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Patrified wood rock hounding

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Patrified wood rock hounding

Dry land, Las Vegas Nevada used to have water, big lake. As seen the one of evidence of water existed here is finding petrified wood, tree needs to water to grow.  Head to north from Las Vegas, near Valley of Fire state park, there are a lot of petrified wood you can collect. We joined rockhounding trip. We enjoy searching petrified wood. Petrified woods are everywhere on the ground where we stood. About 150 million years old petrified woods are stay here and now let us enjoy collecting them. I can not resist taking selfie with petrified woods. I am now looking forward to cut and polish...

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Labradorite

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Labradorite

Labradorite rock shows rainbow flush on surface. It is a part of leaning process as Lapidary artist. Sliced stone different angle and see beautiful coloring inside. We have a good rock for making cabochon, freeform jewelry stones.   We made some from the labradorite rock. Now time for them to become Jewelry  

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Rock Shopping at Gem & Mineral Show

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Rock Shopping at Gem & Mineral Show

Our new year of 2017 is going to shop rocks at Gem & Mineral show AZ. We are looking for some specific rocks/slabs this time. Malachite is one of them. Lucky to find a vender that had a lot of Malachite. Next shopping lists were Sugilite and Charolite. As a power stone, they are believed to be most powerful healing stones. That was also said as high-end stones for jewelry. Keep asking Venders if they have these stones until we found. Finally, we found venders carry them even tiny pieces of them. For our lapidary work, this Sugilite is quite...

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A Happy New Year!

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A Happy New Year!

A Happy New Year! naoDesigns wish you all to have good luck in your hands through out year of 2016

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Many different kind of stones

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Many different kind of stones

We are forming beautiful natural stones. We love to shape freeform, selecting area that most beautiful pattern from piece of rocks from it. Before final polish, stones with dop sticks look lollipop candy.    

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