Welcome to RTH!

Board Threads Posts Last Post
No New Posts Introduce Yourself - 2 Viewing

Newcomers of all experience levels are welcome here. Please take a minute to say hi so we can begin to get to know you

1,684 18,575 Hi
by alikat218
Oct 18, 2017 9:52:56 GMT -5
No New Posts New to the Forum - 1 Viewing

If you are new to the forum and unsure where to begin - please start here. Please be sure to read the pinned thread "The Best Way to Search. Please participate in the various member surveys that may be active in this area.

22 534 Welcome noobies - Tell us where you are from.
by alikat218
Oct 18, 2017 15:40:49 GMT -5
No New Posts Board related discussions, testing, and technical help

Board related discussions, post spam reports or test posts, or any technical issues that we can help you get sorted out. Guests are allowed to post in this area.

517 5,202 RockShow Gallery V1.4 (released) Bug report/feature requests
by Wooferhound
Oct 18, 2017 5:57:11 GMT -5

Lapidary Discussion Topics

Board Threads Posts Last Post
No New Posts Rock Tumbling - 4 Viewing

Rock tumbling discussion topics including rotary or vibe methods, recipes, grits, cleanup, etc. Get help from world class rock tumbling experts

3,595 42,148 26 hour Fluorite success in progress
by jamesp
Oct 18, 2017 20:17:34 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 3 Viewing

Show off your latest batch of tumbles, or post photos of all things related to rock tumbling

2,783 36,831 Prarie Agate/Jasper
by alikat218
Oct 17, 2017 23:20:00 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 6 Viewing

All things related to creating cabochons, including photos of your latest masterpieces, works in progress, or requests for advice

9,251 124,396 October preforms...
by Sabre52
Oct 18, 2017 16:56:48 GMT -5
No New Posts Wire Wrapping - 2 Viewing

Show off your latest creative use of wire, or get advice on all things related to wire wrapping

4,314 52,507 2017- Roaming Wire VIII FUN
by rockjunquie
Oct 18, 2017 17:57:37 GMT -5
No New Posts Metal Smithing - 3 Viewing

Discussions and photos related to the art of metal smithing with silver, gold, or any other metals

614 8,420 Tools Of The Trade Qualty
by TheRock
Oct 18, 2017 20:23:04 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving

Discussions and photos related to the carving of rocks including tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

264 3,600 Blues and Greens
by jamesp
Oct 17, 2017 13:17:12 GMT -5
No New Posts Faceting, Gem Cutting, and Gemstones - 1 Viewing

Discussions and photos related to gemstones and faceting including specimens, tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

52 892 The Facetier
by 1dave
Oct 17, 2017 6:42:32 GMT -5
No New Posts Sphere Making

Discussion and photos of all things related to the art of sphere making, including techniques, equipment, and showing off your finished specimens

98 1,955 Well, check out my Craigslist find...
by NDK
Oct 18, 2017 16:21:02 GMT -5

Additional Rock Related Topics

Board Threads Posts Last Post
No New Posts Lapidary DIY Articles and Tutorials - 3 Viewing

Sub-boards: Rock Tumbling Articles and Tutorials, Creating Cabochons Articles and Tutorials, Wire Wrapping Articles and Tutorials, Metal Smithing Articles and Tutorials, Geology 101 Articles, Archaeology and Artifacts, Other Articles and Tutorials

159 3,699 Mega Tsunami From Hawaii?
by fishnpinball
Oct 10, 2017 17:55:14 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board - 12 Viewing

All things rock related that don't really seem to fit into a specific category.

12,212 129,718 Herkimer Diamond Fire
by spiritstone
Oct 17, 2017 18:41:44 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 2 Viewing

We want to see your rock slabs, fresh off the saw. Saws, blades, maintenance, refurbishing, or just cutting rocks in general

5,127 53,016 Not a good day for my saw
by meviva
Oct 17, 2017 17:30:14 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Equipment - 3 Viewing

Equipment related discussions including repairs, maintenance, refurbishing vintage equipment, or show us your home made equipment projects.

979 13,988 Belt sander
by NDK
Oct 18, 2017 16:27:32 GMT -5
No New Posts Specimen Photos

Show us your specimen pieces, polished or not. Slabs or thunder-eggs or any other rock related item destined for a display case because it is just too beautiful or too important to cut up

2,689 29,744 Strange agate
by alikat218
Oct 18, 2017 10:26:50 GMT -5
No New Posts Creations - 2 Viewing

Show us your creations or projects in progress, from stone or metal or any other material that exercises your creativity

1,456 19,270 Stone and Metal Intarsia Pendant
by jamesp
Oct 15, 2017 15:42:30 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts

Discussions and photos of all things related to fossils and ancient human artifacts

938 10,292 What is this?
by fossilpeeps
Oct 17, 2017 12:43:42 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification - 1 Viewing

Get help identifying your rocks and specimens

2,099 17,112 Scheelite??
by alikat218
Oct 18, 2017 12:40:13 GMT -5
No New Posts Glossary of Terms

Terms used in rock and lapidary related discussions.

61 443 Rosetta stone vs crazy lace
by jamesp
Sept 2, 2017 7:06:19 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Tips - 2 Viewing

Direct and to the point hints and tips - tried and tested.

780 7,043 Septarian Nodule Stabilization
by tbvet3
Oct 8, 2017 14:55:21 GMT -5

Member Community Pages

Board Threads Posts Last Post
No New Posts Member Photography - 6 Viewing

A place for posting all of those pictures that don't quite fit into any of the other categories - vacations, puppies, etc.

9,617 132,738 Rocks and Ruins - SE Utah
by Win
Oct 17, 2017 7:33:11 GMT -5
No New Posts Competition and Fun Contests

Competitions and Fun Contests

618 19,545 October FCC
by orrum
Oct 17, 2017 19:17:52 GMT -5
No New Posts Rockhounding Reports, Trips and Shows - 1 Viewing

Organize a field trip, advertise a show, or write up a trip report with pictures for all of us to enjoy

1,272 16,840 Coral exploration trip day 4
by captbob
Oct 17, 2017 9:14:02 GMT -5
No New Posts Location Location Location - 4 Viewing

List locations where rockhounds can find good material, or request location information before your next trip

990 9,324 Any good spots within 1 hour of San Jose/Fremont?
by ubermenehune
Oct 18, 2017 17:23:48 GMT -5
No New Posts Vendor Reviews and advice - 3 Viewing

Leave a helpful review for a vendor or request information or recommendations on which vendor to choose

1,211 9,462 good sources of tumble material
by Sabre52
Oct 15, 2017 7:44:26 GMT -5
No New Posts RTH Marketplace, Buy Sell Trade - 4 Viewing

Members in good standing (and 100+ forum posts) are welcome to sell or trade rocks or lapidary equipment. Buyer beware section - please read the pinned guidelines post before you participate in any transaction.

3,997 32,064 Have three ammonite fossil cabs..../ SOLD !!!!!!
by Tommy
Oct 18, 2017 20:23:47 GMT -5
No New Posts Life, the Universe, and Everything Else - 7 Viewing

Sub-board: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else

10,739 131,181 Are you a Republican, a Democrat, or a Southerner?
by radio
Oct 18, 2017 19:38:47 GMT -5
No New Posts RTH Auction Archives (locked)

RTH Auction Archives (locked)

41 1,467 Auction #2. 130 carats of Turquoise cabochons ENDED
by radio
Mar 8, 2017 18:45:37 GMT -5


New Posts New Posts No New Posts No New Posts

Forum Information & Statistics

Board Statistics
Threads and Posts
Total Threads: 78,289      Total Posts: 937,453
Last Updated: Have three ammonite fossil cabs..../ SOLD !!!!!! by Tommy (Oct 18, 2017 20:23:47 GMT -5)
Recent Threads - Recent Posts - RSS Feed
Total Members: 8,863
Newest Member: jenbo
Most Users Online: 486 (Sept 5, 2013 7:07:24 GMT -5)
View today's birthdays
Members Online
Users Online
0 Staff, 14 Members, 89 Guests.
aDave, wigglinrocks, barclay, chip101, spiceman, meviva, Luminin, ubermenehune, timm, fishnpinball, TheRock, jamesp, droseraguy, <'))))>< Fish
24 Hours
Users Online in the Last 24 Hours
1 Staff, 138 Members, 1,747 Guests.
gmitch067, HankRocks, reefandrockgirl, Sabre52, Fossilman, zrock1, Thunder69, fireforged, goatgrinder, bobby1, radio, youp50, woodman, 1dave, MrMike, rockdunker, grumpybill, vegasjames, Jugglerguy, ryan, snuffy, kk, Banjocreek, mrzulu, bmw2002, NDK, QuailRiver, MrP, dakotabirder, gemfeller, hummingbirdstones, Drummond Island Rocks, fernwood, fantastic5, toiv0, inbtb, Mark K, utdigger, Wooferhound, unclesoska, orrum, socalagatehound, rockcat11, deedolce, zapins, jenbo, broseph82, manofglass, alikat218, Donnie's Rocky Treasures, Don, sammygator, phil, cccbock, doublet83, captbob, janders, melhill1659, zarguy, oregon, Bluesky78987, bills, shotgunner, nemesis21, Good Earth, minerken, kevin24018, darter, braders, Peruano, fishenman, ., carcosa, jgrocks, loot, quartz, timd, amyk, grahamtimmer, nowyo, Win, wendysrockpile, Old Hickory, adrian65, spicemen, illusionist, cabjunky, chassroc, cardiobill, Toad, AzRockGeek, roy, notjustone, krazydiamond, luvtogrow, sanches, sphereguy, fossilpeeps, victor1941, tkvancil , and 25 more...


captbob: Check out page 3 of the - In disbelief. Check out 32 hour progress w/pumice slurry - thread. You will see why!

Oct 14, 2017 8:15:44 GMT -5
jamesp: LOL Oct 14, 2017 12:28:40 GMT -5
jamesp: Garage Rocker dun it again Oct 14, 2017 12:29:43 GMT -5
1dave: "Garage Rocker dun it again" no need to brag when you are the best. Oct 14, 2017 21:43:25 GMT -5
jamesp: Garage Rocker - Your skills are being requested for Halloween make ups Oct 15, 2017 7:36:27 GMT -5
1dave: When you've got it, FLAUNT IT! Oct 15, 2017 10:26:07 GMT -5
fishnpinball: What do you mean Halloween? If he could improve my general appearance that much it would be a miracle. Oct 15, 2017 17:06:51 GMT -5
Garage Rocker: I had many mother's ask the same, . Forget the children or dad...just take care of momma's crows feet in family pic. (sorry) Oct 16, 2017 10:58:05 GMT -5 *
geezer: A picture is worth a thousand words, and everyone of them is a lie. Oct 18, 2017 6:53:53 GMT -5
geezer: I miss processing B&W film! :( Oct 18, 2017 6:54:31 GMT -5
Wooferhound: I was processing Black and White 8mm movies in my bathroom Oct 18, 2017 9:46:32 GMT -5
Fossilman: I just bought an old 35mm camera,with film and all... Going to be fun to take photos like that again... Oct 18, 2017 9:47:52 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: I have an old Vivitar film camera, it used to take some nice photos. Still have five rolls of Kodak Gold 35mm Color Print Film, ISO200 36 exposure. Says to develop them "promptly" - ha ha! Date on the box is 07/2002. Can you still get it developed? Oct 18, 2017 11:41:38 GMT -5
amygdule: Yes Oct 18, 2017 13:08:31 GMT -5
Fossilman: Sure can,,, GIT R DONE! Oct 18, 2017 15:37:59 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Last place I had it developed at was Costco. Can't even remember when that wuz??? Oh, and the unexposed film has been in the refrigerator all that time... Can attest to my "horder" propensities, lol. Oct 18, 2017 15:48:35 GMT -5 *
Banjocreek: It has been a long time, but I am trying to unload some of my antelope Jasper just now. Oct 18, 2017 19:09:04 GMT -5
Banjocreek: The pieces Oct 18, 2017 19:09:13 GMT -5
Banjocreek: are all different sizes, but none really large. I'm going to e-Bay and hate to try to sell to you guys, but thought I'd throw it out there. I have alot of rock that I need to get rid of Oct 18, 2017 19:11:08 GMT -5
1dave: -Email: banjocreek@hotmail.com Web Site: www.banjocreek.biz Birthday: August 2, 1953
Age: 64 Location: Mesa, Arizona (near Phoenix) Posts: 1,112 Date Registered: Mar 9, 2003 at 8:07pm -Good to hear from you!
Oct 18, 2017 19:53:15 GMT -5