LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
Issue No. 113 - Tuesday April 22, 2003
Moderated by: Thurmond Moore III
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From the Moderator:
Sorry about the index problem in yesterdays digest.
Too many hours without sleep and a long drive are
my only excuses. (lol)
Index to Today's Digest
01 RE: Danburite
02 NEW: About Tourmaline and "C" Axis
03 FS: ice clean kunzite crystal, 146g, 47x93x21mm
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 14:10:15 +0100
> I am looking for some large-xlarge pieces of 100% clean Danburite Rough.
I believe Rob Kulakofsky has some on his website...
If not, then I believe the main source for facet rough is a mine in Mexico,
in Chihuahua I think. If you search for it on the internet maybe you'll find
a contact name?
Subject: About Tourmaline and Axe
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 10:43:56 -0400
Where can I find a graphic explaining the axis for tourmaline and what is
and open axis ?
Subject: ice clean kunzite crystal, 146g, 47x93x21mm
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 12:35:38 -0700
From: "P. Miklik" <email@example.com>
hi gang and thurmond,
i have another offer for everybody and if there is an interest for more
information, please contact me offline at my email address:
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PERSONALS: (General Lapidary and Faceting)
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TEXAN WITH A NEW CAR
Three cowboys were hanging out in the bunkhouse.
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REFLECTIONS AND TIDBITS:
Change is inevitable-except from a vending machine.
--- Robert Gallagher ---
I have some Afrcian Tourmaline Rough for sale. Assorted bi-color pieces
red-white, green-white, green-blue, pink-blue, and pink-blue pieces that
will cut matched pairs and suites. There are pieces 1-15 carats so call
and tell me what you are looking for. I also have large pieces of red
and pink Tourmaline from Africa as well as orange so please email with
your request. I also have three small Diamond Crystals for sale gem
grade. Tyler Allen firstname.lastname@example.org
We recently received a 100+kg parcel of the Serbian Green Opal. This is a
new material coming out of southern Serbia near the border of Macedonia. It
is an awesome material for cabbing as we well as excellent material for
We are putting some individual pieces on our website at:
Information about Serbian Green Opal can be found on our website at:
A example picture of the bulk rough can be seen on the information page
But, we are offering bulk prices on 'A' grade material as follows:
< 500 gram $.75 per gram
500 gram - 1kg $.50 per gram
1kg - 5kg $275 per kg
5kg - $25kg $200 per kg
25kg+ $175 per kg
The minimum order on the bulk pricing is 100 grams.
Pieces range from 3/4" to 6".
Incredible CZ rough available in all colors of the rainbow. Most available
at 6 cents per ct. Pic's available at www.pebbledesignbymolly.com Click on
the CZ button from the home page. We accept paypal, checks, MO, Visa, MC.
$25 order minimum.
PO Box 1014
Hixson TN 37343
Killer Fire Agate, from new Discovery , Deer Creek, Slaughter Mt.
quality at reasonable price. Write Azinterco@aol,com for pictures and
prices. Or email@example.com
Get a FREE copy of the 2003 Faceter's Engagement Calendar
with a $100+ rough purchase at http://www.qualitygemrough.com
(see website for details).
We have recently added some new material, including a new African
find of green/yellow diopside (and we are the only people we know
who have it). Our stock includes things like alexandrite, amethyst,
aquamarine, chrysoberyl, citrine, emerald, garnets (many varieties)
kornerupine, sapphire, spinel, tourmaline, zircon and more.
At http://www.qualitygemrough.com you get more value for your
money and we show our appreciation for your business with superior
customer service. You always have a money back guarantee with
the 5-day inspection period, and the convenience of using your
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Rough to Cut
If you're looking for quality facet rough please check out Rough to Cut,
http://www.roughtocut.com. We offer a wide range of quality facet rough
from Aquamarine to Zircon. Large selections in stock currently of Beryl,
Garnets & Tourmalines. Please check us out & when you do, why not give a
try to our contest, you could win a 5ct + piece of Spessartite garnet
Rough to Cut
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Solid copper laps 1/4 thick 8" and 6" you can charge both sides with
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NOW ONLINE! RRGaetan Gem Rough - Featuring excellent, facet-grade,
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