collapse

Author Topic: Where to Buy Slabs/Rough for Cabbing  (Read 404 times)

xcvator

  • ALF'er Bronze Member
  • *
  • Posts: 17
    • View Profile
    • Email
Where to Buy Slabs/Rough for Cabbing
« on: July 04, 2020, 01:22:14 AM »
I've just finished building a slant cabber (sorry Leah) and I've done a couple of practice cabs, but I now need to buy some stone for cabbing. The Covid thing has kept me at home so I can't go fossicking.

Any suggestions as to who might have some for sale, positively no gem/opal at this stage, just stuff that I can practice on.I'm happy to pay reasonable prices, but my budget is very limited.
I'm on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

https://youtu.be/-1tAgiqZpZU

https://youtu.be/eAFzz12DlwE

Rusted

  • ALF'er Platinum
  • *
  • Posts: 458
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Where to Buy Slabs/Rough for Cabbing
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2020, 07:11:33 AM »
I'm happy to help, PM me your address and I will put together a little package that you can have for the price of postage, Agate Petrified wood and whatever else I can find. I'm in Central Vic so it shouldn't take Aus post long to get it to you.

Bucket

  • ALF'er VIP
  • *
  • Posts: 935
    • View Profile
Re: Where to Buy Slabs/Rough for Cabbing
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2020, 10:33:59 AM »
Your location should be handy to Tom Kapitany's place in Devon Meadows. Worth a visit for purchasing rough and if you're a member of a lapidary club, they offer a discount. They also do mail/phone order and the staff a very helpful. I don't work there but always visit when in Melbourne. Here's a link: https://www.crystalworldaustralia.com/
Common sense isn't exactly common

tinker

  • ALF'er Platinum
  • *
  • Posts: 419
    • MSN Messenger - colbell57@hotmail.com
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Where to Buy Slabs/Rough for Cabbing
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2020, 10:03:38 AM »
Yes agree with Bucket, Crystalworld Devon Meadows is a great spot, loads of material and it like a rockhound Lolly Shop hotthirsty

Jamo

  • ALF'er VIP
  • *
  • Posts: 1700
  • Gippsland Rocks!
    • View Profile
Re: Where to Buy Slabs/Rough for Cabbing
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2020, 12:12:07 AM »
Gem shows are a great place for rough too ... but unfortunately none of them happening at the moment.


Friendly Heart Gems also has good material which they post ... and at reasonable prices. I've got some from them and have been very happy with it. You can find them on fb and Nathan is often here on ALF
Baaa humbug, not enough fossicking time!

xcvator

  • ALF'er Bronze Member
  • *
  • Posts: 17
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Where to Buy Slabs/Rough for Cabbing
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2020, 11:19:10 AM »
I'm happy to help, PM me your address and I will put together a little package that you can have for the price of postage, Agate Petrified wood and whatever else I can find. I'm in Central Vic so it shouldn't take Aus post long to get it to you.

Just got a lovely little package of stones to play with, thanks for that Rusted, tried to call but you must be out.
Send me you bank details and I will pay for the postage. Brilliant stones and the packaging wasn't too shabby either
 beers beers beers

Rusted

  • ALF'er Platinum
  • *
  • Posts: 458
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Where to Buy Slabs/Rough for Cabbing
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2020, 06:20:03 AM »
Glad they finally arrived, I hope you have fun with them.

Tags:
 

* Sponsor

HTML Online Editor Sample

ALF is hosted by Aussie Sapphire as a free service to the Lapidary community.

Visit our website here
Phone 1800 50 21 40
Or find us on Facebook

Recent Activities

Weld River by MALACHI
[August 06, 2020, 04:26:38 PM]


Gemstones in Victoria by GraziePrego
[August 06, 2020, 03:20:02 PM]


Nundle and hanging rock trip by Kickingrocks
[July 31, 2020, 07:20:02 PM]


Concave Cutter by Giel
[July 31, 2020, 03:53:37 AM]


Topaz by Navneetgems
[July 30, 2020, 09:53:59 PM]


Please I need help deciding on a rock tumbler ✌ by MakkyBrown
[July 30, 2020, 09:47:18 PM]


Amethyst by Navneetgems
[July 27, 2020, 08:21:56 PM]


Hall Xtra faceting machine speed controller. by rusty46
[July 27, 2020, 11:00:49 AM]


"breaking in" new 1200/3000 grit topper laps by Giel
[July 24, 2020, 03:19:33 AM]


Gemstone Questions by Navneetgems
[July 22, 2020, 10:48:08 PM]


Emerald Cuts, any tips? by Navneetgems
[July 20, 2020, 10:20:02 PM]


Gerald Wykoff CJP ebooks and CD collection wanted by FireFlyer
[July 18, 2020, 03:13:30 AM]

* Calendar

August 2020
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
2 3 4 5 6 [7] 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 24
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 1
  • Dot Users Online:

* Find us on Facebook

* Forum Stats

  • stats Total Members: 4352
  • stats Total Posts: 56152
  • stats Total Topics: 5983
  • stats Total Categories: 6
  • stats Total Boards: 27
  • stats Most Online: 773