Australian Peanut Wood

I am glad to say that I was able to get my hands on some really nice Australian Peanut Wood this year.  For those that are not familiar with this unique petrified wood, I’d like to explain a little bit about it. This petrified wood comes from the western range of Australia near Carnarvon, Australia.  The […]

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Arizona Tigers Eye

  When you first think of the gem Tigers Eye, most people think of the golden chatoyant gem that come from classic locations of Africa and Australia.  While these two countries produce the majority of lapidary grade Tigers Eye, there is a modest deposit that occurs on the San Carlos Indian Reservation, Gila County, Arizona. […]

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Sonora Sunrise A Vibrant Lapidary Rock

The lapidary rock “Sonora Sunrise” with it’s multi-colored copper mix conjures up images of a blazing morning sunrise.  This lapidary rock, with it’s green’s, vibrant reds, orange, black, browns and metallic veins, makes excellent designer cabochons.  The overall variety of patterns and colors lends itself to great jewelry design work. Sonoran Sunrise is mined in […]

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Verde Antique A Vermont Serpentine

Verde Antique is a beautiful, deep green serpentine with hints of blue green.  It is laced with white veining and sometimes peppered with metallic flakes.  This beautiful serpentine is used to make ornamental and utilitarian items such as back splashes, counter tops, and sculptures.  I have also found that this serpentine makes beautiful cabochons to […]

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Natures Rhyolite Sculptures

Chiricahua National Monument lies in the lower southeast quadrant of Arizona. The monument is know for its natural rhyolite sculptures that were formed by the forces of nature. Approximately 27 million years ago the nearby Turkey Creek volcano eruption sent down a rain of heavy ash layers that covered this vast area. The hot layers […]

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Mexican Lace Agates

One of my all time favorite agates, that I have been collecting and cutting over many years, is Mexican Lace Agates.  Mexican Lace Agates are found in the Mexican State of  Chihuahua, Mexico.  There are a number of  Mexican Lace Agate deposits that have been sporadically mined over many years in this region.  The deposits […]

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Idaho Willow Creek Jasper

I have been a great admirer of Willow Creek jasper since I was introduced to it back in the 1980’s. Willow Creek Jasper comes out of Ada county Idaho, U.S.A. It is truly one of the finest  jasper’s in the United States.  Willow Creek jasper is in the family of fine porcelain-like jasper’s that make excellent lapidary material, specially fine designer cabochons. There are […]

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