💎 Rock-hounds never die we just slowly petrify ❗️ (day II)

Mixed assortment of rocks

𝕀 𝔻𝕠𝕟’𝕥 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕨𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕤𝕠𝕞𝕖 𝕠𝕗 𝕋𝕙𝕖𝕤𝕖 𝕊𝕡𝕖𝕔𝕚𝕞𝕖𝕟𝕤 𝕒𝕣𝕖 yet.

 

But they sure look neat in my display case between the Superior Agates and the Rose Quarts 😉

Rock Box Shop 💎 (on wheels)

ℂ𝕒𝕟 𝕀 𝕋𝕒𝕜𝕖 𝕒 𝕃𝕠𝕠𝕜 𝕒𝕥 𝕋𝕙𝕠𝕤𝕖 𝕊𝕡𝕚𝕔𝕚𝕞𝕒𝕟𝕤 ❓

Washe Koda cat 🐱
Emmy Lou kitty

National Geographic stage #4 Si O (silicon oxide 1800 grit ) is cool but not sufficient. I use AL O ² ( aluminum dioxide 2200 grit ) and it even feels waxy for shining 🙂

 

 

#4 stage 2200 grit Polish

Dinosaur 🦕 Eggs ❓

No ❗️ 𝕋𝕦𝕣𝕣𝕚𝕥𝕖𝕝𝕝𝕒 A𝕘𝕒𝕥𝕖 𝕗𝕣𝕠𝕞 𝕎𝕪𝕠𝕞𝕚𝕟𝕘.

The proper name of the fossilized snail was thought to be Goniobasis, (pronounced gone-e-o-basis). Further study from paleontologists discovered it is actually Elimia Tenera. Turritella are common snails of a marine nature, but southwest WY at the time was fresh water.

Elimia Tenera   👉  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elimia_tenera

I got some work cut out for myself breaking these down to tumbling size ❗️

>5% ready

𝕀 ℕ𝕖𝕖𝕕 𝕒 𝔹𝕚𝕘𝕘𝕖𝕣 ℍ𝕒𝕞𝕞𝕖𝕣 ⚒ ❗️

Agate polishing 💎

rough superior agates
after stage #4

After stage #4 last polishing grit 10 days of tumbling (#1000 aluminum oxide) they were kinda dull looking

after Burnishing with ‘GemFoam for 2 to 3 days

with out flash / with flash photo
with out flash
with flash

Much much shinier 🙂

After 50+ years I got shinny rocks again 😉

Polishing Agates

After tumbling for a week with medium grit (stage 2) These will now go through one week of pre polish then 10 days of polishing grit (stages 3 & 4)

Agates

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