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2,638 31,126 Hello from Prescott AZ
by stonemon
Jun 15, 2021 18:18:41 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 1,388 Marking threads/forums as "read"
by Brian
May 14, 2021 13:37:12 GMT -5

Lapidary Discussion Topics

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No New Posts Rock Tumbling - 17 Viewing

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

5,054 62,682 2021 Worldwide Tumbling Contest - Burris Creek
by thebeef
Jun 15, 2021 9:31:40 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

3,618 49,633 Backyard garbage rock ID
by jasoninsd
Jun 15, 2021 18:42:36 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 4 Viewing

All things related to creating cabochons, including photos of your latest masterpieces, works in progress, or requests for advice

11,179 149,122 BMJ Adventures
by opalpyrexia
Jun 15, 2021 20:28:29 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

4,832 59,802 This morning's wrap
by miket
Jun 13, 2021 9:38:49 GMT -5
No New Posts Metal Smithing - 3 Viewing

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

946 13,269 Morrisonite earrings
by jasoninsd
Jun 12, 2021 23:14:57 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving

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

337 4,704 Dremel Diamond Drum
by miket
Jun 1, 2021 15:06:02 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

1,637 24,728 Door Stops
by amygdule
Jun 7, 2021 21:11:40 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 - 7 Viewing

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

152 2,656 My smallest sphere
by callmerob
Jun 15, 2021 18:57:01 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary DIY Articles and Tutorials - 5 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

101 2,933 Obsidian Rock Tumbling Tutorial
by ncboxorox
Jun 12, 2021 7:09:36 GMT -5

Additional Rock Related Topics

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No New Posts Rock Sciences, Articles and Information

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

553 4,458 Gravity?
by mohs
Jun 13, 2021 15:23:40 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.

13,378 144,806 Pet Wood From yard Sale
by aGates
Jun 15, 2021 20:06:14 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

6,074 62,684 Look what I found on my porch
by Brian
Jun 15, 2021 19:49:48 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Equipment - 5 Viewing

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


1,860 23,199 Anyone members capable of machining new saw shaft?
by Peruano
Jun 15, 2021 9:19:43 GMT -5
No New Posts Specimen Photos - 4 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

3,462 39,913 Teepee Canyon Agates - I'll Show Mine If You Show Yours
by jasoninsd
Jun 15, 2021 19:19:06 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts - 2 Viewing

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

1,121 11,998 Sharks teeth
by lookatthat
Jun 15, 2021 12:47:31 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help - 3 Viewing

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

2,895 24,011 Some help on ID
by jasoninsd
Jun 15, 2021 18:32:05 GMT -5

Member Community Pages

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No New Posts Member Photography - 2 Viewing

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

9,905 136,244 UPDATE: Bought One: ATTENTION: Camera Recommendations Needed
by rockindad
Jun 15, 2021 10:13:38 GMT -5
No New Posts Competition and Fun Contests - 5 Viewing

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

772 25,384 *~OPEN~* Cabochon Challenge, Jun 2021 Theme: BRECCIATED
by fencejumper
Jun 15, 2021 19:35:30 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

2,705 32,015 Jo Daviess county agate spots
by rmf
Jun 15, 2021 7:57:35 GMT -5
No New Posts Vendor Reviews and advice

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

1,343 11,001 Panama agate quartz lot aprox 25kg
by hummingbirdstones
Jun 15, 2021 9:26:11 GMT -5
No New Posts RTH Marketplace, Buy Sell Trade

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.

3,428 29,076 BIN Small flat rate boxes of slabs and slabettes - SOLD
by drocknut
Jun 4, 2021 11:32:15 GMT -5
No New Posts Life in General, Off-topic Chit-Chat Area - 3 Viewing

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

11,997 162,550 Music Thread
by amygdule
Jun 15, 2021 19:49:12 GMT -5


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