San Diego Lapidary Society & Art Center
Rock, Metal & Fabric smashers
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I have an old turquoise belt buckle and the turquoise stone has a tight line or crack running through it. Can his be repaired with some kind of lapidary glue?
You can try super glue to stabilize it without removing from the buckle. Other than that, you would have to remove the stone from the buckle, glue it together with epoxy, sand and re-polish it, the put it back in the buckle.
Hello I am interested in taking a lost wax casting course. Can you please let me now of availability and cost?
We have some equipment, and I would love to learn how to use it properly.
Thank you for your interest in learning about lost wax casting. We do not have any scheduled classes right now, but you may come in and talk with Andy on either Monday evenings 6-9 or Saturday mornings 9-noon.
Our membership is open to those interested in the lapidary arts.
I’m visiting San Diego soon and I love to rock hound. I’m wondering if there are any legal places that are good for rock hounding. If there are can you tell me what rocks are common to the area?
Check out some sites found on google… rocks common to San Diego
Mines that you can dig at for a fee.
I’ve been looking for someone in the San Diego area to help me polish and/or enhance several minerals/gems that I have. I have a large piece of petrified wood about 16” high by 7-8 inches deep, a large piece of white quartz, several small pieces of malachite (I think), and a few pieces of obsidian. All but the petrified wood can be held in your hand.
Can you help me with a referral to someone who does this kind of work?
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