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    Feb 2015
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    Junk pile art ,turquoise, relic feeders:)

    I've been having too much fun making these for an upcoming show Cripple Creek Turquoise! I have lots more feeders!
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    Really cool work.
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    us
    Feb 2008
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    I like turquoise, nice calming stone. So, you dug these out of a mine tailing pile?
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    I made these 3 years ago with junk from the junk pile, someone came into my store yesterday wanting more. I am about to make another batch, and a flower pot batch!!! They are fun to make! The local turquoise is fun to grind!

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    Feb 2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by diggingthe1 View Post
    I made these 3 years ago with junk from the junk pile, someone came into my store yesterday wanting more. I am about to make another batch, and a flower pot batch!!! They are fun to make! The local turquoise is fun to grind!
    Ok, so it must be your local turquoise.
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  6. #6

    Feb 2015
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    [QUOTE=Red_desert;6249926]Ok, so it must be your local turquoise.[/QUOTE
    Yes there are a few tailing piles and a few alleys paved with the tailings. I have traded with people for some nice pieces. I love stone. Cripple Creek turquoise has a lot of impurity’s which are nice.

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    Yes, I like color mixtures and inclusions.











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    Aug 2012
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    I had an opportunity to mine a bit of amazonite (microcline) at Divide Co. a few years ago. another nice blue/green stone.
    Is there still a lot of claim jumping there?

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    Feb 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacker View Post
    I had an opportunity to mine a bit of amazonite (microcline) at Divide Co. a few years ago. another nice blue/green stone.
    Is there still a lot of claim jumping there?

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    Yes, apparently people go into other peoples claims with backhoes and it is a hassle for the claim owners to sue. The boys and I are due for a bike ride through the roads around the claims we usually come home with a few keepers.

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    Feb 2015
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    Lots of places I used to go now are claimed up, but there is a lot of country that needs to be checked out. That Amazonite can be found all through the Tarryall range. You sure did a nice job setting that one!

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    Aug 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by diggingthe1 View Post
    Lots of places I used to go now are claimed up, but there is a lot of country that needs to be checked out. That Amazonite can be found all through the Tarryall range. You sure did a nice job setting that one!
    That would be the wife. I will cut slabs or rough something but after that she does the work. I have seen some nice jack knifes cut form wild rock. I could probably do that in some passing grade.
    Chop wood..Carry water

 

 

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