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« on: March 22, 2016, 11:24:32 am »

Hello. I'm Mac and started polishing rocks last November. My three-year-old granddaughter brought me several rocks "for my collection." I didn't have a rock collection, but when your granddaughter brings you rocks, you have to start one.

I decided to polish some rocks so I could share them with her, so I bought a double barrel Lortone tumbler. I'm on my fourth load and am learning. I sorted through my "polished" rocks yesterday and put about 3/4 of them back for more polishing, so I'm getting more particular.

I bought Modern Rock Tumbling by Steve Hart. Very good advice in that book.

I bought some rough iron pyrite and am unsure how to process it. The polished stones I've seen on line don't seem as pretty as the rough pyrite.  I'd appreciate any advice on how to improve rough iron pyrite.

Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2016, 11:48:45 am »

 welcome2 ...............to the............... chitchat ...................from New Mexico................. hatsoff
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2016, 01:27:47 pm »

welcome from Maine. My daughter was always bringing rocks home for us. Now she is a geologist. good of you to get involved.
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2016, 02:25:56 pm »

Welcome from Northwest Arkansas!
Pyrite is an absolute mess to cut and polish. It takes a light touch and can be pretty when it is part of a rock, like in the Bisbee turquoise.
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2016, 02:47:44 pm »

Welcome from Canada!

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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2016, 02:50:23 pm »

 welcome2 from Southern Oklahoma. Pull up a chair and join in the chitchat
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2016, 04:32:35 pm »

Welcome from southern New Mexico.
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2016, 05:30:28 pm »



          Glad to have you ,  yes pyrite is best as a specimen.   Oregon.
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2016, 12:38:24 am »

Thanks for the welcome and pyrite info. I think I'll not tumble it, just put it in my finished rocks. I'll share it with my grandchildren, who will love being "fooled."
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« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2016, 06:28:40 am »

Welcome from East Texas.
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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2020, 05:42:44 am »

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