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by hummingbirdstones
Sept 24, 2021 21:17:47 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.

163 1,485 How do I delete my profile?
by Tommy
Sept 25, 2021 8:24:56 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

5,203 64,136 Breaking big pieces?
by afterburnt
Sept 25, 2021 12:25:17 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 11 Viewing

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

3,678 50,448 A Whole Lot of Hodgpeodge
by bleu
Sept 25, 2021 12:39:15 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 10 Viewing

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

11,277 150,343 Noreena jasper
by holajonathan
Sept 25, 2021 12:48:10 GMT -5
No New Posts Wire Wrapping - 2 Viewing

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

4,850 60,142 Copper Patina
by rockpickerforever
Sept 20, 2021 21:05:07 GMT -5
No New Posts Metal Smithing

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

958 13,368 A couple of pendants
by rockindad
Sept 12, 2021 20:21:24 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving - 1 Viewing

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

339 4,721 Worry Stone Carving Complexities
by hummingbirdstones
Sept 24, 2021 22:12:03 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

1,640 24,768 How to Make Tumbled Crosses
by jman
Sept 22, 2021 19:07:42 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 1,543 Manual for Fac-Ette Gemmaster Seattle
by lorney
Sept 9, 2021 22:32:50 GMT -5
No New Posts Sphere Making

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

154 2,677 How to make your own polishing cups.
by callmerob
Aug 23, 2021 13:09:49 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

101 2,950 cutting 90 degree inside corners for crosses
by lapitup
Sept 3, 2021 8:03:30 GMT -5

Additional Rock Related Topics

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No New Posts Rock Sciences, Articles and Information

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

581 4,620 Old Tracks
by victor1941
Sept 24, 2021 10:40:53 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board - 11 Viewing

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

13,419 145,645 20 dangerous minerals you don't want to lick
by stephan
Sept 24, 2021 23:42:34 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 2 Viewing

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

6,135 63,339 Beacon star 16”, power feed slippage
by bozod
Sept 25, 2021 10:47:41 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Equipment - 3 Viewing

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


1,908 23,767 What is this and how much what does it sell for?
by perkins17
Sept 25, 2021 9:53:46 GMT -5
No New Posts Specimen Photos - 3 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

3,483 40,931 COPROLITE
by rockpickerforever
Sept 25, 2021 10:00:28 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts - 1 Viewing

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

1,133 12,116 Black Coral + ?'s
by fernwood
Sept 21, 2021 4:13:50 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help - 1 Viewing

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

2,955 24,465 Rock Identifier App.
by sid
Sept 25, 2021 14:05:56 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.

9,910 136,340 Vacation Souvenir
by jasoninsd
Sept 21, 2021 0:10:39 GMT -5
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Join in the various competitions and games that members create just for fun

777 25,736 *~ OPEN ~* Cab Challenge Sep 2021 Theme: Northwest Jasper
by stephan
Sept 23, 2021 19:43:02 GMT -5
No New Posts Rockhounding Reports, Locations, Trips and Shows - 9 Viewing

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

2,741 32,367 Video: Collecting crystals at public site Ontario (Canada)
by MsAli
Sept 25, 2021 6:10:47 GMT -5
No New Posts Vendor Reviews and advice

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

1,350 11,074 The Rock Shed
by JR8675309
Sept 25, 2021 10:03:20 GMT -5
No New Posts RTH Marketplace, Buy Sell Trade

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.

3,467 29,356 Twin Lot-O Tumbler
by rockindad
Sept 24, 2021 19:41:40 GMT -5
No New Posts Life in General, Off-topic Chit-Chat Area - 3 Viewing

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

12,077 165,971 The Official Day In Pictures Thread™️
by holajonathan
Sept 25, 2021 11:54:20 GMT -5


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rickb: Sept 24, 2021 18:58:18 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: I saw that . Should have already passed over you and headed west. Rain is tapering off, I'm gonna call in my order and go pick it up. Sept 24, 2021 19:14:23 GMT -5
amygdule: Can you take some pictures of your Tacos for me to drool over ? Sept 24, 2021 19:49:00 GMT -5
mohs: Chandler is having it Rock'n Street Taco Fest this weekend -Butte Sept 24, 2021 20:03:55 GMT -5
mohs: Sept 24, 2021 20:16:36 GMT -5
mohs: mohs approved (thumbs-up) just good hard shell taco's! c'mon over ! Sept 24, 2021 20:18:06 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Sorry, , no hard shell tacos, rolled

Sept 24, 2021 21:38:49 GMT -5 *
rockpickerforever: And 1/2 ofthe best shrimp burrito!

Sept 24, 2021 21:41:21 GMT -5
amygdule: Thank You... Sept 24, 2021 21:44:06 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: You're welcome. Sorry you had to wait for it. I had to take pics, then eat it, and thenget the pics resized and posted. Let me tell ya, it was Muy deliciosa! Sept 24, 2021 21:53:24 GMT -5
amygdule: Meanwhile, I went digging through the pantry and found some old taco shells from 2019
Sept 24, 2021 22:12:45 GMT -5 *
rockpickerforever: , ya reckon they are stale? Sept 24, 2021 22:15:41 GMT -5
amygdule: Just toast them in the oven. Sept 24, 2021 22:18:41 GMT -5
amygdule: Then they become Nice and Crispy Sept 24, 2021 23:29:07 GMT -5 *
rickb: then add some Sept 25, 2021 6:01:09 GMT -5 *
mohs: muy bueno! Sept 25, 2021 9:34:11 GMT -5
mohs: Sept 25, 2021 9:34:37 GMT -5
rickb: (thumbs-up) Sept 25, 2021 9:54:02 GMT -5
mohs: should have named it MostlyTacoho's Sept 25, 2021 11:39:24 GMT -5 *
mohs: soft shell tostada Sept 25, 2021 11:42:21 GMT -5