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john cardall · October 21, 2018 at 11:31 am

Hi,

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?

    SDlapidary · November 3, 2018 at 10:51 am

    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.

Holly Parkhill · October 24, 2018 at 11:03 am

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.

    SDlapidary · November 3, 2018 at 11:09 am

    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.

Mary Cullinan · October 30, 2018 at 7:48 am

Hi,
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?
Thank you

Rob Kohler · November 6, 2018 at 10:43 am

Hi,

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?

Jade Lefave · December 12, 2018 at 3:06 pm

I have 10065 carats (2013 grams) of multiple sizes of black Spinel rough uncut stones. I would like to sell all of it but I’m not sure where to begin. Can anyone give me any idea who I can contact that would be interested in these stones?

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