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Show us your latest finished product / Re: Aussie tumbled stones
« on: February 13, 2014, 01:29:32 PM »
heres another angle

Show us your latest finished product / Aussie tumbled stones
« on: February 13, 2014, 01:28:37 PM »
Thought id show you most of 2 years of tumbling ,I spose ive got the tumbling bug?

Shows and Events / Re: Cloncurry Rockhana
« on: February 10, 2014, 11:19:43 AM »
Nice soaking rain last night ,its a start but could do with the heavy down pours we normally get .hows your tank fullerton looks like you got a good amount last night. I see the council put a bit of a dam up in the river

I belive I found your boombox Nathan :P

General Discussion / Re: Joke of the Day
« on: January 30, 2014, 08:56:37 PM »
How true,waiting for a fishes a.. joke now

Gemstone Faceting / Re: Lambert Industries - overdue stones
« on: January 30, 2014, 08:49:28 PM »
3-4 months is the norm

Show off your Gems / Re: Small but beautiful ID Needed
« on: January 30, 2014, 08:47:33 PM »
If its not opal possibly very clean chalcedony? is that possible from granite?any basalt around the area?

Gemstone Discussions / Re: Diffused Sapphire ?
« on: January 28, 2014, 01:51:11 PM »
I like the zoned ones best ,not much of a question if its real when buying and makes for an original piece

Fossicking Locations / Re: Aussie spessartite
« on: January 24, 2014, 10:08:32 PM »
Yea i got a few small pieces from right down in the Entire valley but only one cutter Orange on one end going into red but only fairly small,I wouldnt say it was a worth while trip down there for the miles driven.

Show off your Gems / Re: Album: My new Collection
« on: January 24, 2014, 10:05:41 PM »
Did you find em ,if so u got onto a nice patch of good sized stones

Fossicking Locations / Re: Alice Springs Amethyst
« on: January 05, 2014, 08:04:36 PM »
Only thing I heard about the Alice Amethest is that it is small crystals,Ive never been but I cant say it would be that good If not many people go

Show us your latest finished product / Re: Tumbled stones
« on: January 05, 2014, 07:57:54 PM »
Yes it is prehnite and my apatite is gone too and the amethyst is not fun to tumble as it has to go for much loger on the fine stages and has lots of pits

Show us your latest finished product / Tumbled stones
« on: January 04, 2014, 03:34:41 PM »
My most recent batch before it got too hot in the shed hotthirsty

Tumblers and Media / Re: Tumbling Problems with Jasper
« on: January 03, 2014, 12:22:41 PM »
looks like you need smaller media-stones in with it ,or more of them I use a handfull of clean saw dust in with it and a table spoon of borax as well.This makes them easier to clean between stages and distributes the grit better -seems to work well for me.

Gemstone Faceting / Re: best start rough
« on: December 19, 2013, 10:44:46 AM »
I think garnet would be ok but the clearer stones and harder ones such as topaz could be better as they take a little more of the overcut factor out of it and require a your eye to see the facets with the reflection back at you -in the final stages which is good practise anyone else agree im just going off when i learnt

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