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by jasoninsd
Nov 30, 2020 20:48:45 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.

141 1,258 Important: Cloudinary (Upload File button) users please read
by Tommy
Nov 23, 2020 23:10:29 GMT -5

Lapidary Discussion Topics

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No New Posts Rock Tumbling - 6 Viewing

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

4,839 59,575 I'm thinking about tumbling a batch of rocks for a year.
by allbetzoff
Nov 30, 2020 23:32:19 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 2 Viewing

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

3,500 47,768 Snakes and Stones
by jasoninsd
Nov 30, 2020 7:39:45 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 2 Viewing

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

10,925 145,491 Swoops and circles
by stephan
Nov 30, 2020 21:30:05 GMT -5
No New Posts Wire Wrapping

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

4,739 58,181 Wire Wrapping Projects - Batch #20
by Mel
Nov 30, 2020 13:19:54 GMT -5
No New Posts Metal Smithing

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

894 12,478 Kaleidoscope prism stone
by jasoninsd
Nov 30, 2020 18:28:29 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving

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

333 4,652 Rock Grinder
by NevadaBill
Nov 27, 2020 14:36:18 GMT -5
No New Posts Creations, intarsia, glass, metal, etc. - 1 Viewing

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

1,619 24,475 Jim Kaufmann Intarsia
by rockjunquie
Nov 28, 2020 14:14:20 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

101 1,467 My first agate find!
by stephan
Nov 25, 2020 0:15:33 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

146 2,545 Old Xerox sphere machine motor gear replacement...
by DirtCleaner
Nov 2, 2020 9:19:31 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary DIY Articles and Tutorials - 1 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

97 2,876 Lace agate tutorial- Huge # of pics
by stephan
Nov 24, 2020 0:31:59 GMT -5

Additional Rock Related Topics

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No New Posts Rock Sciences, Articles and Information - 4 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

493 4,091 Rock Paintings in the Amazon
by rwa3006
Nov 30, 2020 7:58:55 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board - 6 Viewing

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

13,257 142,846 New & Looking For Guidance
by manofglass
Nov 30, 2020 23:30:20 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

5,959 61,351 Unknown
by drocknut
Nov 30, 2020 11:20:41 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


1,786 22,416 Any info on lapidarysupplier.com?
by hummingbirdstones
Nov 30, 2020 22:55:39 GMT -5
No New Posts Specimen Photos - 1 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

3,395 37,597 Fairburn Friday
by miket
Nov 30, 2020 23:39:09 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts

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

1,101 11,765 The Agatized Stromatolites of the Horse Spring Formation
by 1dave
Nov 30, 2020 23:50:17 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help - 1 Viewing

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

2,795 23,078 What the heck is this?
by melikerock
Nov 30, 2020 20:41:47 GMT -5

Member Community Pages

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No New Posts Member Photography

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

9,886 135,933 A couple of weeks around SW Utah
by Starguy
Nov 27, 2020 1:53:58 GMT -5
No New Posts Competition and Fun Contests - 1 Viewing

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

760 24,191 RTH Cabochon Challenge, Nov 2020, Theme: Moss Agate
by stephan
Dec 1, 2020 0:39:02 GMT -5
No New Posts Rockhounding Reports, Locations, Trips and Shows - 5 Viewing

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

2,657 31,623 Decisions
by Toad
Nov 30, 2020 10:02:29 GMT -5
No New Posts Vendor Reviews and advice - 4 Viewing

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

1,319 10,789 Hi-Tech Diamond Black Friday Prices
by hummingbirdstones
Nov 27, 2020 10:05:30 GMT -5
No New Posts RTH Marketplace, Buy Sell Trade - 2 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.

3,350 27,968 ......HOLIDAY ROCK/SLAB/ Auction ....$1
by EricD
Nov 30, 2020 22:13:25 GMT -5
No New Posts Life in General, Off-topic Chit-Chat Area - 1 Viewing

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

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by stephan
Dec 1, 2020 1:12:12 GMT -5


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mohs: all good things... Nov 28, 2020 17:17:18 GMT -5
mohs: m (chewie) stly Nov 28, 2020 17:17:51 GMT -5
mohs: stopped at yard sale... bought a monitor,,, easy to haul install... nice upgrade,,, made my day,,,mohs Nov 28, 2020 19:07:09 GMT -5
mohs: oyeah 5 dollha 8-) Nov 28, 2020 19:08:11 GMT -5
rickb: (thumbs-up) can you see me now? Nov 28, 2020 19:41:03 GMT -5
rickb: Picked up a nice dvd player for $5. @ yard sale last Sat. - prob should have gotten the Harman Kardon AV tuner for 30. too Nov 28, 2020 19:46:57 GMT -5 *
mohs: (lol) Nov 28, 2020 20:24:42 GMT -5
Wooferhound: If you can hear me . . . show me a Sign ... Nov 29, 2020 8:11:19 GMT -5
mohs: Nov 29, 2020 10:33:50 GMT -5
rickb: a brazilian doughnut Nov 29, 2020 12:09:55 GMT -5 *
rockpickerforever: I think he is showing turtling. Can't tell for sure... It is too thick to show an iris. Nov 29, 2020 19:32:53 GMT -5
rickb: Answer later as it appears he has Mohsyed off for awhile Nov 30, 2020 8:53:30 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: It seems soh, mohstly. :D (rolleyes) Hope he is somewhere having a Sunny day (sunshine) Nov 30, 2020 10:17:41 GMT -5 *
mohs: Thanks! I did - had lovely sunny stroll through hohokamland, hope its a trend,,,mohsi`n (chewie) Nov 30, 2020 10:48:02 GMT -5
1dave: Hohokamland has been Mohed Nov 30, 2020 12:18:52 GMT -5
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rockpickerforever: We went to Kohl's on Black Friday, bought me some new pants. Never shopped on that day before, was expecting a huge crowd, but it wasn't there. They were home shopping online, lol! Bought a couple of 9 mm Glock 17s, will pick those up Dec 7. Nov 30, 2020 22:10:52 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: At a gun store, not Kohl's! Nov 30, 2020 22:11:42 GMT -5
amygdule: I stayed Home... Dec 1, 2020 1:07:47 GMT -5