Monthly Archives: October 2010

Hot Rock Hounding Spots: Needle Peak, Texas

If you are looking for one of the most remote and fascinating agate and fossil hunting areas in the US,  Needle Peak may be the place.  Almost all rock hunting is on surface terrain which has eroded and exposed rocks … Continue reading

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Jewelry Making Tips: Recycle Silver Balls For Pendant Enhancement

Sterling Silver prices are going through the roof.  Since January 2009, the price of silver has more than doubled from $9 to $22 per troy ounce and the upward trend continues. This has stimulated recovery companies and jewelry suppliers to … Continue reading

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Jewelry Making Tips: Recycle Silver Freeform Pendant Mounting

Sterling Silver prices are going through the roof.  Since January 2009, the price of silver has more than doubled from $9 to $22 per troy ounce and the upward trend continues.   This has stimulated metal recovery companies and jewelry supply companies … Continue reading

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About Unique Semiprecious Stones: Fake Gemstone Beads

One of the oldest techniques for enhancing or faking stones is dying.  It’s relatively easy with porous stones like howlite which can be dyed to look like turquoise where the pores and spaces between the micro crystals allow dye to penetrate.  … Continue reading

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