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What to Cut: Blue Apatite

By Russ Kaniuth Apatite comes in an array of color variations from all over the world, but the most sought out in lapidary is the...

What to Cut: Caldera Paint Jasper

By Russ Kaniuth Caldera Paint Jasper is another great find from the McDermitt area on the Oregon side of the border. Gary Green jasper was...

What to Cut: Cold Mountain Thunder Eggs

By Russ Kaniuth Cold Mountain thunder eggs come from the Sierra Mountains between the cities of Aguascalientes and Zacatecas, Mexico. When you hear the word thunder...

What to Cut: Mindful of Maligano Jasper

By Russ Kaniuth Maligano Jasper is named after a small village in Sulawesi, Indonesia. This material was originally found about six to seven years ago,...

What to Cut: Turning to Turquoise

By Russ Kaniuth Turquoise is one of the most prestigious stones used in lapidary. It’s been used for thousands of years, even as far back...

What to Cut: Covellite

By Russ Kaniuth Covellite is one of those materials that has no real use, except to a rock collector or lapidary! It’s a copper mineral...

What to Cut: Kokoweef Cave Onyx

By Russ Kaniuth Kokoweef Cave Onyx, also known as “cave popcorn”, is a stalactite found in the Kokoweef cavern in Southern California. It can be...
Keegan Ranch Tube agate

What to Cut: Keegan Ranch Tube Agate

By Russ Kaniuth Keegan Ranch Tube Agate from Oregon is one of the most highly sought tube agates for lapidary work. The translucent chalcedony with...

What to Cut: Kirinite Acrylic

By Russ Kaniuth When looking for new materials, venturing from rock show to rock forums online, it’s good every once in a while to think...

What to Cut: Aurora Opal

By Russ Kanuith Every day I’m on the internet, whether it be Facebook or eBay, I see new materials being introduced into the lapidary world....

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