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Re: Lapidary thread

Postby johnsmith » 22 Oct 2018, 20:38

ahmed11 wrote:Informative and helpful thread


that's unusual for this place :c
FD.
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Re: Lapidary thread

Postby Bowerbird » 23 Oct 2018, 06:16

pinkeye wrote:umm yeah well anyone know about opals?

Boulder opal is bloody hard to cut and polish
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Re: Lapidary thread

Postby HBS Guy » 23 Oct 2018, 08:24

Wish Lefty would log on again. He would know. Opals are cut as cabochons, no facetted.

Opal is a form of silicate so not overly hard, unlike sapphires.
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Re: Lapidary thread

Postby Bowerbird » 23 Oct 2018, 20:53

HBS Guy wrote:Wish Lefty would log on again. He would know. Opals are cut as cabochons, no facetted.

Opal is a form of silicate so not overly hard, unlike sapphires.


Try cutting Winton Boulder Opal - which I love big time! The patterns in the rock are often like indigenous paintings. I have a few pieces and some rock spevpcimens with opal threaded through
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Re: Lapidary thread

Postby HBS Guy » 24 Oct 2018, 03:38

You cut your own stones?
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