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Found a Nice Chunk of Mexican Crazy Lace

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« on: September 28, 2018, 07:35:19 am »

Just over five pounds and 6" X 61/4" X 3"

 acamerashot   Will make a few nice slabs and cabs for sure !





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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2018, 04:30:41 pm »

Mexican crazy lace and laguna lace pose a personal problem for me. I love to possess them but can't stand to cut them. The first rock I ever bought was a beautiful (to me) slab of what was then called Mexican lace but is now, for some reason, called laguna. I paid 4 dollars about 50 years ago for it, and I still haven't cut it; it's just too pretty just the way it is. That $4 represented about 4 months allowance to me at the time, a heck of a lot of money for a kid.

I finally refused to buy anymore about a month ago; I have a container of nothing but lace that I can barely pick up. I think I really need to stop hoarding rocks.

I'm just glad I never got started on Fairburns or Lake Superior agates, and so far have managed to control myself with jasper. The trouble is, the next one is always prettier....

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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2018, 09:18:46 pm »

The first rock I ever bought was a beautiful (to me) slab of what was then called Mexican lace but is now, for some reason, called laguna.

It is confusing, but Laguna is a "type of" Mexican Lace, yet both are found at different locations.

Love your story about not being able to cut into any of yours. Maybe you can consider polishing some of those slabs. Bet they would look great as display pieces !
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 09:20:46 pm »

Well this chunk turned out to be complete garbage...

 crackthewhip   Cracked, porous, and completely unusable..


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