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2,985 35,148 Process for tumbling quahog shells fragments?
by ashley
Aug 10, 2022 23:02:20 GMT -5
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by Tommy
Aug 4, 2022 11:57:49 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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5,585 69,801 UT-10 Vibe polishing tumble timeline
by dshanpnw
Aug 10, 2022 21:58:24 GMT -5
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3,850 52,704 Another Batch Through
by ashley
Aug 10, 2022 22:43:27 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 3 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

11,735 158,081 How much pressure on wheels?
by rockjunquie
Aug 10, 2022 20:52:14 GMT -5
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4,982 62,815 Don't you hate it when...
by hummingbirdstones
Aug 10, 2022 22:31:11 GMT -5
No New Posts Metal Smithing - 1 Viewing

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

Sub-board: Metal Smithing Tutorials

1,013 14,316 Re-stocking efforts underway
by rockjunquie
Aug 10, 2022 15:32:45 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 4,967 Lortone 33B Motor in the UK
by As I in does tries!
Jul 27, 2022 15:06:31 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

1,662 25,051 My wife's rocks
by tims
Jul 13, 2022 11:19:05 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 1,630 Facets on a kidney stone?
by vegasjames
Aug 10, 2022 23:59:47 GMT -5
No New Posts Sphere Making - 1 Viewing

Discussion and photos of all things related to the art of sphere making, including techniques, equipment, and showing off your finished specimens

163 2,785 need help, first sphere
by vegasjames
Jul 14, 2022 18:01:56 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

712 5,377 37,000 years ago. Really?
by gemfeller
Aug 10, 2022 17:38:43 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.

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by markb
Aug 11, 2022 0:05:29 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 3 Viewing

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

6,276 64,954 Cut some “cabs” on saw
by perkins17
Aug 8, 2022 19:59:08 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Equipment - 6 Viewing

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


2,098 25,414 Burned out motor
by catmandewe
Aug 9, 2022 20:18:42 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Specimens and Themed Threads - 1 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.

3,556 43,764 COPROLITE
by RWA3006
Aug 10, 2022 22:52:17 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts

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

1,181 13,126 Gorgosaurus Sells for $6 Million
by nowyo
Aug 9, 2022 22:33:19 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help - 2 Viewing

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

3,135 26,136 Central Oregon cliff scree- what are the rocks?
by amygdule
Aug 11, 2022 0:12:10 GMT -5

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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.

9,948 136,995 Dragonflies - added a few varieties for the road
by hummingbirdstones
Aug 10, 2022 19:52:15 GMT -5
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795 27,565 *~OPEN~* Cab Contest, August 2022 Theme: Curves!
by NDK
Aug 10, 2022 20:13:09 GMT -5
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2,859 33,970 Upcoming Washington, Oregon and Idaho road trip. Any tips?
by catmandewe
Aug 10, 2022 22:47:56 GMT -5
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1,366 11,284 Lortone still in business?
by As I in does tries!
Jul 30, 2022 7:34:35 GMT -5
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3,616 30,910 AUCTION TIME
by ashley
Aug 10, 2022 22:56:32 GMT -5
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Lighthearted discussions about topics related to life in general and all other non-polarizing subjects.

12,227 169,060 Silly Stuff
by vegasjames
Aug 10, 2022 21:31:49 GMT -5


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