! -Karl (thats me)
Sandsave
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 95


« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2016, 04:41:51 pm »

I have about 20 slabs I'm not for sure about. This is a pic of the bins I'm going through as you can see I have enough Jade to last ten life times. These I've gone through and are all Jade. I've been trading the Jade around locally for rough big enough make spheres out of. Everyone that's looked at says its top grade Jade although some are cut kinda thin.( I don't know crap about Jade) There's not really a sphere section so I haven't posted any pics of my spheres...

Sandsave


* image.jpeg (1965.48 KB, 2592x1936 - viewed 9 times.)
Report Spam   Logged
southerly
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1098



« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2016, 11:07:32 pm »

That is quite a stash of jade
Report Spam   Logged


Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
SMF For Free - Create your own Forum | Buy traffic for your forum/website

Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy