LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
Issue No. 297 - Friday, August 13, 2004
Moderated by: Thurmond Moore III
Committed to carrying on the fine works of
Hale Sweeny and Jerry Dewbre
Another SHORT list today.
Also I have removed some redundant information
to reduce the size of the list. Also NO MORE
FUNNIES or Tidbits and Reflections will be posted
so please do not send them in any more.
Index to Today's Digest
01 RE: Kyanite questions
02 RE: Topaz cleaning
03 WTB: Graves Mark IV
04 RE: Prevention on MINERALHOLICS
05 NEW: Another false funny (the LAST ONE)
Subject: RE: Issue No. 296 - Friday, August 06, 2004
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2004 14:51:49 -0500
To: "'LapidaryArtsDigest'" <email@example.com>
From: "Carl Mauritz" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hi Dave Ol buddy,
Nice to hear from you. I was told to facet 10* off the cleavage plane. When
you polish the facets do so real lite. If I'm wrong here I'd like to know
all so for I have so to from NC.
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2004 14:49:02 -0400
From: "David Timpany" <email@example.com>
What special handling is needed to facet kyanite?
Wanting to facet some North Carolina deep blue pieces
without damage. Also due to its double hardness, what
would be a good general vibrating tumbler formula for
some run-of-the-mill pieces?
Thanks, dave t.
Subject: Cleaning of Topaz
Date: Sun, 08 Aug 2004 14:59:42 -0400
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
From: Jim Larsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Webb Long wrote "... I have quite of quanity of Topaz from Utah which has I believe
the host. What is the besst way to remove this and leave me some nice facet
I'm sure that tumbling would be the best way to remove the host rock, which will be
much softer and crumblier than the Topaz. However, Hydrochloric Acid might also
work since the material is likely a mixture of volcanic glasses and light weight
minerals, some of which, like Rhyolite, are probably soluble in acids. Hydrochloric
Acid is available at some hardware stores in a dry powder called Muriatic Acid.
Remember to wear eye protection when working with acids or strong bases.
Also, remember that Utah Topaz will loose it's color if exposed to sunlight or UV.
Subject: Wanted: Graves Mark IV
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2004 18:03:06 -0400
From: "Bob Barnwell" <ToBob@vei.net>
Hi Thurmond ...
Could you please post this just once in the regular postings; i.e. not in=
WANTED: Used Graves Mark IV
Must be *very* inexpensive.
Bob ... in Atlanta (770)396-0034
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2004 7:52 PM
Subject: in regards to Mineralholics post
To Whom It May Concern
do to a medical issue of kidney failure, we were unable to proceed with
Ricardo M. Birnie email: email@example.com_
(mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) homepage: _www.rexpler.com.ar_
maintain contact, we were 1500 miles from home and had to use all are
addition to borrwoing money just to get home and have contacted them
this issue and are working to resolve are obligation, and yes there items
are on the websight, i had help posting items while we were gone
we can be contacted at email@example.com_ (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) or
The above rebutal was sent to me directly in reference to the
post from a few weeks ago below:
Subject: Fwd: [The Rockhounds List] Prevention on MINERALHOLICS
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2004 09:06:41 -0400
>We are rockhounds from Patagonia , Argentina, and personally choose
>the agates we offer to the Market.
>Our system is to send the agates chosen by the purchaser , and after
>receiving them , the payment is received.We use this system for
>Austria , Australia , Germany , Japan , Switzerland and Canada and
>never had trouble.
>We had our first failure using this system with a "Company" named
>MINERALHOLICS. On the 16th of june , they received several agates
>from us (28 to be accurate), but they failed to pay or to respond to
>Not only they didn't pay , but they placed some of OUR agates in
>their webpage : www.mineralholics.com/page7.html
>Condor , Crater and some new findings we made during our trips , are
>now exposed , for them at 0 cost.
>They sign as PAUL & Nadine CLARK.
>Address : BEAUMONT Ca. 92223 USA
>So please , beware with these fellows. They will deceive you and you
>will loose your money and minerals.
>Ricardo M. Birnie
The above was originally posted to the Bob Kellers Rockhound List.
Subject: Re: Issue No. 296 - Friday, August 06, 2004
Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2004 17:10:47 -0500
To: "LapidaryArtsDigest" <email@example.com>
From: "Rough Ventures" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The article under "TODAY'S FUNNY" that appeared in Friday's newsletter, is a
hoax...for more information on the truth, check out the following link:
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