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James D. Farrow
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« on: April 03, 2016, 07:42:03 am »

We all know that there are numerous minerals and countless ways they
form but it is still amazing when a pattern forms that you would never
imagine could happen.

I got some Polychrome (Desert) Jasper and this piece was included.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v196/JamesDFarrow/Canada%20Goose.jpg

Canada Goose!

James
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2016, 07:46:21 am »

Ha - looks more like a snow goose to me 😋

Thanks for sharing!

-Jeremy
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2016, 07:51:50 am »

Yeah, maybe Snow Goose is better with the color.

Think I will just leave it as is. Was thinking about smoothing it out
but that's risky as I can't tell how far down the pattern goes. Could be
1/2" or maybe 1/16th". Could ruin it.

James
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2016, 07:14:17 am »

I know that feeling "I'm afraid I'll ruin the piece". , but a guy who taught me a lot about lapidary always said " Never fall in love with your stone", meaning don't be afraid to work on it to improve its shape, shine, or size to make it what you really want it to be.  If you love it too much you'll leave it with blems, or otherwise not as desirable to you as if you had work on it as much as you knew it should be.  I used to be afraid to keep tumbling and now I indeed keep going until I'm happy.  Tom 
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