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2,228 26,209 Petrified wood - what kind of wood is it?
by RocksInNJ
Apr 7, 2020 19:47:22 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

4,602 56,193 Sodalite
by RocksInNJ
Apr 7, 2020 20:37:29 GMT -5
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3,399 46,170 Why am I buying tumbled rocks?
by RocksInNJ
Apr 7, 2020 21:06:28 GMT -5
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All things related to creating cabochons, including photos of your latest masterpieces, works in progress, or requests for advice

10,582 141,342 First Cabochons
by hummingbirdstones
Apr 7, 2020 20:59:29 GMT -5
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4,656 56,883 Willow Creek Jasper wrap
by miket
Apr 7, 2020 9:40:19 GMT -5
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861 12,001 TEXTURE PLATES for jewelry making
by melhill1659
Apr 6, 2020 14:08:25 GMT -5
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326 4,568 What (budget) tools are best for carving and polishing?
by zarguy
Mar 31, 2020 17:57:36 GMT -5
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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

1,598 24,135 Drilling Metal Question
by pauls
Apr 7, 2020 18:13:03 GMT -5
No New Posts Faceting, Gem Cutting, and Gemstones - 1 Viewing

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96 1,401 Let's talk faceting machines
by pauls
Mar 11, 2020 6:29:32 GMT -5
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141 2,490 Sphere Machine Robbins Myers Xerox motors Busted Gear fix?
by oregon
Mar 20, 2020 11:47:19 GMT -5
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97 2,861 Dry Polishing Tutorial (rotary tumbler)
by RocksInNJ
Mar 12, 2020 23:22:16 GMT -5

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429 3,592 The Universe
by mohs
Apr 7, 2020 19:32:19 GMT -5
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13,100 141,041 anti-virus 3
by greig
Apr 7, 2020 15:18:25 GMT -5
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We want to see your rock slabs, fresh off the saw. Saws, blades, maintenance, refurbishing, or just cutting rocks in general

5,805 59,910 Lucky cut?
by Tommy
Apr 7, 2020 14:09:24 GMT -5
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1,672 21,375 think saw blades less noisy? 8" MK 303
by taylor
Apr 7, 2020 20:24:50 GMT -5
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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

3,254 35,548 slab of a Brazilian agate
by taylor
Apr 6, 2020 22:20:23 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts

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

1,068 11,554 Fossil Shark Found in Mammoth Cave KY
by agatemaggot
Mar 29, 2020 21:33:51 GMT -5
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Post photos and ask questions to get help identifying your unknown rocks and specimens

2,666 22,038 Royal imperial w/green staining?
by rocks2dust
Apr 5, 2020 15:28:26 GMT -5

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9,849 135,440 Gillespie Dam Bridge
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Apr 7, 2020 3:08:14 GMT -5
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729 22,381 FCC APR 2020
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Apr 7, 2020 20:50:07 GMT -5
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2,595 30,920 Video - Collecting Apatite Crystals in Ontario
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Apr 7, 2020 15:23:55 GMT -5
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3,212 26,890 Pair of Lortone 8" Exact Span Sanding Drums
by oregon
Apr 7, 2020 20:21:23 GMT -5
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11,634 150,953 The Official Day In Pictures Thread™️
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Apr 7, 2020 21:00:43 GMT -5


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Wooferhound: Enjoy swimming at the Shoutbox Ool , you may notice that the P is missing , let's keep it that way . Apr 7, 2020 7:47:58 GMT -5 *
amygdule: It's Cheese Taco Tuesday... (rolleyes) Apr 7, 2020 7:54:03 GMT -5 *
mohs: pee (rolleyes) wiz Apr 7, 2020 8:27:33 GMT -5 *
rickb: so, can't drool (drooling) in the ool either Apr 7, 2020 8:54:43 GMT -5
Apr 7, 2020 8:58:16 GMT -5 *
rickb: what, no spray can of cheez Apr 7, 2020 9:00:28 GMT -5 *
mohs: ou pu lala... Apr 7, 2020 9:01:15 GMT -5
Wooferhound: If you take a moon-rock - it is yours until someone takes it. For as long as no one takes it, it is yours. Apr 7, 2020 9:28:33 GMT -5 *
rickb: Keith Moon could rock Apr 7, 2020 9:44:20 GMT -5
mohs: MrGonZo rocks ! Apr 7, 2020 9:47:27 GMT -5
Wooferhound: Pop Rocks Apr 7, 2020 10:52:43 GMT -5
rickb: mom rocks too Apr 7, 2020 11:37:28 GMT -5 *
rickb: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgFRRnyNd3E Apr 7, 2020 11:42:25 GMT -5
mohs: zia pepina rocks (love) time for loooonch !! Apr 7, 2020 13:00:52 GMT -5
joshuamcduffie: What’s Zia Pepina? Apr 7, 2020 19:37:36 GMT -5
mohs: my great aunt from Asti, Italy- She was funny lady and never missed looonch (yahoo) Apr 7, 2020 19:44:06 GMT -5
mohs: Fire at her apartment complex.
Phoenix T.V news interviewed her
sitting at a bus stop… she said:
Apr 7, 2020 19:53:41 GMT -5
mohs: “O I ran & yelled everyone!
Take nothing …
Apr 7, 2020 19:54:19 GMT -5
mohs: Camera pans back.
She’s sitting at that bus stop
w/ her portable T.V and a suitcase.
and probably looo (rofl) nch
Apr 7, 2020 19:55:55 GMT -5
mohs: Her name was Phillipo Gallo
We called her Zia Pepina (love)
Apr 7, 2020 19:57:27 GMT -5