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LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
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Issue No.70 - Thurssday February 20, 2003
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Moderated by: Thurmond Moore III
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Committed to carrying on the fine works of
Hale Sweeny and Jerry Dewbre
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From the Moderator:  Sorry about leaving the
e-mail address out of yesterdays new classified.
It is included in message three below.

Thurmond

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Index to Today's Digest

01  NEW: Krupp diamond-specs
02  NEW: Diffusion Topaz
03  RE: Classified Add Question.
04  RE: Classified Add Question
05  RE: corian lap
06  RE: corian lap
07  NEW:  Jade polishing issues

1 new advertisement today. See the Classifieds
for information.

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Message:01

Subject: Krupp diamond-specs.
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 14:23:44 -0500
To: <faceters@caprock-spur.com>
From: "Bill & Joan Patterson" <whp163@tampabay.rr.com>

Hi

Would anyone know where I might obtain the specs. for the 32.6k  Krupp
diamond that Richard Burton gave to Elizabeth Taylor.
Many thanks,

Bill Patterson
whp163@tampabay.rr.com.com

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Message:02

Subject: Diffusion Topaz
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 15:18:06 EST
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com
From: NJ826826@aol.com

I wanted to get an opinion about selling diffusion Topaz in the colors of
Orange, Green & Sapphire Blue. anybody have seen finely cut designer cut
diffusion Topaz, in above colors selling cheap.

I am thinking of producing diffusion Topaz in varieties of colors in
calibrated sizes.
I would appreciate your feed back for me to continue with  this project.

Thanks,

Sainul Mohamed

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Message:03

Subject: Classified Add Question.
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 14:46:04 -0700
To: <faceters@caprock-spur.com>
From: "Todd" <td_gunz@yahoo.com>

Hi Thurmond,

    This is Todd Shinskey.  I've e-mailed you before and posted a few
time on the Forum.
    My question is about some Rhodolite Garnet Parcels offered in the
classified section.  It says, pics available on request.  I can't seem
to find the link to ask the seller about the parcels.  His name is Dan
Snyder.  If you have a way to forward this to him, I'd appreciate it.
    Thanx, and as always keep up the great work with the Lapidary Arts
and Faceters Digest,
todd

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Sorry about that. I inadvertantly edited the e-mail address out.
Here it is.   divrr@msn.com

Thurmond


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Message:04

Subject: Re Dan Snyder ad of rough for sale
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 14:57:32 -0800
To: "Lapidary Arts and Faceters Digest" <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: "David Barclay" <davebarclay@telus.net>

Hi Dan
  No contact in your rough garnet ad --- would like email or phone no or
both.
   Thanks Dave Barclay
   davebarclay@telus.net
 ph no 250 355 2471

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Sorry, see the e-mail address in message 03 above.

Thurmond
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Message:05

Subject: corian lap
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 08:09:53 +0200
To: <faceters@caprock-spur.com>
From: "birdamlasu" <fob@birdamlasu.com>

Hello,
When I got my Facetron, I also bought a corian lap. Jarvis people have
adviced me to make lines from the middle to the sides and also I got a
serrated knife specially for this job. I must confess I use mostly
ultralaps for polishing but if I am not mistaken, for corian lap water
and diamond powder is enough.
Kind regards from Turkey,
Oya Borahan

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Message:06

Subject: corian laps
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 11:40:34 -0600
To: "LapidaryArtsDigest" <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: "MR" <rugroden@attbi.com>

Dave,

I've been using wax and diamond recently and have found that a pure
carnuba wax is recommended to start with.  I've gotten good results with
"some" mess after the wax has dried.  It doesn't work with water or
other lubricants.  It polishes faster than a dia spray on a Batt lap for
example so be careful.  I have used this method successfully on a
doorknob sized pink quartz I'm cutting.

Oh, yeah!  The all important formula I use is about 1-2 cts 50,000ths
dia powder to about 1 tablespoon wax.  I don't use the paste variety
but, the liquid Mother's California Gold Pure Carnuba Wax.

Martin

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Message:07

Subject: Re: Issue No.69 - Wednesday February 19, 2003
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 05:23:06 EST
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com
From: GrahamZircon@aol.com

Hello all.

I have promised to cut a jade cab for a friend, this is to replace a damaged
stone in a ring, the cab must be flat topped.
I have about a kg of Siberian Nephrite previously cut into mini slabs and
cubes, most semi transparent when sawn and every sort of green possible so I
picked out a green suitable for a man (not too pale) all went well until the
polishing stage,
I cannot lose the orange peal, in this case more like undercutting where the
green changes hue slightly. Under 10x the green is striated in a flowing
patern. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
If it would help I can supply a close up jpg of a test piece of the material
with the offending under cutting clearly indicated.

Best wishes............Graham.


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CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS:


Facet Rough for sale.

Been doing some house cleaning and I decided to offer these two parcels
of Rhodolite Garnet facet rough for sale. I have more rough than I'll
ever cut. Both are nice clean parcels. I have pics on request.
One parcel has 44 pieces, total weight of 328.84cts. Smallest stone
4.17cts and the largest 10.96cts.
Asking $125.
Second parcel has 38 pcs., total weight of 217.11cts.
Smallest stone 2.96cts and largest 11.98cts.
Asking $85.
 Thanks,
Dan Snyder  divrr@msn.com

02192003
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The Lubbock Gem and Mineral Society is looking for 2 more vendors
for our Spring Show at the Lubbock Civic Center May 17th and 18th.
Setup day for the show is Friday May 16, 2003.  If you are a vendor and
would like more information concerning the show please call Ed Ries at
806-799-2722

02072003
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Subject: Subject add
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 15:47:26 -0500
To: <faceters@caprock-spur.com>
From: "RICHARD P ROSENTHAL" <kenaii@earthlink.net>

Date Febuary 6th /03      
Green Siberian Nephrite Jade
Carving ,Sculpture Grade, Some Black Spots, Ten dollars a pound up to
fifty pound pieces.
Jewelry grade, Green with Green chrome spots, Superior Transluscense and
Color, Fifty dollars per pound
Please contact Kenaii@earthlink.net    or check the material out at
http://www.catseyejade.com

02072003
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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
facet rough.

Noel
Rough to Cut
http:www.roughtocut.com

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AVAILABLE FOR SALE
Contact b-daw@pacbell.net

Honey, red & brown zircons, 10g parcels @$20/parcel
Red Garnet $8/g, eye clean-slightly included
Spessartine Garnet $7.50/g, slight-moderately included
Malaya Garnet $6/g, good eye clean roughs
Tunduri Garnet $10/g, eye clean-slightly included
Pink Tourmaline $20/g, eye clean-slightly included
Red Tourmaline $10/g, slight-moderately included
Bicolor Tourmaline $15/g, eye clean
Watermelon Tourmaline $20/g eye clean
Green/Green Blue Tourmaline $10/g, eye clean roughs
Blue, Green & Blue/Green Sapphires $35/g, eye clean-slightly included, up to 1g.
Blue Beryl (Aquamarine) $6/g, eye clean-slightly included crystals
Green Beryl (Emerald) $10-$50/g, eye clean-slightly included crystals, zoned green
Cabbing Grade Aquamarine $3/g

11012002P
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Rock Peddler
Complete online discount catalog for cabbing and faceting machines, wheels,
laps, polishes, diamond saws, diamond blades, and general lapidary supplies
at http://www.rockpeddler.com.

09272002P
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Gewelers Gems
e-mail: sales@jewelersgems.com
Solid copper laps 1/4 thick 8" and 6"  you can charge both sides with
diamond. Other laps too !! http://www.jewelersgems.com
03222002P
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