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by kate_foundlings
Jan 30, 2023 18:54:46 GMT -5
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by rockjunquie
Jan 29, 2023 17:56:28 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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by oven
Jan 30, 2023 21:33:29 GMT -5
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3,974 54,322 Unakite
by hummingbirdstones
Jan 30, 2023 22:45:09 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 2 Viewing

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11,919 160,927 Knuckle-Busters On New Wheels...Mostly
by drocknut
Jan 30, 2023 17:50:35 GMT -5
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5,084 64,741 K Wraps
by jasoninsd
Jan 31, 2023 1:07:54 GMT -5
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1,050 14,782 Jeepite Earrings
by hummingbirdstones
Jan 30, 2023 21:14:34 GMT -5
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Discussions and photos related to the carving of rocks including tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

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363 5,075 Anyone using a Grizzly G9228 flex shaft grinder for lapidary
by Rockoonz
Jan 29, 2023 13:05:48 GMT -5
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Show off your special projects, or finished pieces you created using alternative methods or materials, as you expand your creativity beyond simple lapidary

1,675 25,252 First shots at Intarsia
by jasoninsd
Jan 31, 2023 1:10:18 GMT -5
No New Posts Faceting, Gem Cutting, and Gemstones

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117 1,652 Graves Index wheels? 96 tooth that will fit a Mk1?
by rads
Jan 20, 2023 8:41:24 GMT -5
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Discussion and photos of all things related to the art of sphere making, including techniques, equipment, and showing off your finished specimens

168 2,848 Drying grind/polish pads
by callmerob
Jan 20, 2023 15:29:31 GMT -5

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

749 5,619 A Mystery in the Gulf of Mexico
by 1dave
Jan 30, 2023 22:57:36 GMT -5
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All things rock related that don't really seem to fit into a specific category.

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13,736 149,905 Books about Agate
by khara
Jan 30, 2023 23:22:10 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 1 Viewing

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

6,355 65,731 Nevada Blue Wood
by quartzilla
Jan 30, 2023 21:37:26 GMT -5
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2,184 26,480 DIY tumbler question 2
by Drummond Island Rocks
Jan 30, 2023 13:06:38 GMT -5
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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.

3,586 44,704 mohs theme...daza gneiss,,,
by mohs
Jan 30, 2023 16:42:34 GMT -5
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Discussions and photos of all things related to fossils and ancient human artifacts

1,201 13,269 Maryland girl finds Christmas Day megalodon tooth.
by geoff59
Jan 12, 2023 19:28:27 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help

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

3,247 27,203 Blue slab identification needed…
by rockbrain
Jan 30, 2023 14:16:47 GMT -5

Member Community Pages

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9,972 137,373 A little trip to Heuberg
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Jan 10, 2023 8:12:02 GMT -5
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802 28,506 *~ OPEN ~* Cab Contest, JAN 2023 Theme: Loosely Triangular
by khara
Jan 30, 2023 22:57:49 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

2,926 34,827 Isar, Sylvensteinsee and Rißbach "icing sugar" Edition :)
by hummingbirdstones
Jan 30, 2023 22:32:35 GMT -5
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1,382 11,596 Etsy's unreasonable demand is the final straw for me
by silverstallion
Jan 30, 2023 15:13:40 GMT -5
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3,660 31,444 slabs slabs slabs
by phil
Jan 29, 2023 16:23:47 GMT -5
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12,400 174,879 Be Aware - Look before you pump gas
by hummingbirdstones
Jan 30, 2023 22:22:12 GMT -5


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