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Old 11-19-2014, 08:11 PM   #21
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Re: Oregon rockhounding?

And another one, 6x6mm and 1.0 carats...
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:42 PM   #22
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And another one, 6x6mm and 1.0 carats...
Might be the last green sunstone Jan does, after all the 'fun' he had polishing it.


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Old 11-20-2014, 09:29 PM   #24
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Yeah, something about the cleavage planes hit me at polish time. There's a reason I don't drink while cutting, but do when polishing!

Attached is a cabochon from one of the stones Herb had. It was really too thik to make a decent facetted stone, but what a cab! It is very clear until the schiller reflects the bright light!

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Old 11-20-2014, 11:22 PM   #25
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So who is rich here, Jan or Herb? Awesome looking anyway.
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Re: Oregon rockhounding?

Awesome work. I dabble with silver and enamel and know much work Jan put in very impressive.
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Old 11-23-2014, 06:48 PM   #27
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So who is rich here, Jan or Herb? Awesome looking anyway.
They're Herb's. He found 'em and I'm cutting them for a slight fee. I used to do a bunch of cutting but have much more fun cutting them for the actual finders. He just has to put up with my scheduling, but now I've almost finished the 4th stone :-)

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Re: Oregon rockhounding?

Jan sent me a couple pics of the latest one that he finished.

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After (8.3x6.5mm and 1.3ct.):


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Old 04-05-2015, 08:13 PM   #29
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Raw state:


Cabbed:


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Unfortunately, the guy I found on Etsy to wrap the stone in copper, didn't listen to me when I asked for the fat end to be on top (shows the schiller much better), but all in all, my wife was thrilled when I had my son give it to here for our anniversary.


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I don't know, it looks great that way.
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