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Newcomers of all experience levels are welcome here, so please take a minute to post a quick introduction thread and let us start getting to know you

3,505 42,153 New from Western Canada
by manofglass
Apr 20, 2024 14:05:29 GMT -5
No New Posts Forum Software Technical Help - 1 Viewing

Post here if you're having technical issues with the forum software and need help, or if your account has incorrectly been flagged as spam and restricted. Guests with difficulty registering or members who have become locked out should email for help: admin @ rock tumbling . com (no spaces)

258 2,270 I haven't been getting notifications anyone else?
by rockjunquie
Apr 18, 2024 15:52:54 GMT -5

Lapidary Discussion Topics

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No New Posts Rock Tumbling - 14 Viewing

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

Sub-board: Rock Tumbling Tutorials

6,136 77,402 Bahia Agates - Some of My Favorites
by jasoninsd
Apr 19, 2024 20:43:09 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos

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

4,222 58,658 Central Oregon Coast Rocks - The Weird Stuff
by khara
Apr 20, 2024 4:31:46 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 8 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

12,261 165,620 Opinions: Do You Like This Material?
by realrockhound
Apr 20, 2024 14:47:46 GMT -5
No New Posts Wire Wrapping - 8 Viewing

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

Sub-board: Wire Wrapping Tutorials

5,174 66,750 My attempt at a Birthday gift lapis azuli
by rockjunquie
Apr 20, 2024 10:47:05 GMT -5
No New Posts Metal Smithing - 2 Viewing

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

Sub-board: Metal Smithing Tutorials

1,103 15,363 Not a precious metal but still smithing.
by jasoninsd
Apr 16, 2024 19:13:19 GMT -5
No New Posts Special Creations (intarsia, glass, metal, etc.)

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

1,697 25,648 Polishing non-rock objects and random ramblings
by vegasjames
Apr 14, 2024 20:24:41 GMT -5
No New Posts Flat Lap Polishing Methods (displays, cabs, faceting, etc.)

Share your flat lapidary techniques and outcomes! Discuss machines, grit sequences, polishing compounds, and showcase your polished flat polished rocks and gems.

139 1,859 How about hand lapping???
by Rockoonz
Apr 16, 2024 9:12:43 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving - 1 Viewing

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

Sub-board: Rock Carving Tutorials

371 5,143 Just got my first saw, help!
by 1dave
Mar 16, 2024 6:07:26 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

183 3,030 WOW! Check out how they make spheres
by pebblesky
Apr 14, 2024 13:34:43 GMT -5

Additional Rock Related Topics

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No New Posts Rock Sciences, Articles and Information - 4 Viewing

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

869 6,142 Comet Strikes
by wargrafix
Apr 19, 2024 13:54:42 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board - 11 Viewing

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

Sub-board: Other Articles and Tutorials

14,023 153,668 Flourite fade - when does it happen and can it be prevented?
by chaosdsm
Apr 20, 2024 12:23:00 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

6,543 67,881 Why Do I Even Bother Buying Rocks! LOL - Pic Heavy
by jasoninsd
Apr 19, 2024 20:24:44 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Equipment

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


2,374 28,344 Qt66 stops turning
by Fossilman
Apr 20, 2024 10:46:00 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Specimens and Themed Threads - 3 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.

3,666 46,886 What's better than geodes? Cut and polished geodes!
by wargrafix
Apr 20, 2024 9:39:54 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts - 1 Viewing

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

1,245 13,619 Face hugger much?
by jasoninsd
Apr 14, 2024 18:50:29 GMT -5
No New Posts The Meteorites Board

The meteorite board is a gathering space where meteorite enthusiasts, collectors, researchers, and artists engage in discussions, share knowledge, and showcase their passion for these extraterrestrial relics. Through a dynamic array of threads, members exchange insights on meteorite identification, classification, scientific research, creative applications, and collecting experiences.

37 371 Think I found one?
by topperace
Mar 30, 2024 18:31:44 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help - 3 Viewing

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

3,430 28,976 Any Ideas...?
by rmf
Apr 20, 2024 13:05:14 GMT -5

Member Community Pages

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No New Posts Member Photography - 3 Viewing

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

9,992 137,622 Garlic Mayo day
by rockjunquie
Apr 20, 2024 7:24:12 GMT -5
No New Posts Competition and Fun Contests

Join in the various competitions and games that members create just for fun

825 30,313 *~ OPEN ~* Cab Contest, Apr 2024, Theme: Banded Agate
by rockjunquie
Apr 18, 2024 15:54:00 GMT -5
No New Posts Rockhounding Reports, Locations, Trips and Shows - 9 Viewing

Organize a rockhounding trip, request location information, advertise a show, or post your trip report with lots of pictures for us to enjoy

3,074 36,661 Newest trip to copper-silver mine (pic heavy)
by vegasjames
Apr 20, 2024 9:08:22 GMT -5
No New Posts Vendor Reviews and advice - 1 Viewing

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

1,408 11,906 PayPal and 1099k
by susand24224
Apr 4, 2024 15:11:18 GMT -5
No New Posts RTH Marketplace, Buy Sell Trade - 4 Viewing

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.

3,841 33,250 CUTTING ROUGH FOR SALE (sold)
by johnthor1963
Apr 19, 2024 7:01:10 GMT -5
No New Posts Life in General, Off-topic Chit-Chat Area - 5 Viewing

Lighthearted discussions about topics related to life in general and all other non-polarizing subjects.

12,704 183,583 The Official Day In Pictures Thread™️
by victor1941
Apr 20, 2024 14:11:34 GMT -5


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