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    Sep 2021
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    Mineralogy question from a woodworker

    Hey everybody, glad to have found your forum here. I'm a woodworker and use various crushed materials including soapstone as inlay substrate in some of my pieces, and I thought I'd venture out into the mineralogy world to see if I might find some advice. I'm in search of new color tones of the blue and green type but I'm unfamiliar with what minerals might be of use to me. Would you have any suggestions for what minerals I might take a look at for future potential color sources? Dark / solid hues tend not to work as well with the natural wood colors, but the medium hues certainly do. A material need not be as soft as soapstone to be useful, just crushable (if that's even a word).

    Thanks, I'm all ears!
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    Howdy Ron...welcome to the site..

    Blue and green? Have you considered turquoise?

    There are sites where different colored minerals are shown:


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    Welcome Ron to the forum

    Your woodworking sounds interesting, I'd be interested in seeing a picture of some of your work would.
    Is like a live river table type of work or just random setting of the material?
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    Aquamarine is light blue, very nice looking.
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    Welcome from S.E. Arkansas Ron.I,d like to see some of your work too.

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    living in the shadows of the worlds largest kyanite mine it's the first thing that came to mind. you can buy some on line .
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