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February 21, 2019, 10:14:21 pm
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« on: February 21, 2016, 07:56:37 am »

    Here is a butterfly pair from one of my best specimens of Original Owyhee Picture Jasper. This came from a 50 pound box of small chunks I purchased at an estate sale quite some time back. Sorry, it is all long gone.

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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2016, 07:58:37 am »

Wow - I want to jump in and cool off in that lake. Sweet specimen, thanks for sharing.

What are the dimensions in these?

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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2016, 09:10:25 am »

Almost unbelievable! What a scene,,,
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2016, 10:41:38 am »

Jeremy... about 3 x 2 1/2 inches. I have found small pieces of jasper and plume agates often contain the most beautiful scenes. While it can be tough getting many cabochons out of these small pieces there are benefits. You can cut them by hand on any trim or tile saw. You do not have to cut a ten inch piece that has two inches of hills and eight inches of grey on top. Very little waste and easy to cut.
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2016, 04:47:13 pm »

I so concur. The small ones often produce some killer scenes and pattern.

Sorry the tag on the second photo is wrong, both are Owyhee area


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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2016, 12:17:56 pm »

I keep photos of all my slabs and cabs. After they are gone I always say wow I wish I had more of that material left.
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2016, 04:49:18 pm »

    Both pieces are nice but bottom slab is different for Owyhee. Thank goodness for variety.
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« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2016, 09:29:22 pm »

Was that a pancake piece of rough that was cut parallel to the grain?
I just got 15 pounds of good grade owyhee and I'm wondering how you cut it.
I looked at Phillip's videos about cutting it parallel to get blossom patterns, but I am wondering how you cut it to get scenes.
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2016, 07:55:02 am »

I once did an experiment of cutting two pieces from the same stone at 90 degree angles to each other.  Both these are from the same chunk of Owyhee which was about the size of a baseball.
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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2016, 04:11:41 pm »

We have some limestone, really looking like that jasper, here in New Caledonia. I always try to cut both way, to see what I can get. Both your harts are very nice and you'd have missed one if not cutting the other way!!! Well done!
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