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April 25, 2019, 02:49:33 pm
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« on: February 05, 2019, 10:39:45 am »

Sorting 155lbs of Deer creek mine run:



The high grade:



first cut from the high grade:

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 10:41:32 am »

Even the non-high grade Deer Creek makes nice stones:



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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2019, 10:44:23 am »

Some slaughter mountain fire agate too:






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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2019, 10:48:40 am »

I was commissioned  to polish a couple fire agates on the matrix as specimens.

Slaughter mountain material:





Old stock Mexico:

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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2019, 12:08:09 pm »

Holy smokes Don !!  yes
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2019, 08:15:55 am »

Geeezzz  dancer5
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2019, 01:45:49 pm »

Nice.  What tool do you use to polish them on the Matrix?
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2019, 04:52:19 pm »

Nice.  What tool do you use to polish them on the Matrix?

I use diamond plated burrs and diamond paste with a rotary flex-shaft tool.
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2019, 02:16:20 pm »

Wow. Nice work.
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2019, 05:26:50 pm »

Wow, those are amazing!  Makes me want to dig out my fire agates and give them another try.
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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2019, 02:48:35 am »

Wow would love to get my hands on some material like that , Unfortunately not much of anything  to find in the UK
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