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by manofglass
Jan 17, 2022 0:11:54 GMT -5
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Please let us know if you need help sorting out any challenges or technical issues experienced while using this forum. Feel free to use this area for testing purposes. Unregistered guests are allowed to post in this "technical help" board if having trouble registering, or a registered member who has become locked out for technical reasons.

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Lapidary Discussion Topics

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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

5,353 66,182 Parts to give away for a leegol or wire jewelry tumbler...
by quartzilla
Jan 16, 2022 21:54:19 GMT -5
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3,768 51,664 Group shot
by holajonathan
Jan 17, 2022 0:48:38 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons

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

11,467 153,811 back ON track
by fernwood
Jan 17, 2022 4:06:11 GMT -5
No New Posts Wire Wrapping

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4,869 60,605 Brecciated Jasper wrap
by LazerFlash
Jan 16, 2022 21:07:27 GMT -5
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Discussions and photos related to the art of metal smithing with silver, gold, or any other metals

971 13,499 Mustard & ketchup, no poppies
by MsAli
Jan 11, 2022 14:25:40 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving

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

344 4,827 Equipment Question
by CLErocks
Dec 23, 2021 17:39:54 GMT -5
No New Posts Creations, intarsia, glass, metal, etc. - 1 Viewing

Show off your finished creations, or on-going projects, using various materials or methods that exercise your creativity and expand your lapidary skills, while inspiring others to grow with you

1,646 24,866 Limestone, calcite and unknown landscape rock creations
by oldschoolrocker
Jan 12, 2022 15:32:08 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

109 1,561 Here’s my lame attempt at faceting
by brybry
Jan 16, 2022 20:02:45 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

158 2,721 My latest batch of spheres (large photos)
by Roger
Jan 15, 2022 18:25:52 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary DIY Articles and Tutorials - 2 Viewing

The sub-groups herein are provided as a depository for lapidary specific posts that are deemed exceptional and informative, and important to be preserved as a topic specific article or DIY tutorial. Please do not post questions in these areas - posts are created here as topic specific tutorials or moved here by staff

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

101 2,963 Silver Rose Tutuorial
by 1dave
Nov 29, 2021 11:45:53 GMT -5

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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

636 4,902 MATH - A Handy Trig Calculator!
by jasoninsd
Jan 16, 2022 18:38:33 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.

13,487 146,762 Thin Montanas
by Rockoonz
Jan 17, 2022 1:10:09 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws

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

6,183 63,902 New dig Howardite
by stardiamond
Jan 16, 2022 16:30:04 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Equipment - 2 Viewing

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


1,981 24,476 Dremel attachment questions
by waterboysh
Jan 17, 2022 0:53:45 GMT -5
No New Posts Specimen Photos - 2 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

3,511 41,875 Beautiful opalized wood from Nevada
by vegasjames
Jan 17, 2022 4:11:54 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts

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

1,140 12,188 "Sea Dragon" Fossil Discovered in U.K.
by rickb
Jan 15, 2022 18:00:53 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help

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

3,017 25,086 One from the grab bag.
by Peruano
Jan 15, 2022 10:12:58 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.

9,921 136,452 Cellphone Photo Dump
by Fossilman
Jan 10, 2022 13:47:55 GMT -5
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Join in the various competitions and games that members create just for fun

785 26,295 *~ OPEN ~* Cab Challenge, Jan 2022 Theme: Live Edge!
by hummingbirdstones
Jan 16, 2022 21:33:35 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

2,779 32,881 Smoky Quartz Pocket Found In Pegmatite
by brybry
Jan 16, 2022 21:27:18 GMT -5
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1,357 11,178 Kingsley North Customer Service
by rixrocks
Jan 12, 2022 11:18:05 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.

3,530 29,939 website for Borock
by bstone
Jan 16, 2022 11:24:37 GMT -5
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Lighthearted discussions about topics related to life in general and all other non-polarizing subjects.

12,177 168,077 Tumbling on Hold - House under constuction
by Rockoonz
Jan 16, 2022 22:56:29 GMT -5


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