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ron gibbs
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Retired - teach macro photography related to Lapidary arts
Retired - teach macro photography related to Lapidary arts

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My name is Larry Blankenship, a close friend of Ron Gibbs. I regret to inform you that Ron passed away on Nov 2 after a brief illness. Please spread the word to friends in circles that you share. 

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+Macro Monday ( #macromonday  ) curated by +Kerry Murphy +Kelli Seeger Kim +Sandra Parlow and +Jeff Moreau 
mustard seeds and pottery shard
y e l l o w (ish)
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+Stone Saturday ( #stonesaturday  ) curated by +Jen Baptist and +Antoine Berger 
Sheep Creek Plume Agate - Oregon
This appears to be a vein agate with white plumes near the external borders and more tan to brown plumes in the center. It's a very hard plume agate with many druzy pockets throughout the structure. The more translucent areas of the agate run from white to a pale bluish tint.
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A little help for Sandra - bathroom II   (sorry Sandra my bathroom "moose" was otherwise unavailable)
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2013-10-14
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Keegan Ranch Tube Agate
Found in Oregon near Prineville, this agate is shared by two ranches in the area. The white tube structures are made up of slightly hydrated silica (opal) and often form around long, thin, crystal structures in the agate. It is sometimes cut as doublet with darker materials as the background to make the tubes standout.
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They say that all good things must end someday
A u t u m n  leaves must fall
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Rare photo of Nauga Fur.  

The internet abounds with photos of shaved Naugas, ( http://goo.gl/6ah1qj ).  Naugahyde is the standard commercial product made from these once furry creatures. The close up image below,  of a Nauga pelt , was taken with a hidden camera just before it was shaved. The bristly hairs make the fur itself quite uncomfortable and of little commercial value. This particular pelt is from a blue Nauga. Naugahyde is collected only after the Nauga dies a natural death, often caused by an accidental puncture wound from its own bristly fur. That's why most Naugas appear shaved in their portraits.
For further useful information see the Wiki article on Naugahyde.
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Schalenblende   (meaning:  shell-ore)
This is a mixture of sphalerite and wurtzite in a compact mass with reniform (kidney shaped) structures. It also may contain pyrite and/or galena. Sphalerite (cubic crystal system) and wurtzite (hexagonal crystal system) are both mixed iron-zinc sulfides and usually mined for the zinc content. Both often form nice crystals, but in schalenblende the material formed massively in a vein.  Most of this massive material comes from Poland.
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pomegranate - a bit over ripe -
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