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LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
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Issue No. 98 - Tuesday April 1, 2003
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From the Moderator: 

Topical Focus for This Week: Gemstone Photography Clinic

OK Obviously no one is interested in this topic since there have been
zero post concerning the subject so On to the next topic.

Dan Clayton submitted the topic:

Cutting Fire Opal

Anyone want to discuss this one?


Thurmond
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Index to Today's Digest

01  RE:  Polish / Quartz

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Message:01

Subject: Quartz Polish
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 22:15:57 -0800
To: <faceters@caprock-spur.com>
From: "Harold Woodland" <gwwgem@ca.astound.net>

I know this is late but at our Friday night Faceters meeting we all
agreed that quartz did not give us any real problems in polishing. 
Everyone uses either cerium oxide in one way or another or diamand. 
Only once did I have a problem and the stone split apparently from inner
stress as I was polishing the crown.  Maybe a statement from those in =
the know about internal stress in quartz is in order.

Woody
Concord, Ca

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A tap on the Shoulder

A passenger in a taxi tapped the driver on the shoulder to ask him something.
The driver screamed, lost control of the cab, nearly hit a bus, drove up
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