Happy New Year

January 6, 2011

Happy New Year

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Diamond Laser Speedster XL

June 15, 2010

When making cabochons I love to do freeform shapes. The classic round and oval cabochons are ok but not exciting to me. Cutting freeform shapes (pre-forms) can be a challenge. Using a trim saw you can make multiple cuts then clean up the curves with a grinding wheel. This wastes a lot of the material. […]

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New Book

June 7, 2010

This spring a new rockhound book for Idaho,

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Pocatello Gem Show and Adventure

April 16, 2010

Friday was a long day at work. The plans were to head to Twin Falls, Idaho after work and spend the evening with my folks before heading to Pocatello, Idaho the next morning for a gem show. Everything went as planned and by 8:00 Saturday morning I was on the road. I arrived at the […]

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Tumbled Rocks 3-8-2010

March 9, 2010

Tumble Rocks in Heart Shaped Dish from Dollar Store

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Rockhounding in Idaho BLM Publication

March 4, 2010

Download the printable publication from the BLM here. Rockhounding in Idaho BLM Publication

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Where Can I Find Used Equipment?

February 12, 2010

Many of the comments, emails and searches this site receives asks the question

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College of Idaho Museums

January 21, 2010

At the college of Idaho there is an incredible gem and mineral collection. I first saw the collection on a field trip with a geology class I was taking at Boise State University. At the time I was not a rock hound yet so the thought of photographing it never occurred to me. Since becoming […]

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Repairing the Slab Saw

January 12, 2010

When I purchased my used 16

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Tumbled Cabochons December 2009

December 28, 2009

Tumbled Cabochons December 2009

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