little rocks into smaller rocks...Chalcedony, muscovite, jadeite
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    Dec 2007
    Tierra del Fuego
    Tesoro.Fisher.Garrett
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    little rocks into smaller rocks...Chalcedony, muscovite, jadeite

    These are mostly from the trip along California's coast, just the other day.
    I don't yet have anything fabulous like other posts here, but I'm trying to learn about this.
    My goal is to facet country rock, so it may be saleable...

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    This is a rock of chrysoprase, found in our local creekbed. It improved quite a bit after a slice with my tile saw! There is also a geode, some little jade bits, fossilized wood and some muscovite.

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    This is my Oak Tree cabachon... Looks pretty much like the tree I'm sitting under as I grind it!

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    I think this pendant is quartz/jasper?? and the lozenge shaped pendant is faux coprolite. LoL

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    Here's some of the chalcendony, a jade pentagon I'm grinding on and some petrified wood?

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    I'm thinking this is muscovite as it has cleavage that is not fibrous, or elastic as serpentinite should be.
    Any ideas?

    Thanks for looking,
    rmptr
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    us
    Oct 2007
    Chester County, PA
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    Re: little rocks into smaller rocks...Chalcedony, muscovite, jadeite

    Nice stuff! Looks like you had fun! It is a talent! I was looking for a local lapidary to work my emeralds from my NC trip. I found a club but the classes are a bit far for a weeknight. Hopefully, they will be moving closer when their lease is up as rumored.

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    Dec 2007
    Tierra del Fuego
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    Re: little rocks into smaller rocks...Chalcedony, muscovite, jadeite

    HI TT,

    Well, my tile saw works pretty good for slabbing.
    It's NOT a little one...
    It's a 12" Target with a 1 1/2hp motor I bought used in the old days for about $500 when I used to do a lot of tile work.

    Just NO work around, so I gotta find things to do with all these tools instead of letting 'em rust away!
    I need to make a rock-holding vise to use with it...

    HD sells some little tile saws that are in a table saw shape that work good for a trim saw... only $80

    Can, I think Goldfever does faceting, professionally
    You might post an ad in the wanted forum if you wish to hire out the work...

    Hope to build a horizontal lapping machine, soon.

    HH
    rmptr
    I am a pathological liar and a functional illiterate.

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    us
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    Re: little rocks into smaller rocks...Chalcedony, muscovite, jadeite

    Nice collection.....aa

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    Dec 2007
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    Re: little rocks into smaller rocks...Chalcedony, muscovite, jadeite

    Well thanks AA,

    I'm not even getting warmed up yet.

    If I got 1 talent, it's collecting junk!

    ...and rocks are EZ... they don't move very fast.


    YOU got the AWESOME looking rock!

    HH
    rmptr
    I am a pathological liar and a functional illiterate.

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    us
    Oct 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmptr View Post
    If I got 1 talent, it's collecting junk!

    ...and rocks are EZ... they don't move very fast.

    -HH
    rmptr
    lol, I might just have to quote that sometime

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    us
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    Nice oak tree cab. Good job on everything r

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    us
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    Looks that your bringing out the real beauty in those stones I enjoy the thought that your repurposing your tools and creating something enjoyable at the same time. *nods*
    Everyone Believes they have gold buried in the back yard... small wonder so few ever look for it.

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    Do you have any plans for these beautiful pendants?? As a wire wrapper I would love to get my hands on pendants like this that I can say where they came from and who cut them even! The rectangular red one with the green corner (Jasper I assume) is of particular interest to me. What size is it?

    These are great finds, thanks for sharing!

 

 

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