Big Sur Jade? Or what? Aug 8, 2019 13:29:44 GMT -5
Post by NevadaBill on Aug 8, 2019 13:29:44 GMT -5
OK, I was on the California coast about 9 months ago, and was on a couple of the beach regions between Big Sur, and all of the way past Jade Cove, and a few areas all of the way down to the Elephant Seal migration spot.
I am not saying exactly where I picked this up, but I think based on the lookup recently it might be typical Big Sur Jade, in either the Jadeite, or Nephrite.
Here is a dry look:
Here is a wet look
I didn't realize that there were so many clubs, organizations, and interest in the local amongst enthusiasts, some dedicated to the little rock. This one is about a baseball sized.
Some will say outright that it is Nephrite, because they are for some reason motivated to. And looking at it, I would guess that too.
Problem is, I have been tumbling this little guy in my 12 pound tumbler for 10 weeks not, in 46/70, along with 6 and 7 hardness rocks, and this rock has not change one bit. Frustrated, I pulled it out.
Here it is in the background, next to a Colorado River green rock that was softer, and tumbled out fine over 10 weeks or so.
This prompted me to beat up on it some and find out what it was.
But honestly, I cannot scratch the outside with a knife. It does leave the residue of the steel knife on the tone however.
Another Dry pic:
Another Wet pic:
I am not sure how I will polish it. Because even the suspect parts of the rock which I would have thought would have worn down by now, have not changed.
Other rocks that lived with this one for 10 weeks have mostly all changed, and moved on.
I don't know.
Any Big Sur Jade folks around? Opinion?