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2,610 30,861 a newcomer of old continent
by Pat
May 6, 2021 12:46:57 GMT -5
No New Posts Forum Technical Help and Testing

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.

153 1,383 Marking threads/forums as "read"
by neural
May 5, 2021 2:05:15 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

5,015 62,110 Frustrating Results
by standles
May 6, 2021 13:34:05 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 1 Viewing

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

by jasoninsd
May 5, 2021 17:36:14 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

11,140 148,588 Owyhee trim saw preforms
by stardiamond
May 6, 2021 12:05:27 GMT -5
No New Posts Wire Wrapping - 4 Viewing

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

4,823 59,651 Not mine, but a customer's work ...
by miket
May 6, 2021 9:56:44 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

939 13,168 Bruneau pendant
by hummingbirdstones
May 4, 2021 21:30:55 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving - 2 Viewing

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

335 4,689 Testing cloudinary....
by herb
May 3, 2021 9:02:03 GMT -5
No New Posts Creations, intarsia, glass, metal, etc.

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

1,636 24,706 Not mine
by fernwood
Apr 26, 2021 5:17:41 GMT -5
No New Posts Faceting, Gem Cutting, and Gemstones - 1 Viewing

Discussions and photos related to gemstones and faceting including specimens, tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

103 1,487 My first agate find!
by paulshiroma
Apr 27, 2021 14:54:00 GMT -5
No New Posts Sphere Making - 3 Viewing

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

151 2,642 What size polishing pads
by butcha
May 2, 2021 1:47:23 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary DIY Articles and Tutorials - 1 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

100 2,908 Lace agate tutorial- Huge # of pics
by stephan
Apr 19, 2021 13:59:33 GMT -5

Additional Rock Related Topics

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No New Posts Rock Sciences, Articles and Information - 5 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

544 4,388 Nevada GOLD
by mohs
Apr 28, 2021 14:24:21 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board - 16 Viewing

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

13,353 144,424 What to do?
by miket
May 6, 2021 12:14:05 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 12 Viewing

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

6,054 62,450 Termites!
by Sabre52
May 6, 2021 14:05:00 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Equipment - 3 Viewing

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


1,850 23,123 Expanding the home built grinder from 6 to 10 wheels
by jasoninsd
May 6, 2021 7:11:20 GMT -5
No New Posts Specimen Photos - 3 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

3,445 39,337 Thunderegg Thursdays
by jasoninsd
May 6, 2021 13:54:31 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts

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

1,119 11,985 Full moon
by birdbrain
Apr 26, 2021 17:53:43 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help - 7 Viewing

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

2,867 23,780 Is this petrified wood?
by lookatthat
May 6, 2021 10:06:50 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.

9,902 136,206 ATTENTION Photography Buffs: Camera Recommendations Needed
by Brian
May 4, 2021 15:20:55 GMT -5
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Join in the various competitions and games that members create just for fun

771 25,189 *~ VOTING OPEN ~* Cabochon Challenge April 2021 FOSSILS
by rockhoundingwithkids
May 6, 2021 0:44:04 GMT -5
No New Posts Rockhounding Reports, Locations, Trips and Shows

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

2,692 31,927 Glass Buttes, Oregon..
by jasperfanatic
May 5, 2021 11:45:49 GMT -5
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1,336 10,962 Seller beware: Bad buyer on Etsy
by stephan
May 3, 2021 23:20:04 GMT -5
No New Posts RTH Marketplace, Buy Sell Trade - 1 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.

3,424 29,039 WTB Some Slabs Amy, Blood, Moon
by fuss
May 6, 2021 8:31:38 GMT -5
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Lighthearted discussions about topics related to life in general and all other non-polarizing subjects.

11,968 161,630 NomadLand--the movie
by mohs
May 6, 2021 12:01:37 GMT -5


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beefjello: nah, they're just made fun of by the mockingbirds May 4, 2021 21:10:46 GMT -5
amygdule: Systemic Mockery will scare them away. May 4, 2021 22:22:05 GMT -5
amygdule: Caw Caw Caw said the Crow May 4, 2021 22:23:40 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Coo Coo Coo said the European collared dove. They also make a sound like a cat with a hairball stuck in its throat. May 4, 2021 22:46:10 GMT -5
parfive: . . . thought that was the prom queen. May 4, 2021 23:12:44 GMT -5
amygdule: May 4, 2021 23:52:49 GMT -5
mohs: fritz May 5, 2021 9:55:23 GMT -5
standles: Nice one May 5, 2021 11:37:01 GMT -5
mohs: May 5, 2021 17:52:42 GMT -5
Wooferhound: SpaceX successfully launched and landed their Starship prototype rocket today. However, this time there was no explosion. May 5, 2021 20:42:28 GMT -5 *
amygdule: Now all we need to do is launch all the Stupid People to Mars May 5, 2021 23:19:46 GMT -5
parfive: Successful rocket launch = controlled explosion. May 5, 2021 23:20:33 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: If we are launching all the stupid people to Mars, it doesn't really matter if the rocket blows up or not, does it? May 6, 2021 0:12:56 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Scratch that, 'dule. There aren't enough rockets to launch all of the stupid people in the direction of Mars. Not even enough to get rid of just the stupid people in DC. May 6, 2021 0:15:48 GMT -5
amygdule: Just load them up on a Cruise Ship and tell them they're going on a Trip... May 6, 2021 1:18:22 GMT -5
1dave: Talking about STUPID, a one world government would be the worst form of slavery. (read-it) May 6, 2021 8:03:59 GMT -5 *
rickb: May 6, 2021 11:04:38 GMT -5
mohs: (rofl) May 6, 2021 12:02:59 GMT -5
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