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by jasoninsd
Sept 26, 2022 21:14:41 GMT -5
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207 1,881 Returning to the point you last read
by hummingbirdstones
Sept 26, 2022 21:12:10 GMT -5

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

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5,636 70,392 2022 World Tumbling contest
by perkins17
Sept 26, 2022 23:24:34 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 2 Viewing

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

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by HankRocks
Sept 26, 2022 14:47:35 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

Sub-board: Creating Cabochons Tutorials

11,779 158,724 Northern lights
by realrockhound
Sept 26, 2022 19:11:05 GMT -5
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5,014 63,302 ROAMING WIRE IX
by rockjunquie
Sept 26, 2022 10:45:54 GMT -5
No New Posts Metal Smithing

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

Sub-board: Metal Smithing Tutorials

1,015 14,364 Pietersite Pendant
by vance71975
Sept 25, 2022 13:45:03 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving

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

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357 4,970 Suggestions please
by vance71975
Sept 21, 2022 23:00:05 GMT -5
No New Posts Special Creations (intarsia, glass, metal, etc.) - 3 Viewing

Show off your special projects, or finished pieces you created using alternative methods or materials, as you expand your creativity beyond simple lapidary

1,665 25,130 Etched Slabette
by fernwood
Sept 26, 2022 7:45:00 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

114 1,633 Facets on a kidney stone?
by quartzilla
Sept 12, 2022 6:53:03 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

163 2,786 need help, first sphere
by callmerob
Aug 29, 2022 21:26:22 GMT -5

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No New Posts Rock Sciences, Articles and Information

The sub-groups herein are provided as a depository for rock sciences related posts that are specifically written in article format. Please do not post questions in these areas. Posts here are created as topic specific articles, or they are judged by staff to be exceptional and informative on a rock sciences subject, and are moved here by staff

Sub-boards: Rock and Mineral Identification, Geology 101, Archaeology and Artifacts, Paleontology and Fossils, Astronomy, Impacts, Physics

720 5,439 If you thought there was a lot of crap up there already
by rockjunquie
Sept 26, 2022 14:48:47 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board - 8 Viewing

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

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13,672 149,174 Fairburn Was Calling To Me Again!
by realrockhound
Sept 26, 2022 22:50:27 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 7 Viewing

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

6,308 65,209 Brazillian nodule 9/26/22
by jasoninsd
Sept 26, 2022 22:41:42 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Equipment - 7 Viewing

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


2,127 25,843 KN Cabber 6 improvement
by hummingbirdstones
Sept 26, 2022 21:34:50 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Specimens and Themed Threads - 2 Viewing

Show us your rock specimens that are destined for a display case, or take part in our shared theme threads such as the very popular Thunderegg Thursdays, and Coprolite. Start one of your own and lets see if it grows.

3,564 43,944 Took a little trip
by beefjello
Sept 25, 2022 19:35:19 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts

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

1,184 13,145 My best rock hunting find ever happened yesterday
by vance71975
Sept 24, 2022 13:01:43 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help - 1 Viewing

Post photos and ask questions to get help identifying your unknown rocks and specimens

3,165 26,457 light greenish / tan & soft
by liveoak
Sept 26, 2022 17:13:18 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.

9,954 137,058 Stony creek hounding
by Tommy
Sept 26, 2022 19:59:15 GMT -5
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797 27,795 *~ OPEN ~* Cab Contest, September 2022 Theme: Landscape
by rockbrain
Sept 26, 2022 9:12:56 GMT -5
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Organize a rockhounding trip, request location information, advertise a show, or post your trip report with lots of pictures for us to enjoy

2,878 34,155 Autumn is here. :)
by jasoninsd
Sept 26, 2022 21:53:03 GMT -5
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1,372 11,332 Craftstones - yay or nah?
by rockbrain
Sept 24, 2022 8:46:23 GMT -5
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3,628 31,046 Highland Park 36" Lapidary Saw (Hayward, CA)
by catmandewe
Sept 25, 2022 16:09:50 GMT -5
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12,263 170,154 NASA to crash a spacecraft into asteroid today
by hummingbirdstones
Sept 26, 2022 22:03:43 GMT -5


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rockpickerforever: , I love that ram photo! Bet that critter has some serious neck pain carrying those horns on his head! Sept 25, 2022 23:51:41 GMT -5
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