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by drocknut
Mar 26, 2023 21:44:28 GMT -5
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by velodromed
Mar 23, 2023 23:26:32 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

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by velodromed
Mar 26, 2023 10:53:30 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 3 Viewing

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

4,012 54,727 Flower Agate
by nursetumbler
Mar 26, 2023 23:07:59 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 5 Viewing

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

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11,980 161,839 Question about JB weld and wheels..
by manofglass
Mar 27, 2023 0:50:49 GMT -5
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5,103 65,196 Regency Rose Plume Agate Doublet Pendants
by bgoodz
Mar 27, 2023 0:19:38 GMT -5
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1,057 14,864 Unable to patina ear wires
by khara
Mar 26, 2023 11:33:59 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving - 1 Viewing

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

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364 5,078 Which saw to buy
by vance71975
Feb 8, 2023 17:06:14 GMT -5
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Show off your special projects, or finished pieces you created using alternative methods or materials, as you expand your creativity beyond simple lapidary

1,684 25,334 Intarsia Pendant & ER set
by hummingbirdstones
Mar 26, 2023 22:07:54 GMT -5
No New Posts Faceting, Gem Cutting, and Gemstones - 2 Viewing

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

117 1,652 Graves Index wheels? 96 tooth that will fit a Mk1?
by rads
Jan 20, 2023 8:41:24 GMT -5
No New Posts Sphere Making - 2 Viewing

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

169 2,856 My stupid expensive mistake
by jasoninsd
Mar 20, 2023 20:11:34 GMT -5

Additional Rock Related Topics

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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

771 5,734 2023 DZ2 - Big rock fly by this weekend
by mohs
Mar 23, 2023 23:17:43 GMT -5
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All things rock related that don't really seem to fit into a specific category.

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13,775 150,319 Green Obsidian?
by Fossilman
Mar 26, 2023 10:26:13 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 1 Viewing

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

6,377 65,948 Spiderman Jasper Slabs
by bgoodz
Mar 26, 2023 23:53:08 GMT -5
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Equipment related discussions including repairs, maintenance, refurbishing vintage equipment, or show us your home made equipment projects


2,210 26,775 DIY Fixes for Chicago Electric Tumbler from Harbor Freight
by quartz
Mar 26, 2023 23:34:45 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Specimens and Themed Threads - 3 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.

3,596 45,061 COPROLITE
by 1dave
Mar 26, 2023 20:19:41 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts

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

1,210 13,327 NEW for my cases: Snakeskin agate aka Wrasse Fossil
by liveoak
Mar 22, 2023 6:49:12 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help - 1 Viewing

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

3,274 27,458 Gypsum?
by vegasjames
Mar 26, 2023 19:43:18 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.

9,974 137,378 California's Central Coast
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Mar 25, 2023 7:19:34 GMT -5
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806 28,688 *~ OPEN ~* Cab Contest, March 2023 Theme: Candy or Dessert!
by khara
Mar 26, 2023 15:21:49 GMT -5
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Organize a rockhounding trip, request location information, advertise a show, or post your trip report with lots of pictures for us to enjoy

2,952 35,095 A quick trip with my grandson.
by bgoodz
Mar 27, 2023 0:30:00 GMT -5
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by chris1956
Mar 25, 2023 15:24:31 GMT -5
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3,680 31,659 WTB Tumbling Rough
by Mark K
Mar 26, 2023 21:21:10 GMT -5
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by realrockhound
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