Slipping into the Twilight Zone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2xsbmBn09g
Washe Koda says Lets Walk down there and get em all
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 😉
ℂ𝕒𝕟 𝕀 𝕋𝕒𝕜𝕖 𝕒 𝕃𝕠𝕠𝕜 𝕒𝕥 𝕋𝕙𝕠𝕤𝕖 𝕊𝕡𝕚𝕔𝕚𝕞𝕒𝕟𝕤 ❓
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 🙂
After sawing a few in half they are ready to Tumble.
These are from 2021
Rock Hounds never die, we just slowly patrifie 😉
A month of free shipping is cool however their movie streaming audio ‘sucks’ ❗️
A month of commercial free movies was nice while waiting for rough rocks tumble into gems 💎
2021 Superior Agates
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 ❗️
𝕀 ℕ𝕖𝕖𝕕 𝕒 𝔹𝕚𝕘𝕘𝕖𝕣 ℍ𝕒𝕞𝕞𝕖𝕣 ⚒ ❗️
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
Much much shinier 🙂
After 50+ years I got shinny rocks again 😉
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)