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by wigglinrocks
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by Drummond Island Rocks
Aug 21, 2017 20:49:44 GMT -5
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by quartz
Aug 23, 2017 22:38:18 GMT -5
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by coloradocliff
Aug 24, 2017 1:30:30 GMT -5
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9,187 123,441 Fossil/cabs??
by coloradocliff
Aug 24, 2017 1:21:20 GMT -5
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4,292 52,124 Petoskey Stone/Turquoise
by wigglinrocks
Aug 23, 2017 22:14:57 GMT -5
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605 8,285 Beginner silver smith question
by rockjunquie
Aug 23, 2017 21:39:11 GMT -5
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260 3,557 Jade Necklace Pendant Mount Question
by gmitch067
Aug 20, 2017 9:38:38 GMT -5
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50 833 Heat treatment of Zircon
by lookatthat
Aug 22, 2017 8:43:32 GMT -5
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94 1,841 3 Head Sphere Machine - my observations
by Rockoonz
Aug 23, 2017 23:17:58 GMT -5

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by rockcat11
Aug 23, 2017 11:34:04 GMT -5
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12,176 129,318 Major Turquoise and Spencer Opal buy on credit today :-)
by amygdule
Aug 23, 2017 22:19:58 GMT -5
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by stardiamond
Aug 23, 2017 17:33:02 GMT -5
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948 13,485 Picked this up
by rockjunquie
Aug 23, 2017 22:23:05 GMT -5
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by drocknut
Aug 23, 2017 19:27:36 GMT -5
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1,451 19,242 My latest project - a rock name plate for my desk
by rockjunquie
Aug 22, 2017 14:59:57 GMT -5
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by kskid
Aug 23, 2017 22:52:20 GMT -5
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2,047 16,569 Unique agates from Racine, WI
by rockjunquie
Aug 23, 2017 22:15:29 GMT -5
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61 444 Rosetta stone vs crazy lace
by gemfeller
Aug 22, 2017 18:39:45 GMT -5
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776 7,013 What can I mark a rock off that is not water soluble but...
by Jugglerguy
Aug 19, 2017 15:03:02 GMT -5

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Aug 23, 2017 21:44:57 GMT -5
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Aug 23, 2017 8:59:29 GMT -5
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Aug 24, 2017 0:45:06 GMT -5
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980 9,202 Finding a mess of puddingstone lately.
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Aug 23, 2017 21:21:16 GMT -5
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1,206 9,346 Indonesian stones, $80 for 6 moss preformish cabs
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Aug 23, 2017 10:25:16 GMT -5
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coloradocliff: Sounds nice. You'll probably have lots of time to come up with the best method while your rocks are being processed. Good Luck Patrick. Aug 20, 2017 21:39:33 GMT -5
grandpapatrick: It's going to take me so long to learn how to process them that I had better have the best way to store them by then...next year... maybe about this month I think. (icon_think) Thanks for the encouragement! Aug 21, 2017 0:36:34 GMT -5
grandpapatrick: By the way, we have this kind of granite here is Arizona that is used as a decorative groundcover. The color in my back yard is sold as "Pink Coral." It comes in 3/4 in and smaller down to pebbles. I am going too try to make a necklace (yahoo) Aug 21, 2017 0:40:48 GMT -5 *
coloradocliff: Many of us here hound landscapes and landscape suppliers. I have a gravel pit across the river from me and hound Walmart and several liquor stores. Find some agates, drusy, banded iron, pretumbled quartz and an occasional jasper. Aug 21, 2017 3:08:26 GMT -5
Fossilman: Photos photos photos..................I use to hound the McDonald's parking lot in Sidney,MT for Montana agate also...LOL Aug 21, 2017 8:50:07 GMT -5
captbob: Where did Pandagem go - see she is a "Deleted Member". Thought she was doing well here. Aug 21, 2017 9:51:46 GMT -5
coloradocliff: She is a dear but had employment harassment issues. Bullying from a supervisor. Remember the thread she had to vent? Aug 21, 2017 10:39:54 GMT -5
captbob: Yeah, saw that - posts gone. Not sure what that had to do with leaving here. Seemed to like the rock tumbling. May be back someday. Fare Thee Well Pandagem Aug 21, 2017 11:31:40 GMT -5
coloradocliff: Know that she will read our posts and will remain a sister who will one day return. Come home when you can our Vulcan child. Aug 21, 2017 11:42:37 GMT -5
tbvet3: eclipse starting here in Livermore CO. Aug 21, 2017 12:11:50 GMT -5
coloradocliff: Yep Its been here for while in Western Colorado. Weird light. Aug 21, 2017 12:59:29 GMT -5
scott: Lingle, wy is a parling lot. Going.to take 5 hours to greeley Aug 21, 2017 15:38:33 GMT -5
tbvet3: Definitely a weird light. Kinda like looking thru gray glass. Aug 21, 2017 16:51:54 GMT -5
Fossilman: Seen Venus and Mars,plus a science jet circling the south side of the eclipse....Hope I got it all on video and print.. Aug 21, 2017 17:32:04 GMT -5
jakesrocks: Dozed off and slept through the whole damned eclipse. Aug 21, 2017 19:34:40 GMT -5
Wooferhound: Was watching the eclipse with some Lunar Girls, after it was over they wanted to go somewhere with some atmosphere. Aug 21, 2017 20:48:30 GMT -5
geezer: Just keep 'em away from Uranus! Aug 23, 2017 8:16:48 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Was that lunar girls, or lunar rovers? Bow-wow! Aug 23, 2017 10:21:31 GMT -5
Wooferhound: Whenever you come to a fork in the road . . . Take It ... Aug 23, 2017 10:22:57 GMT -5
amygdule: Stick a fork in it. Aug 23, 2017 22:39:52 GMT -5