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    ? a stone this can be

    I can't be sure ,but it looks like a fire agate . They usually have ,in geode form a chrystaline center. If yours has a bubbly top. or as you hold the stone . opposite the clear portion Then it most likely is a fire agate. and if you carve the bubbles very carefully you can bring out the fire colors. I hope this helped rock hunter.
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    Favorite Tools

    Has anyone considered a surgeon's scalpel? I just got myself a new one off the internet , with fifty blades for less than $20. I clamped two pieces of wood to each side , drilled them , pinned them with pieces of coat hanger rod cut to length. Peened each end after inserting through the holes. Then sanded the sides to make the handles the way I liked them. just like the one I've used for years. TRY IT> YOU'L LIKE IT.
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    JADE ..... ready, set, go !!!

    Hi bluesman.
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    Siberian Nephrite in Bulk (rough)

    Sorry, I suppose I get too excited , and get careless. And to be honest I am not very good with the protocol's in the forum yet. So I'll probably make more mistakes. anyway, Thanks for looking out for my interest's.
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    Siberian Nephrite in Bulk (rough)

    Question for Noblehouse. I like the color of the dark green. So do you have small pieces and at what price? jebsfacets@windstream.net
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    Hi everyone. I havn't carved any yet but intend to shortly. I reserched the subject and here is what I found. References are from the internet. Bradley W 1930-meerschaum beds in the greenriver formation of colorado, Wyoming, and Utah U S Geologic survey paper # 158 Next Bush & Faris. V. 1915- Meerschaum Deposits in New Mexico detail in Mining Journal # 99,941 next- Michel H. 1913, Coloidal chemistry of New Mexico meerschaum also --1914 Meerschaum in Grants Co. New Mexico...Koloid. Zeits. 14-146 Next Starretts Douglas B.--1907 Meerschaum in New Mexicovia U S Geologic survey Bulletin # 340, 466. This is from references in other literature. Places of known deposits-- Yavapai Co. Arizona, Chester Co. Pa. Inyo California Durago Mexico Dorsey Mine, in Bears Creek Canyon NM. Also Bears Mountain NM. Also Producing mine in Little Cottonwood Utah. I hope this is of some use to somebody. I am going to grants NM. to check on the possibility of getting some there. John.B.
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    New to a forumof any kind

    Thanks Janel. I looked at your work, and found it very nice. I intend to post a photo or two soon as I find the way. I havn't learned the computer well yet but hope to get it before long.
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    New to a forumof any kind

    I flew a cessna 175 for a few years till I had a heart attack. Still wish I could do some but can't pass the physical.Best wishe's on your continued good luck. Also thanks for the welcome.
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    New to a forumof any kind

    Hi Debbie I'm in T or C NM, just past El Paso Tx. and north about an hour on I 25. I carve imperial jasper, oregon sunstone, some ice cream opal, and a few other stones.Maybe when i figure out how to put a photo on thing here i'll do it. I just took a class in silver smithing so I can set a few of the stones I have faceted. I picked up a lot of my supply of stones while i was traveling in a fifth wheel trailor.
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    Whales teeth

    After all the possibilities , just go on the net and ask all the SCRIMSHANDERS who you will find there. They deal in ivory , both mastidon and wolly mammoth as well as animal ivory. I'll bet they can give you chapter and verse on the subject. One thing I do know is they ain't cheap.
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    Whales teeth

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    New to a forumof any kind

    Hi my name is John I usually carve in wood or gems. Sorry if I mess up in using the computer so please bear with me.I am a pilot, a scuba diver , which I don't do anymore because of age.I however do still cut gems and carve them, also woodcarve, and sometimes scrimshaw in ivory. Enjoy the desert where i live and go on hikes, while looking for stones.