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 Post subject: Re: Off the dop - post YOUR latest creation
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:33 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Off the dop - post YOUR latest creation
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:36 am 
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A friend gave me a handful of "Helenite" marbles. While hardly gemstones, I decided to cut one for him. Here's an iPhone pic...

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Here's a piece of quartz that was full of rutile, again with cell phone...

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 Post subject: Re: Off the dop - post YOUR latest creation
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:41 pm 
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Lowjiber wrote:
A friend gave me a handful of "Helenite" marbles. While hardly gemstones, I decided to cut one for him. Here's an iPhone pic...

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Here's a piece of quartz that was full of rutile, again with cell phone...

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The first pic has three type IDs embedded in the pic???? But you stated it is a marble???
Are you not sure and believe it is just glass of some type?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:47 am 
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glhays wrote:
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The first pic has three type IDs embedded in the pic???? But you stated it is a marble???
Are you not sure and believe it is just glass of some type?
Greg

I probably should not have left that info on the pic, as I just keep those types of photos for my logbook. I used the RI and CA info to set the angles for the round.

Here's a link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helenite

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 Post subject: Re: Off the dop - post YOUR latest creation
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:07 pm 
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I think it's probably the case that no particular piece of colorful glass is any more or less 'helenite' than any other, since there's nothing to suggest that any helenite actually incorporates any st helens ash, much less contains any as a major component. That's kind of a longstanding issue, though it's been an effective marketing ploy. It does cut up beautiful stones and you did a wonderful job on that one. I'm sure your friend was very happy with it!

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