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by jasoninsd
May 18, 2022 21:53:01 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.

197 1,811 How to "follow" a thread ?
by liveoak
May 13, 2022 9:06:22 GMT -5

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

Sub-board: Rock Tumbling Tutorials

5,513 68,679 Show us your “workshop” setup
by perkins17
May 18, 2022 22:36:37 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 7 Viewing

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

3,815 52,264 Cherry-Picked Glare-More Shots (pic heavy)
by Blockhead
May 18, 2022 11:49:35 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 7 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

11,648 156,929 INTARSIA - a walk through my first piece
by smoothstones
May 18, 2022 22:15:08 GMT -5
No New Posts Wire Wrapping - 1 Viewing

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

Sub-board: Wire Wrapping Tutorials

4,955 62,265 Sci-Fi, Coprolite, Seiber Agate, Crazy Lace
by jasoninsd
May 17, 2022 20:32:00 GMT -5
No New Posts Metal Smithing

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

Sub-board: Metal Smithing Tutorials

998 14,089 Mescalero and Pietersite
by realrockhound
May 15, 2022 23:16:54 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving

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

Sub-board: Rock Carving Tutorials

351 4,919 Equipment Question
by CLErocks
May 15, 2022 11:53:32 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

1,660 25,011 Glass Tumble
by jamesp
May 18, 2022 14:04:34 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

112 1,606 Troubleshooting Graves mark IV faceter
by hummingbirdstones
May 18, 2022 21:54:26 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

162 2,779 My latest batch of spheres (large photos)
by Nuggets
Apr 29, 2022 20:36:06 GMT -5

Additional Rock Related Topics

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No New Posts Rock Sciences, Articles and Information - 1 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

685 5,230 Impact Angles
by 1dave
May 17, 2022 11:22:24 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board - 3 Viewing

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

Sub-board: Other Articles and Tutorials

13,583 148,237 950 carat uncut gem rough opal
by jasoninsd
May 17, 2022 23:56:13 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

6,229 64,347 Bunch of random slabs from my latest buy
by PrettyGritty (Mel)
May 18, 2022 15:47:35 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


2,049 25,076 I built a new Drummond Island Rocks style tumbler! (Update)
by rockjunquie
May 18, 2022 15:38:10 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.

3,537 42,999 Fresh off the lap!
by perkins17
May 18, 2022 22:12:12 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts - 2 Viewing

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

1,167 12,747 Plant Fossils In The Neighborhood Of Reno, Nevada
by jamesp
May 19, 2022 6:32:42 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help - 8 Viewing

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

3,084 25,710 Is this an agate?
by MsAli
May 19, 2022 5:56:50 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.

9,937 136,607 Rough Petrified Wood dug up 5/7/22 @ Saddle Mountain
by rockjunquie
May 19, 2022 5:40:13 GMT -5
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Join in the various competitions and games that members create just for fun

791 27,205 *~OPEN~* Cab Contest, May 2022 Theme: Soft Rocks
by rockpickerforever
May 18, 2022 22:17:20 GMT -5
No New Posts Rockhounding Reports, Locations, Trips and Shows - 8 Viewing

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

2,819 33,477 When in Minnesota
by MsAli
May 19, 2022 5:59:36 GMT -5
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1,363 11,259 Johnson Brothers Review Thread
by rockbrain
May 5, 2022 8:48:25 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.

3,590 30,596 Mara Mamba Tiger Eye ***SOLD***
by hummingbirdstones2
May 17, 2022 22:07:00 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.

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by rickb
May 19, 2022 5:50:57 GMT -5


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mohs: Found the sticker picture to follow May 18, 2022 17:22:24 GMT -5
Wooferhound: I feel Butterflies May 18, 2022 17:32:16 GMT -5
Blockhead: I like Rocks. May 18, 2022 17:35:38 GMT -5
Wooferhound: I am Groot May 18, 2022 17:46:54 GMT -5
mohs: i b mohs May 18, 2022 19:35:41 GMT -5
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