Sigi, It's a round green rock with a nice shine! I'm sorry, I guess there's a smart A in every bunch. I guess it was my turn today. Only a guess, but I would say it is some slight varation of chrysophras. Kinda gemmy lookin! pretty cab though..........gr
Post by FrogAndBearCreations on Apr 19, 2011 12:12:52 GMT -5
sounds like a dubbed name by who ever sales the rough.
I have purchased stone rough that is sold under names that are not its true ID. It takes some digging to find out the true name of the stone
of the stuff I have purchases under other than what it really is:
Piccasso jasper - really a marble Zebra jasper - really a marble Cotton candy serpentine - none/no pictures exists for this stuff purchased from a friend in New Mexico who went out rock hounding and brought it back and sold it as cotton candy serpentine Vista onyx - from Mexico but maybe not really onyx at all but some sort of mix of onyx travertine
there are lots of others too numerous to get started on
Some gemological data's: density: 2,66 g/cm³ RI (Spot): 1,545 Chelsea-filter: reddish dark brown, strong hardness:~6,5-7,0 pleochroism: grayish green/yellowish green, very strong inclusions: little pyrite
dmm: Hello fellow rock hounds. Newbie member
Dec 10, 2013 16:37:42 GMT -5
Fossilman: Welcome dmm.....
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wampidy: I feel for ya Scott. I am allergic to some nuts which I love but I feel like s..// when I accidentally down some peanuts. I can eat cashews but I can't eat them because they have some peanuts in them. GO FIGURE.
Dec 10, 2013 19:52:50 GMT -5
Shotgunner: finished two spheres tonight! woot! Pix to follow, maybe even manana.
Dec 10, 2013 23:02:26 GMT -5
roy: did you get that amy-sage sphere done yet !!!!!
Dec 11, 2013 10:32:02 GMT -5
drocknut: Welcome dmm
Dec 11, 2013 13:40:18 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Playing with rocks today (rock therapy, right Nancie?) Mineral oil and rock snot up past my elbows, lol. Now I have a bucket of oily rocks and a dirty saw to clean, ugh. Then on to the flat lap cabbing some stones...
Dec 11, 2013 14:58:16 GMT -5
Shotgunner: yay!! Jean is back!!
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rockpickerforever: Scott, you are incorrigible, LOL! And yes, I know which one you mean. I love you, too! Now I've got a mess to go clean up.
Dec 11, 2013 15:54:29 GMT -5
Shotgunner: no roy, not even done with the cube yet! lol bizzy at work today, no pix.
Dec 11, 2013 15:58:51 GMT -5
jamesp: The biggest mess at Jean's house is Jean herself. Welcome back. How was Tahiti ?
Dec 11, 2013 16:40:57 GMT -5
darkdude: hi im new here i just posted in the rock id section, and im looking for help and answers cheers
Dec 11, 2013 17:14:49 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: What can I say? I'm complex. And that's a HOT mess to you, jamesp, lol! Tahiti, don't I wish! Thanks, James, now ya got me daydreaming....warm....beaches.... Oh, where was I? Slabs are cleaned, photos taken, saw will have to wait until tomorrow.
Dec 11, 2013 18:02:30 GMT -5
roy: well dang it scott I have been waiting to see that
Dec 12, 2013 0:14:32 GMT -5
darkdude: would it be possible to polish sandstone using a dremel?
Dec 12, 2013 9:25:19 GMT -5
roy: never tried to polish sandstone could tell ya
Dec 12, 2013 10:12:30 GMT -5
herchenx: darkdude not likely, although I am constantly amazed at what folks manage to do... Any sandstone I've seen crumbles and is too porous to shine, but maybe if you have some that is very dense and has been saturated with silica it might?
Dec 12, 2013 15:21:38 GMT -5
darkdude: well this sandstone doesnt seem to absorb water any faster than normal stone, it took about 5 seconds of sawing with stainless steel scissors to cut it, so it seems quite strong its just so pretty being blood red and yellow lol i have to try it.
Dec 12, 2013 18:18:46 GMT -5
darkdude: if it works it looks so good with blood red and yellow, no one seems to have seen it before it would be good. im going to go at it with a fine grade bit, and on a slow speed, and just do it any times, slowely rather than fast
Dec 12, 2013 18:19:59 GMT -5