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    Three new batches of polished rock, first is agates from Colorado, second is some blue coral and last is an assortment

  • #2
    Sweet! I really like those beige/brown ones! Thanks for sharing!
    Josh (Ky/Tn collector)

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    • #3
      willjo - those are some beautiful rocks. Do you polish them all together and how long does it usually take. Those are awesome, especially the last pic with all the different patterns.
      NE Central Tenn - Any day on this side of the grass is a good day. -Chuck-

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      • willjo
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        I have a home made rock tumbler that uses the Lorotone 3 lb. drums. it will spin six at one time and it takes four weeks to finish a batch of rocks. week one 80 grit, week two 220 grit, week three ,600 grit and week 4 Aluminum oxide for hard stones. With the different drums I can polish six different types of stones at same time

    • #4
      I have always liked agates.
      Bruce
      In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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      • #5
        Have a rock tumbler I bought thinking I'd polish sea glass & but then wondered what I'd do with it since I find so much of the real stuff. Just another weight holding down the garage. ☹️
        Nice agates but I'm partial to the coral.
        Child of the tides

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        • #6
          This is one thread I would like Roger would follow silica takes on forms we call it jasper quartzite chert agate chalcedony flint what I would like to know the make up pretty sure volcanic glass is one of purest form of silica
          Look to the ground for it holds the past!

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          • #7
            Oh BTW we are running out sand to make windows
            Look to the ground for it holds the past!

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            • #8
              Okay understand that formation of silica changes do to how it is processed weather it was pressured or molten
              Look to the ground for it holds the past!

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              • #9
                Sorry but when it comes down to lithics you should not discount sandstone or Ryolite quarts and even dolomite not as strong but still silica based lol Charlie will get off my soap stone box
                which Charlie I still hold as my prize in my collection
                Look to the ground for it holds the past!

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                  • 2ndoldman
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                    I love the colours in these ones Johnny.
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