Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pretty in Pink

San Diego is famous for its tourmaline mines, but sometimes it's just faster to buy one than to try to find it yourself, especially if you want a big one! Here Dave helps Rick weigh the tourmaline he recently bought from the Quartzsite, Arizona show. For any machine related question, big or small, Dave is the one to run to!

Rick usually trends towards blue colored stones but this rock is mostly pink and only shades into blue on the end. It weighs approximately 14 grams but since Rick had already added a small piece of plastic onto the rough edge to help level it for capping, we don't know the exact weight. In the second picture, you can see the not yet completely polished silver cap that Rick made for it already placed onto the stone.

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