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|Author:||George Sharen [ Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:36 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Wolf's information sytems|
I have to admit I'm a Magpie (Canadian bird, black and white in colour, collects anything bright and shiny )
No bit or byte of info misses my collection. It all goes into Microsoft WORD as bits and pieces as I find it. When I have time I cut and paste to dedicated pages ... ie> tanzanite (since that is the last gem of info from you ) all information collected on the gem, since the last winnowing, goes on the page. Then I make up a "flash card" on each piece of info.. in this case it would be titled "Tests for synthetic tanzanite"
Each section of the rolidex is headed for a Gem or procedure. Now if I buy a parcel from JTV (just kidding ) I can identify the gems and know how to tell if I have a simulant or a synthetic.
Sounds good, but it is incomplete, and I keep adding knowledge day by day. It may never be complete but the more I add the easier it becomes
There, now you know my deepest secret Wolf is a squirrel who puts away nuggets of information for a winters day
|Author:||Peter Torraca [ Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:06 pm ]|
now you know my deepest secret Wolf is a squirrel who puts away nuggets of information for a winters day
Boy, I hope you never end up chasing your own tail...
Thanks for explaining Wolf -- for my part, I collect ideas & concepts. I figure (perhaps mistakenly) I can always look up the hard data later.... of course, relocating that URL which "explainted it all" gets a little tough sometimes.
|Author:||George Sharen [ Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:58 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Tail Chasing lol|
Agree with you 100% always looked at education as '' the knowing where to look process". Unfortunately have separated the puter from the work area. Read a nasty little byte about a guy who was "polishing silver rings "
in his office during "breaks" and "lunch time". Story goes that the fine silver plated out on the circuit board of his puter, fried it. so while when I can I look up book marked info. When I test, do the bench thing or any of the "hard gemmology thing" I do it seperated from my puter. So like I said if I'm testing the honesty of my latest supplier, checking for synthetics I do it away from the puter. So uh huh the rolidex is a quick way to look up the difference between say tanzanite and tanzanion, simply put the rollidex is hard to "fry"
Now that's not to say that there are not time when I very much feel like I'm chasing my tail in circles. There is a lot to learn and I am by no means there yet.
*chuckle* may be the hard way but its what I'm stuck with for the moment. Wonder how hard a Blackberry is to fry, Hmm just might be sealed enough to get away with, hav eto look into that.
|Author:||jleb [ Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:52 am ]|
Saw the synthetic today.. was cut from a large boule, so looks like flame fusion and striations should be present, but since my floors are torn up, I can't check it w/ a scope. No other info available other than the seller claiming (to rob) that is was the man made version.
I checked it on the spectroscope (only the synthetic, my natural tsavorite was in the safe). a doublet and a narrow band in the red, looks like *might* have a fluorescence in the yellow, more absorbtion in the blue end w/ multiple fine lines.. Did not look like the spectrum for grossular garnet in the opl book. I"ll compare the two when I can get my rough out after the floor job.
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