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March 21, 2019, 01:33:54 am
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« on: September 21, 2018, 09:15:17 pm »

Looking around for some interesting new slabs and rough.

I am not familiar with this Ocean Breeze from Oregon..
 
Is this a nice hard jasper like morrisonite and other real hard jaspers ?  And is that a bit of chromium up towards the top that I see ?

Has anyone cabbed this ?



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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2018, 10:50:34 am »

I picked up some of this from Jim Jeffery over in Prineville last June. I have seen some great cabs from it but have not yet cut any from the rough I purchased.
Maybe I will cut some today....
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2018, 12:34:37 pm »

I was not impressed with the material that I picked up. It's an ore conglomerate with a lot of metalic in it. Orange peel texture, lack luster colors. I'll pass on more.
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2018, 01:02:28 pm »


With it being from Black Butte Oregon area, I thought the metallic that I think I see in this might be marcasite since the area is known for marcasite.  I liked cabbing marcasite.

I do notice from the cabs found online that like you say Don, it lacks luster.. Very dull finish.

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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2018, 05:21:25 pm »


Cab I worked up from the rough I purchased. Was advertised as chatoyant and purple, was neither. I  think the stuff with the yellow and reds is probably better but I don't really care to find out.

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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2018, 07:22:14 pm »

Thanks for the pic Don..

I got a reply from the seller after I asked him if it was as hard as morrisonite and other hard jaspers.. He replied that it was at least as hard but less brittle.  Neither of which I can believe..
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