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by rocks2dust
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Minerals
Topic: GEOLOGY 101: Columnar Basalt
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: GEOLOGY 101: Columnar Basalt

Nick's videos are always interesting! Lots of columnar basalt around here (the eastern half of Oregon and Washington was buried under layers of basalt up to a mile thick. Some on private land have been mining columns for use in landscaping, etc. The stuff is heavy, so retrieving and transport cost m...
by rocks2dust
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: humour
Replies: 1033
Views: 42657

Re: humour

Soooo, the ark was built near a Costco? Laughed at that and the questionnaire at the end.
by rocks2dust
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Hannukah
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Happy Hannukah

צ'ג אורים סמח (Chag urim sameach - "happy lights holiday")
by rocks2dust
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Diamonds
Topic: Exciting News From Kwiat: The Fred Leighton Round Is A Cut Above
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Exciting News From Kwiat: The Fred Leighton Round Is A Cut Above

That does look nice. I've always thought that the little culet was attractive - a centerpoint reminder that I'm looking at a cut stone, not just glitter.
by rocks2dust
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: humour
Replies: 1033
Views: 42657

Re: humour

Puppies! Those were cute, but I laughed a lot at the battery-powered Mercedes. Fortunately, my fully electric auto doesn't use AAs! They sure put a lot of work into that spoof, though.
by rocks2dust
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Thoroughly Unconventional Men’s Wedding Bands
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Thoroughly Unconventional Men’s Wedding Bands

I like the 1940s post-Deco look of the one you picked. Other than the first one, which I also find weird (not in a good way), I like 'em all. But then, I don't wear rings; haven't found one that's ever felt right. I might actually put some effort into trying to get used to that oxidized silver piece...
by rocks2dust
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Piece of the Week: Moritz Glik’s Diamond Ring
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Piece of the Week: Moritz Glik’s Diamond Ring

Interesting idea, but I just wonder how well it would hold up to more than infrequent use (the loose diamonds are going to scratch the "box" and may even chip at each other over time).
by rocks2dust
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Synthetic/Lab-created
Topic: GIA to Include Growing Info on New Lab-Created Reports
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: GIA to Include Growing Info on New Lab-Created Reports

Now, if they'd only come up with something to prominently note that the "Tibetan", "Chinese", "Congo", and "Mongolian" andesine isn't any such thing - just bytownite heavily color treated!
by rocks2dust
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: Chris Kapono
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Re: Chris Kapono

That's gorgeous!
by rocks2dust
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Gemstones
Topic: Britt’s Pick: Ruby Earrings by Bina Goenka for Gemfields
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: Britt’s Pick: Ruby Earrings by Bina Goenka for Gemfields

Wow. Fit for a Rajput princess during the Mughal era.

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