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3,312 39,688 Hi!
by rockjunquie
Sept 30, 2023 18:08:58 GMT -5
No New Posts Forum Technical Help and Testing

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244 2,177 How to upload a pdf ?
by Tommy
Sept 27, 2023 13:29:27 GMT -5

Lapidary Discussion Topics

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No New Posts Rock Tumbling - 24 Viewing

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

5,978 75,204 Obsidian Advice? - Updated EVEN MORE on 09/29/2023!!!!!
by jasoninsd
Sept 29, 2023 20:55:28 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 9 Viewing

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

4,114 56,522 Shiny rocks- Small batch
by velodromed
Sept 29, 2023 23:26:43 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 18 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

12,123 163,478 Sunset Siren
by dillonf
Sept 30, 2023 22:08:58 GMT -5
No New Posts Wire Wrapping - 8 Viewing

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

Sub-board: Wire Wrapping Tutorials

5,135 65,916 September Wrapper's Challenge
by rockjunquie
Sept 29, 2023 12:20:35 GMT -5
No New Posts Metal Smithing - 8 Viewing

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

Sub-board: Metal Smithing Tutorials

1,073 15,050 new earring
by rockbrain
Sept 9, 2023 16:48:36 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

367 5,105 Sources for Carving Material?
by calybos
Sept 1, 2023 15:37:08 GMT -5
No New Posts Special Creations (intarsia, glass, metal, etc.) - 3 Viewing

Show off your special projects, or finished pieces you created using alternative methods or materials, as you expand your creativity beyond simple lapidary

1,689 25,437 Medieval Fair Clay and Tumbleds Sculptures
by realrockhound
Sept 26, 2023 15:30:15 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

118 1,673 Here’s my lame attempt at faceting
by pauls
Jul 22, 2023 1:42:35 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

174 2,897 How to make an egg?
by stardiamond
Sept 13, 2023 20:42:37 GMT -5

Additional Rock Related Topics

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No New Posts Rock Sciences, Articles and Information - 8 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

827 5,934 Where Are We?
by wargrafix
Sept 29, 2023 4:05:05 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board - 24 Viewing

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

Sub-board: Other Articles and Tutorials

13,897 151,905 What do you see in your rocks?
by realrockhound
Sept 30, 2023 23:48:26 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 19 Viewing

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

6,461 66,852 Tales from the junk pile. (Morrisonite)
by pebblesky
Sept 30, 2023 23:56:08 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


2,315 27,792 Say goodbye to Lortone Tumblers...
by PrettyGritty
Sept 30, 2023 23:51:15 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Specimens and Themed Threads - 8 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.

3,621 46,003 COPROLITE
by RWA3006
Sept 30, 2023 21:15:26 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts - 5 Viewing

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

1,223 13,487 My best rock hunting find ever happened yesterday
by 1dave
Sept 30, 2023 6:47:42 GMT -5
No New Posts The Meteorites Board

The meteorite board is a gathering space where meteorite enthusiasts, collectors, researchers, and artists engage in discussions, share knowledge, and showcase their passion for these extraterrestrial relics. Through a dynamic array of threads, members exchange insights on meteorite identification, classification, scientific research, creative applications, and collecting experiences.

31 275 NASA's Lander Detects Stunning Meteoroid Impact on Mars
by vegasjames
Sept 12, 2023 7:59:35 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help - 12 Viewing

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

3,355 28,268 Found outside Kitui, Kenya
by rockjunquie
Sept 30, 2023 18:01:20 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.

9,981 137,503 Südtiroler Ritterspiele 2023
by pebblesky
Sept 30, 2023 23:57:54 GMT -5
No New Posts Competition and Fun Contests - 7 Viewing

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

814 29,467 *~ NOW OPEN ~* Cab Contest, Sep 2023 - Theme: Autumn Color
by khara
Sept 30, 2023 23:28:40 GMT -5
No New Posts Rockhounding Reports, Locations, Trips and Shows - 15 Viewing

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

3,017 35,950 Yellowstone river 2023
by lunker
Sept 27, 2023 22:22:38 GMT -5
No New Posts Vendor Reviews and advice - 2 Viewing

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

1,401 11,790 Anyone buy from CopperBrookFarms on Etsy?
by pebblesky
Sept 28, 2023 17:54:21 GMT -5
No New Posts RTH Marketplace, Buy Sell Trade - 7 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.

3,762 32,382 Bulk cab sale
by stardiamond
Sept 30, 2023 21:52:11 GMT -5
No New Posts Life in General, Off-topic Chit-Chat Area - 15 Viewing

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

12,577 180,539 The Official Day In Pictures Thread™️
by rickb
Sept 30, 2023 10:36:05 GMT -5


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Wooferhound: Hey ... now there's 3 rocks missing Sept 26, 2023 10:22:52 GMT -5
rickb: How many pounds of rocks and minerals will you use in your lifetime? Sept 26, 2023 15:32:38 GMT -5
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