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 Post subject: what am I? ancient faceter?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:33 am 
a friend in CA sent these 2 pics of an OLD faceting machine she knows zip about. I will try to get more info, pics if anybody cares, I dont even know if the motor runs. But maybe someone needs parts or something. All I can say, is DINOSAUR!
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She also has this big stone. Jade? (central CA)


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 Post subject: Re: what am I? ancient faceter?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:51 pm 
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Wow, that does have a certain skeletal look. Can't wait to hear more about it.
Jade is very hard to definitively identify in the field (short of the hammer test ofc). Doing it from a photo is even harder, alas. It's a distinct possibility, however.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:46 pm 
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Nick,
It is an old B & I Gem Maker. It was sold in the 60s at about $50

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:19 pm 
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nickatnight wrote:
She also has this big stone. Jade?


Looks like serpentine to me - it doesn't look solid, but rather just a crust of material around a boulder. But maybe I am reading the picture wrong.


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 Post subject: Re: what am I? ancient faceter?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:39 pm 
thanks Renald, I told her it looked like the 60's
Anybody out there interested? I am just a middleman, I live in SC and the machine or whats left of it is in central CA


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