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« Reply #75 on: March 03, 2013, 10:13:17 pm »

OK, this thread inspired me to go out and pull a few photos of orbicular cabs I've cut in the past. Here's a mexican lace showing orbs:



And another:



An Ocean Jasper:



An this is one probably nobody has seen before. It's a local stone, collected within sight of my home. The man who collected it is deceased, and all he would tell me about the location is that "You can see Ring Mountain" from the collecting area. He never had a name for the stuff, and I may be the only person who is cutting it, so I call it Ring Mountain Agate. It is chock full of tiny orbs in white, gold, pink, red and orange, some of it in nice gemmy colors. There is a slab of this in each of the prize packets I'm shipping out to the February winners of the Killer Cab and Killer Jewelry Contests. (in fact, this very slab is in one of those prize bundles.)





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« Reply #76 on: March 03, 2013, 10:16:08 pm »

 Nice rough and excellent cutting, very pleasant to look at.
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« Reply #77 on: March 26, 2013, 12:04:58 pm »



A slab of Guadalupe Poppy Jasper from California.

If you want some more poppy eye candy you can check out my page here:

http://www.zbestvalue.com/capoppyjasper.htm

Thomas Clark gave me permission to use some of his great photos.

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« Reply #78 on: March 26, 2013, 03:05:06 pm »

For a second there i thought you were  Thomas.  I was looking at the great map and where everything came from and i read about Robyn's Jasper and it said "a variety i discovered ......".  Whoa i know Thomas from buying lots of stone from him and most of my really good Morgan Hill Poppy and Stone Creek Jaspers.  So i thought you were Thomas till i got back to the forum and you said that Thomas let you use the info.  One of these days when i get back to work i will be going back to buy more from him.  He is a great guy and leads a tough life living on the beach in CA.

That pic of Guadulupe Poppy Jasper looks so much like the pic of a slab i got, that i will have to go look up the pic.  I swear its the same pic.  Did or do you sell on ebay?

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« Reply #79 on: March 26, 2013, 04:58:38 pm »

Yes I do sell on eBay under accounts zbestvalue and finegemdesigns.

It's possible you got a slab from the same rock as me. That would explain the similarities.
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« Reply #80 on: January 16, 2014, 02:58:52 pm »

Geez, there are some KILLER cabs and slabs with orbs on here. Very inspiring!! I hope you don't mind if I add a few cabs to the lot. These are from the last year or so. They are 1) K2 jasper. Very sweet material! 2) Luna Agate.  3) Not sure. Crazy Lace in Chocolate and cream colors? (anyone knows anything different please, let me know). I found two slabs of it at a flea market a couple years ago. 4) Luna Agate again.


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« Reply #81 on: January 16, 2014, 03:04:29 pm »

Those are all supper cabs! Really like the long Luna. Great shape and layout of the orbs! Eric(Ajo)
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« Reply #82 on: January 16, 2014, 03:54:28 pm »

Thanks Eric!! ")
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« Reply #83 on: January 18, 2014, 10:23:52 am »

Kool ones Tom.  Please post all you want.  There are still orbicular stones not represented here, and i probably even have a few more i could dig up. 

Crazy Lace does come in different colors and shades.  Some of my Koolest Crazy Lace is kind of monotone grays or tans and browns.

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« Reply #84 on: January 20, 2014, 05:43:37 am »

Kool ones Tom.  Please post all you want.  There are still orbicular stones not represented here, and i probably even have a few more i could dig up. 

Crazy Lace does come in different colors and shades.  Some of my Koolest Crazy Lace is kind of monotone grays or tans and browns.

Mark

Thanks Mark! Yep, I wasn't sure about the Crazy Lace ID. Thanks for the confirmation. It really is some of the prettiest Crazy Lace I've seen. Wish I could fine more. The man I bought it from said he has slabs scattered all around his shop, so fingers crossed, he may produce more of it one day! ")
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« Reply #85 on: January 20, 2014, 10:27:53 am »

Excellent stones , a real treat.
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« Reply #86 on: January 30, 2014, 03:02:42 pm »

Excellent stones , a real treat.

Thanks a million!  saved7
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« Reply #87 on: February 11, 2014, 07:34:54 am »

Great pictures and cabs ... thanks (a million) for posting them!
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« Reply #88 on: April 04, 2015, 10:58:35 am »

A cab I cut from one of the Old Paint Rock sites- The Strawberry Patch.

Hundreds of small spheres or orbs floating in pink agate.


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« Reply #89 on: April 04, 2015, 12:43:25 pm »

Paint Rock comes from Alabama right?  I remember buying a slab or two off of ebay years back but don't remember where it is. 

Maybe today i will find some more orbicular slabs to post.  I am really in the mood to dig into my rock boxes, though i have nothing left to slab or cab with, but i can take some pics.

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