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1,715 19,013 My Son Wants To Know More About This Hobby
by supermancollector
Nov 20, 2017 14:14:31 GMT -5
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by rockjunquie
Nov 20, 2017 19:14:13 GMT -5
No New Posts Board related discussions, testing, and technical help - 2 Viewing

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.

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by Tommy
Nov 21, 2017 2:03:28 GMT -5

Lapidary Discussion Topics

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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

3,633 42,840 Recharge -or- Double Dose the grit ?
by jamesp
Nov 21, 2017 9:27:22 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 4 Viewing

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

2,815 37,458 November Garage Tumbles - Pics
by tkvancil
Nov 21, 2017 10:06:27 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 2 Viewing

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

9,273 124,731 an assortment
by rockjunquie
Nov 19, 2017 11:48:14 GMT -5
No New Posts Wire Wrapping - 1 Viewing

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

4,345 52,924 can't cab, so I'm wrapping.... lapis
by hummingbirdstones
Nov 21, 2017 10:20:31 GMT -5
No New Posts Metal Smithing

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

624 8,579 Help identify threads on Presto-lite torch/hose
by TheRock
Nov 21, 2017 0:06:14 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving

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

267 3,640 Stone finishing
by Psycho Stone Lapidary
Nov 13, 2017 3:18:24 GMT -5
No New Posts Faceting, Gem Cutting, and Gemstones

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

52 893 sapphire earring
by alikat218
Nov 19, 2017 13:05:33 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

102 2,026 Making a 800 lb sphere
by Bluesky78987
Nov 21, 2017 10:14:36 GMT -5

Additional Rock Related Topics

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No New Posts Lapidary DIY Articles and Tutorials - 1 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

166 3,775 Solutreans - the First Americans
by agatemaggot
Nov 20, 2017 4:44:14 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board - 5 Viewing

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

12,236 130,086 Traveling Rock Box Round 10
by alikat218
Nov 20, 2017 11:11:46 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 4 Viewing

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

5,147 53,213 What kind of Lubricant in my BD 10"
by TheRock
Nov 20, 2017 23:34:22 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Equipment - 4 Viewing

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

992 14,152 New Intarsia Grinder
by Bluesky78987
Nov 20, 2017 22:06:28 GMT -5
No New Posts Specimen Photos - 1 Viewing

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

2,727 30,101 Natural Perspective
by gemfeller
Nov 20, 2017 13:37:34 GMT -5
No New Posts Creations

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

1,459 19,337 Color Change Glass Flint Knapping
by agatemaggot
Nov 21, 2017 2:46:04 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts - 1 Viewing

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

943 10,338 Good article on stromatolites
by vegasjames
Nov 20, 2017 6:39:09 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification - 1 Viewing

Get help identifying your rocks and specimens

2,120 17,341 Cabbing material ID assistance
by rmf
Nov 21, 2017 9:51:50 GMT -5
No New Posts Glossary of Terms

Terms used in rock and lapidary related discussions.

61 442 Rosetta stone vs crazy lace
by jamesp
Sept 2, 2017 7:06:19 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Tips - 1 Viewing

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

781 7,051 best glue for metal toppers to polished stone?
by glennz01
Nov 11, 2017 2:47:14 GMT -5

Member Community Pages

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

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by fantastic5
Nov 14, 2017 12:42:57 GMT -5
No New Posts Competition and Fun Contests

Competitions and Fun Contests

621 19,622 CONCLUDED! Guess the weight game! Tommy's turkeys
by fernwood
Nov 20, 2017 18:38:35 GMT -5
No New Posts Rockhounding Reports, Trips and Shows

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

1,276 16,960 Canoeing and Rockhounding on the Flint River North Alabama
by rocks2dust
Nov 20, 2017 12:00:31 GMT -5
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List locations where rockhounds can find good material, or request location information before your next trip

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Nov 20, 2017 22:06:39 GMT -5
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Leave a helpful review for a vendor or request information or recommendations on which vendor to choose

1,216 9,527 New In Box Lortone 3A for $81!
by Drummond Island Rocks
Nov 21, 2017 7:50:44 GMT -5
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Members with at least 100 community quality posts can post new threads here to sell or trade rock related items. All members are eligible to respond and purchase. Buyer and seller beware - RTH is not responsible for the success or security of any transactions that occur here.

4,021 32,258 Someone asked for basanite slabs?
by Pat
Nov 19, 2017 22:19:48 GMT -5
No New Posts Life, the Universe, and Everything Else - 3 Viewing

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

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by rockjunquie
Nov 21, 2017 9:35:47 GMT -5
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RTH Auction Archives (locked)

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by radio
Mar 8, 2017 18:45:37 GMT -5


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1dave: "That gravity should be innate inherent & essential to matter so yt one body may act upon another at a distance through a vacuum wthout the mediation of any thing else by & through wch their action or force may be conveyed from one to another is to me so Nov 19, 2017 13:42:11 GMT -5
1dave: so great an absurdity that I believe no man who has in philosophical matters any competent faculty of thinking can ever fall into it." – Isaac Newton Nov 19, 2017 13:42:17 GMT -5
Fossilman: So Dave,I will crack open a cold one and think about that! LOL Ponder the idea,as they say.....Probably take a nap after all that thinking too.. Nov 19, 2017 15:27:05 GMT -5
Wooferhound: There is No Gravity, the Earth just Sucks Nov 19, 2017 15:49:31 GMT -5
fishnpinball: Does that mean a blowhard can reach orbit? Nov 19, 2017 21:06:00 GMT -5
amygdule: That's why I collect Rocks. They keep me grounded. Nov 19, 2017 23:30:30 GMT -5 *
fishnpinball: I thought that was your parents. Nov 20, 2017 7:09:33 GMT -5
1dave: Who knew the great Isaac could be as far wrong as the rest of us? Nov 20, 2017 8:55:51 GMT -5
Wooferhound: I like swimming in the ocean to be well grounded Nov 20, 2017 11:47:32 GMT -5
fishnpinball: I find being grounded in a thunderstorm to be hair raising. (Which is not saying a lot anymore) Nov 20, 2017 14:04:22 GMT -5
amygdule: In the Basement with a ReBar Faraday Cage. Nov 20, 2017 18:35:56 GMT -5 *
Wooferhound: I like my beef to be well grounded Nov 20, 2017 18:55:57 GMT -5
amygdule: Hang it between Positive & Negative Polarity. Zapppp!!! Nov 20, 2017 20:19:00 GMT -5
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1dave: M&M's are RACIST! I reached into a new bag and pulled out FIVE BLUE ONES! What could be more racist than that! Nov 20, 2017 20:34:46 GMT -5
amygdule: Six Red Potatoes. I like the skins on my fries. Nov 20, 2017 20:52:54 GMT -5 *
Wooferhound: Black Friday is racist, why don't they call it Hispanic Friday ? Nov 20, 2017 22:46:29 GMT -5 *
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