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LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
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Issue No. 139 - Tuesday June 3, 2003
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Index to Today's Digest

01  RE: Maine Minerals/Yankee Rockhounding.
02  RE: C-Axis
03  RE: Question on anodizing
04  RE: Old UltraTec question
05  RE: Faceters Symposium 2003

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Message:01

Subject: Maine Minerals/Yankee Rockhounding.
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2003 20:27:58 -0400
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com (LapidaryArtsDigest)
From: "Jonathan L. Rolfe" <webmaster@gearloose.com>

>  we ended up in the Paris areas of
>Maine.  One day on the mine dumps and I was hooked.  That was back in 1968
>or so.
>It is funny, but my first thoughts on Maine was, "who wants to go there, it
>must be like the rest of the east coast, New York, Boston, etc."   What a
>surprise.  It is one of the many places I have been that really stands out
>in my mind and I would like to go back to.
>If it wasn't so cold in the winter, I would gladly move there.
My family is from Maine, and I have struggled all my life to get rid of the
accent...and provincial attitudes, but one brief visit back theyah and it
all comes back.  Comp'ny tried to get me to move to Californya, couple of
yeahs ago, but I come right back..-was too fah from the Ocean.
My wife introduced me to her Russian doctor, saying, "Jon speaks Russian
with a Maine accent".  Just try it with no "R"'s! She was vastly amused.
The geology is markedly different from Southeastern New England.  The
protosubcontinent Avalonia drifted in from parts unknown, crashing into the
Southeast coast and imported the Southeast's boring geology-One will find
ONE copper mineral, Once, ONE fossil, Once, ONE piece of Danburite,
ONCE!-Which is why it is a lonely place to be a gemcutter.  But Maine still
has the pegmatite roots of the old mountains, all excavated and laid bayuh
for us-Complete with interesting things like uranophane and monazite, to
keep people up nights worrying about their artesian wells drilled 400+ feet
into the pegmatites, producing a sparkling water with radon and thoron.


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Message:02

Subject: DA C AXIS IN MAINE
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2003 20:59:11 -0400
To: "LapidaryArtsDigest" <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: "Peter In Maine" <kulaczp@pivot.net>

C AXIS WOULD BE LOOKING DOWN THE CRYSTAL SHAFT, KIND OF LIKE IF YOU HAD A
PENCIL AND WOULD LOOK DOWN ON THE ERASER PART........MOST  TOURMALINE HAS
DARKER OR DIFFERENT COLORS DOWN THE C  AXIS....

AH, YES MAINE IS A WONDERFUL PLACE TO LIVE, I HAVE BEEN HERE SINCE  1978,
AND IN THE 60'S HELPED RUN A SURF SHOP.........BIKINI SURF SHOP THAT
IS...........
WE HAVE AND ABUNDANCE OR MINERALS HERE AND I LIVE 20 MINUTES FROM   S.PARIS
BUT  MINE ELSEWHERE SINCE THAT AREA IS PICKED CLEAN.     FRANK PERHAM IS
MINING THE HARVARD QUARRY,   HE IS 71  YEARS YOUNG AND STILL GOING
STRONG....JUST OPENED UP A HUGE QUARTZ VEIN CLOSE TO DIAMOND
LEDGE.......REALLY WANTS APATITES BUT STILL LOOKING..

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN INTERESTED IN MY BERYL ,  I AM PUTTING TOGETHER SOME
PICTURES AND PRICES NEXT TO EACH PICTURE SO BEAR WITH ME FOR A FEW DAYS....

GEORGETOWN , CONSOLIDATED QUARRY IS NOW BEING MINED AGAIN AND THE TOURMALINE
IS SHOWING BACK UP.........YOU ARE ALL WELCOME TO COME UP TO MAINE AND I
WILL TAKE ANYONE OUT THAT WANTS TO HAVE FUN MINING.   THIS SUMMER......

PETER

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Message:03

Subject: Question
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 00:30:42 +1000
To: <faceters@caprock-spur.com>
From: "Reg Hodges" <rghodges@bigpond.com>

J Wagstaff wrote:

"Is there a type of paint
or something that will bond onto the aluminum, or someway to treat the
aluminum so paint will bond to it?"

Try a coat of polyurathane varnish.  Very cheap solution.

Reg Hodges

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Message:04

Subject: Old UltraTec
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2003 00:40:15 +1000
To: faceters@caprock-spur.com
From: Reg Hodges <rghodges@bigpond.com>

Larry Bima wrote:

I have a pre-metric UltraTec with a vernier to quarter degrees.
Has anyone out there done a modification to tenths,
e.g. hand drawn sticky label or better?

Try setting the vernier in the middle of two quarter degree lines.

One quarter is .25 of a degree  half way is .125 of a degree.  Thats 2 hundreths
of a degree over.  Close enough I think!

Reg Hodges

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Message:05

Subject: Faceters Symposium 2003
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 08:02:47 -0700 (PDT)
To: LAPIDARY ARTS & FACETERS DIGEST <faceters@caprock-spur.com>
From: Glenn Klein <glennklein@yahoo.com>

Hi All:
 
In about one hour I will be leaving for Ventura.  I have many many things to do
there prior to the opening of the Faceters Symposium 2003 on Friday morning.
 
If you wanted the packet of information.....you are too late!
 
If you wanted to mail me the check for you to attend.....you are too late.
 
If you want to just show up at our Santa Cruz Hall building at the Ventura
Fairgrounds on either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, or all three days.....you are
in luck.  You can just come to our registration desk and pay for your entry
there. 
 
Do not miss out on this last opportunity to be part of the Biggest Faceters
Symposium that ever is or was.
 
Lets see you on Friday morning.  That means AM, am, after breakfast, before
lunch, or whatever darn schedule you are on.
 
For the rest of you, see you after the Symposium is all a thing of the past.
 
Glenn Klein, Chairman
Faceters Symposium 2003

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