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2,749 32,208 Introduction - From Southeast Texas
by victor1941
Oct 24, 2021 14:39:09 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.

165 1,518 Amazon add getting nuts
by amygdule
Oct 16, 2021 21:48:21 GMT -5

Lapidary Discussion Topics

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No New Posts Rock Tumbling - 22 Viewing

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

5,254 64,825 technical query: vibe polish for smooth beach pebbles
by miket
Oct 26, 2021 17:24:16 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 6 Viewing

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

3,706 50,817 Brand spankin new
by jasoninsd
Oct 26, 2021 18:38:51 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 8 Viewing

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

11,321 151,295 A happy Montana agate and more
by opalpyrexia
Oct 26, 2021 19:23:10 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

4,856 60,224 Something old, something new...
by rockjunquie
Oct 25, 2021 11:15:22 GMT -5
No New Posts Metal Smithing - 1 Viewing

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

962 13,406 turquoise ring
by jasoninsd
Oct 24, 2021 20:47:57 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving - 1 Viewing

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

340 4,756 Worry Stone Carving Complexities
by knave
Oct 22, 2021 10:05:34 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

1,644 24,807 Macrame' Bracelet
by fernwood
Oct 18, 2021 6:28:53 GMT -5
No New Posts Faceting, Gem Cutting, and Gemstones

Discussions and photos related to gemstones and faceting including specimens, tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

108 1,544 Hemimorphite
by knave
Oct 6, 2021 9:28:51 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

155 2,682 Geode #2
by callmerob
Oct 23, 2021 15:57:31 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary DIY Articles and Tutorials

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 2,954 FINAL RESULT Mookaite heat treated at home
by ncboxorox
Oct 16, 2021 16:10:24 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

592 4,715 LIVE: Volcano Erupts on La Palma in the Canary Islands
by Lumberlegs
Oct 25, 2021 21:00:03 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board - 5 Viewing

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

13,437 145,916 Three more for ID please
by rockjunquie
Oct 25, 2021 15:10:17 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 13 Viewing

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

6,151 63,570 Drool worthy slabs.
by jasoninsd
Oct 26, 2021 18:21:57 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Equipment - 11 Viewing

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


1,933 23,982 If Admin sees this...have question but can't post in Sales
by Tommy
Oct 26, 2021 9:49:04 GMT -5
No New Posts Specimen Photos - 2 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

3,485 41,185 Some randoms I picked up last weekend
by Lumberlegs
Oct 26, 2021 18:36:29 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts - 1 Viewing

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

1,136 12,158 Fossils? What kind? asking for a friend.
by rmf
Oct 22, 2021 6:13:43 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help - 3 Viewing

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

2,978 24,672 Is this a Crowley? and How should I polish it?
by stephan
Oct 26, 2021 8:01:44 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.

9,912 136,359 Cactus blooms from Huntington Gardens
by rickb
Oct 22, 2021 17:38:49 GMT -5
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Join in the various competitions and games that members create just for fun

778 25,929 *~ OPEN ~* Cab Challenge Oct 2021 Theme: Seasonal Colors
by knave
Oct 26, 2021 19:06:52 GMT -5
No New Posts Rockhounding Reports, Locations, Trips and Shows - 4 Viewing

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

2,748 32,476 Back from Arkansas
by CLErocks
Oct 24, 2021 16:39:17 GMT -5
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Leave a helpful review for a vendor or request information or recommendations on which vendor to choose

1,352 11,096 Turkish vendor review
by broseph82
Oct 11, 2021 20:29:19 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.

3,483 29,509 Highland Park B-12 Saw / Cabbing Unit for SALE Philly Area
by pizzij
Oct 26, 2021 16:21:46 GMT -5
No New Posts Life in General, Off-topic Chit-Chat Area - 2 Viewing

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

12,102 166,881 Advice needed
by LazerFlash
Oct 26, 2021 18:41:17 GMT -5


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mohs: coprophagy = when you you find a dung beetle in a corpro... Oct 24, 2021 15:20:08 GMT -5
amygdule: If I roll this schist long enough. It might turn into a sphere Oct 24, 2021 17:30:24 GMT -5
rickb: Schist sphere would look nice with garnets in it Oct 24, 2021 17:55:55 GMT -5 *
Wooferhound: That looks like my job today Oct 24, 2021 18:04:37 GMT -5
pizzij: Hey...I've been away for a few years. I see the rules have changed. If an admin sees this...I wanted to post a Highland Park b-12 unit for sale but I only have 37 posts to my name. Since it would be picked up in person...buyer could verify. Help? Oct 24, 2021 20:37:08 GMT -5
rickb: Oct 25, 2021 6:35:20 GMT -5
Wooferhound: It's the Beat Alls Oct 25, 2021 7:28:16 GMT -5
mohs: Oct 25, 2021 9:12:26 GMT -5
Wooferhound: Well, don't that Beat All Oct 25, 2021 10:28:54 GMT -5
mohs: u could root for it Oct 25, 2021 13:17:45 GMT -5
rickb: Beetlejuice - don't say this three times Oct 25, 2021 14:26:59 GMT -5
mohs: never saw that movie Oct 25, 2021 16:04:22 GMT -5
1dave: THIS is not casual chit-chat. Death of individual beetles is PERMANENT! (read-it) Oct 26, 2021 8:53:11 GMT -5
1dave: NO! Not a hair style permanent! The real thing - as in D-E-A-D! Forever and ever squisherated. Oct 26, 2021 8:56:31 GMT -5
1dave: Bad Business, even if they aren't wearing Edgar Suits. Oct 26, 2021 8:59:38 GMT -5
1dave: youtu.be/6BfNFjrNPUA Oct 26, 2021 9:09:36 GMT -5
rickb: the beetle was a road kill Oct 26, 2021 9:37:19 GMT -5 *
mohs: this is why we don't do it in the road,,,mostly Oct 26, 2021 10:26:59 GMT -5
herchenx: Just wanted to say hi Oct 26, 2021 17:53:23 GMT -5
rickb: buenas noches Oct 26, 2021 19:10:02 GMT -5