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ases you will be instructed to drain the MACHINE after using it this way, keeping it dry
nlike for sawing, is not retained in the MACHINE, but is brought in by hose or other devi
today, a single MACHINE can do all steps
) the lu-6x cabochon MACHINE.
quent grinding and polishing in a single MACHINE; or do not do their own sawing, and need
it is important that both the blade and MACHINE be compatible with water
k the instructions of both the blade and MACHINE before proceeding
lortone lu-6x complete lapidary MACHINE.
g cycle in a mild soap solution (consult MACHINE manual for acceptable types of soaps);
f-area-code callers may get an answering MACHINE during normal hours
rmined by the type of blade and also the MACHINE specifications
the coolant remains in the MACHINE at all times (unless intentionally remo
with a circular diamond-edged blade in a MACHINE which typically holds a coolant
and durability is much better, and these MACHINES are preferred for serious workloads and
common blades and MACHINES should be run with a light cutting oil
many MACHINES will rust badly if water is used in the
other sizes and MACHINES, including slabbing saws up to 18 inch b
there exist high-speed MACHINES and high-feedrate machines, which requi
up to 18 inch blades, and 6-wheel arbor MACHINES, are available by special order
st high-speed machines and high-feedrate MACHINES, which require the use of special blades
the MACHINES feature hook-up ports or fittings for s
polishing were accomplished on separate MACHINES.
en these two types of sawing because the MACHINES for them are somewhat different
may not churn properly in some vibratory MACHINES, and for such work a rotary is preferred
MAGNESITE (d), aquamarine, and amethyst chip bead
there also exist MAGNETIC tumblers and centrifugal disk finishers
MAGNIFIED view of ristra
we can accept orders by MAIL, e-mail, phone
) MAIL@ALLENS-TREASURE-HOUSE.COM
for MAILED, e-mailed, and phoned orders, you may pa
$) MAILED to our address below, and you should al
mix of different sizes of rocks; and by MAINTAINING the right viscosity of slurry
cabochons of fiber-optic glass MAKES beautiful cats' eyes
eggs of MALACHITE.
rainforest jasper and MALACHITE chip beads close up
MALACHITE and silver belt buckle
rainforest jasper and MALACHITE chip beads
- home doing business silver, turquoise, MALACHITE, chrysocolla-ore (in various combination
70% MAN-MADE fibers, 30% other fibers
70% MAN-MADE fibers, 30%other fibers
70% MAN-MADE fibers, 30% other fibers
marbles of assorted natural, dyed, and MANMADE materials
at is generally known to the trade to be MANMADE).
imit imitation a MANMADE, or (usually treated) natural, material
mm a MANMADE material having no natural equivalent
marbles of assorted natural, dyed, and MANMADE materials
in a mild soap solution (consult machine MANUAL for acceptable types of soaps); subject
, or if it does have a vise, the vise is MANUALLY operated and may lack a screw crossfeed
includes usgs topographic MAP.
ribed in some length, along with a local MAP leading to each
collecting sites in arizona, along with MAP information as to how to get there
an excellent MAP set, showing 1881 configuration and als
olumbus boulevard) tucson, az 85712-2606 [MAP] (520) 326-5550 (out-of-area-code caller
e modern layout, but also the historical MAP, which can be useful in searching out ol
  an excellent MAP set, showing 1881 configuration and als
collector's field MAPS.
rand tour -- home doing business various MAPS, exploration information books, and guid
've seen in any field guide), along with MAPS of their general distribution in arizon
rockhounding MAPS and guides
a book of MAPS of gold collecting areas in all western
site descriptions and MAPS for collecting rocks in arizona
clear MAPS and directions
clear MAPS and directions
minerals, this handy book also includes MAPS and directions to each site and directo
ed throughout with photos, diagrams, and MAPS; mostly in color
MAPS, lodging, and campgrounds
  MAPS for each site pinpointing the best supp
” arizona gold gems MAPS then and now
  this is a book of MAPS of mineral collecting sites
mineral sites (including directions and MAPS, hours, fees, and related information),
MARBLES of assorted natural, dyed, and manmade
MARBLES of assorted natural, dyed, and manmade
detailed descriptions of numerous MARINE invertebrates and their shells, each wi
(such materials are often not MARKED with this symbol if the very name of th
the clip backs are MARKED sterling, as is the necklace chain
bly the least expensive such unit on the MARKET.
MARS poster
polished ammonite halves, MATCHED pairs, approximately 3 inch
small MATCHED ammonite pairs, polished
polished ammonite halves, MATCHED pair, approximately 3 inch
scence, but is a strongly colored opaque MATERIAL with an unusual pattern
ker mounts, filled with white cushioning MATERIAL.
a manmade, or (usually treated) natural, MATERIAL designed to resemble the stated stone b
with this symbol if the very name of the MATERIAL designates a material that is generally
ymbol is used either to emphasize that a MATERIAL that the reader may imagine to be treat
includes dyed lace agate, avery pretty MATERIAL.
should not be mixed with other types of MATERIAL.
mm a manmade MATERIAL having no natural equivalent
e very name of the material designates a MATERIAL that is generally known to the trade to
ks crevices filled with a fairly durable MATERIAL.
ur - assembled from pieces of the stated MATERIAL(S) along with binders, substrates, caps, o
s of assorted natural, dyed, and manmade MATERIALS.
materials and are best done with similar MATERIALS, and may require additional cushioning a
(such MATERIALS are often not marked with this symbol i
white metal and artificial MATERIALS.
r results from a tumbler when using good MATERIALS, by improper composition of the load
assorted MATERIALS.
white metal and artificial MATERIALS.
assorted MATERIALS.
s of assorted natural, dyed, and manmade MATERIALS.
brade quite a bit faster than most other MATERIALS and are best done with similar material
we offer a respectable variety of MATERIALS and sizes in ovals, and also some round
some gem MATERIALS are degraded when impregnated with oil;
mble-polished chip beads in a variety of MATERIALS, typically having an average width of ab
also, certain very soft MATERIALS such as calcite may abrade quite a bit
ears are best done by themselves or with MATERIALS of similar properties
ted tumbling quickly, or who need smooth MATTE finished rocks for special projects
additional steps, but this is largely a MATTER of personal preference or for specializ
please read the instructions as to such MATTERS as the preliminary dressing many blades
l events, tourist information, and other MATTERS.
MAXIMUM bulb
in rotary tumblers, that MEANS 2/3 of the barrel filled with rocks, al
the heads MEASURE overall roughly 35 x 24 millimeters
of larger-than-usual gemstones, special MEASURES may be needed
the head overall MEASURES 19 by 12 millimeters
finishing, stone setting, chain making, MECHANISMS, and casting
known as "MEDICINE horse" and labeled with artist's name
sterling silver and MEDITERRANEAN coral kidney-wire earrings
sterling silver and MEDITERRANEAN coral screwback earrings
sterling silver and MEDITERRANEAN coral screw back earrings
MEDIUM polish
e and then moving up sequentially to the MEDIUM, fine, and polish abrasives
and not all our MERCHANDISE is shown on it
therefore, to select MERCHANDISE, you should contact us for discussion as
eless, the web site is indicative of our MERCHANDISE in general, and we typically have addit
models of the planet, and bake volcanic MERINGUE cookies
utes to the conservation of this sort of MESQUITE by the arizona land and water trust, wh
shelf ornaments, arizona bosque MESQUITE.
utes to the conservation of this sort of MESQUITE by the arizona land and water trust, wh
wall ornaments of arizona bosque MESQUITE.
MESQUITE, chrysocolla, peridot, deerskin, quartz
d-crafted of rare riparian velvet bosque MESQUITE of southern arizona, naturally granular
d-crafted of rare riparian velvet bosque MESQUITE of southern arizona, naturally granular
please leave a MESSAGE and we will get back to you
here is no overall quality mark, but the METAL is attested by other written evidence
se inquisitive stone creatures on little METAL feet will keep an eye on your deskwork
here is no overall quality mark, but the METAL is attested by other written evidence
also finished neckchains � base METAL / plated and also sterling or goldfille
white METAL and artificial materials
g in various shapes and gauges, and base METAL (some color finished)
also describes how to use METAL detectors to make finding gold as easy
here is no overall quality mark, but the METAL is attested by other written evidence
white METAL and artificial materials
the toggle backs are believed to be base METAL.
ishers, but these are used mainly in the METAL-FINISHING industries and will not be further cons
also bulk chain of the same METALS and also in copper (although not always
a clear and generous overview of METALWORKING techniques ofjewelers
also gives a summary of the METAPHYSICAL lore associated with each mineral, wher
and meteorite origins, meteor watching, METEOR showers, meteorite falls and finds, met
meteor and meteorite origins, METEOR watching, meteor showers, meteorite fal
METEOR and meteorite origins, meteor watching,
ollecting and preserving meteorites, and METEORITE organizations, dealers, and museums
awing on the latest information from key METEORITE falls, the book explains what meteorite
rigins, meteor watching, meteor showers, METEORITE falls and finds, meteorite craters, met
teor showers, meteorite falls and finds, METEORITE craters, meteorite classification, tekt
rite falls and finds, meteorite craters, METEORITE classification, tektites, collecting an
meteor and METEORITE origins, meteor watching, meteor shower
ion, tektites, collecting and preserving METEORITES, and meteorite organizations, dealers, a
meteorite falls, the book explains what METEORITES are, where they come from, and what the
book on METEORITES.
rustic-style MEXICAN pot, bird motif in black and dark-green
MEXICAN pot, hand-etched in a blades, arches, a
MEXICAN pot, hand-etched in a native-style blad
) MEXICAN pot of horse motif signed by the artist
MEXICAN pot of horse motif signed by the artist
MEXICAN pot of horse motif; native style, small
MEXICAN, but not necessarily connected with any
rustic MEXICAN pot of native-style motif, about 5 inch
MEXICAN pot, hand-etched, of native-style motif
MEXICAN pot of horse motif, about 5
wide-mouthed MEXICAN pot, hand-etched, of blades-and-arches-
tive natives, by modern producers in old MEXICO.
run through a brief cleaning cycle in a MILD soap solution (consult machine manual f
prospecting clubs, mineral museums, and MINE tours
of shows and clubs, mineral museums, and MINE tours
where to dig, pan, and MINE gems and minerals in the southwestern s
s, and related information), museums and MINE tours, special events, tourist informat
  this is a book of maps of MINERAL collecting sites
ailed and complete locations of specific MINERAL sites
MINERAL sites in arizona, modern and historical
hand carved from natural MINERAL -- may vary slightly in appearance from
it also describes where to view MINERAL specimens and prehistoric artifacts at
ooks by providing a magnificent rock and MINERAL catalog in color
list of shows and clubs, MINERAL museums, and mine tours
shows, rockhound and prospecting clubs, MINERAL museums, and mine tours
and clothing, mining techniques, gem and MINERAL sites (including directions and maps, h
MINERAL locator index and glossary
e metaphysical lore associated with each MINERAL, where applicable
a brief history of important MINERAL discoveries, illustrated with verbal de
can all MINERALOGICAL classifications of rocks be tumbled tog
MINERALOGY of more than 90 minerals of the america
focuses on the more common rocks and MINERALS, including those frequently encountered
d cylindrical; for eggs, spheres, slabs, MINERALS.
assorted easel stands for slabs and MINERALS.
tyrannosaurs poster MINERALS poster
de to the most common kinds of rocks and MINERALS offers concise and fascinating informat
or collecting over 70 different types of MINERALS and fossils
covers rocks and MINERALS from around the world
where to dig, pan, and mine gems and MINERALS in the southwestern states (az, ca, co,
arizona locations for collecting MINERALS are described in some length, along wit
a fully color illustrated basic guide to MINERALS.
mineralogy of more than 90 MINERALS of the american southwest, each with a
jects, especially those related to gems, MINERALS, and fossils; although others also
ice on collecting and preparing gems and MINERALS, this handy book also includes maps and
a field guide to southwestern rocks and MINERALS.
llaneous small stands for eggs, spheres, MINERALS, and slabs
detail of MINERALS poster
MINERALS, page 3
rocks, gems and MINERALS (golden guide)
chrysocolla (combined with other MINERALS found in copper ore)
esting items based in the world of gems, MINERALS, and the southwest that may please you o
which can be useful in searching out old MINES, claims, rumors, etc
these activities require MINIMAL adult supervision and use common househ
discusses equipment and clothing, MINING techniques, gem and mineral sites (incl
eas, from jasper hunting in the historic MINING district near bagdad [az, not iraq] to
smuth loses one atom every 1 hour and 40 MINUTES on the average
orks well over or beside doors, windows, MIRRORS, etc
MITCHELL:
these problems can in many cases be MITIGATED or eliminated by combining the water wi
r the size of the barrel; and by using a MIX of different sizes of rocks; and by mai
MIXED purple stones (principally natural agat
rtz, turqurenite (d), purple agates, and MIXED rockssorted by color - 4 ounce bags
inly natural feldspar), turqurenite (d), MIXED blue stones
rincipally natural agates and amethyst), MIXED green stones (mainly natural feldspar),
se items, which preferably should not be MIXED with other types of material
MIXED rocks (principally agates and jaspers)
most types of rock can be MIXED in the barrel, but a few such as apache
unsuitable for certain plants or potting MIXES.
requires external motor (except complete MODEL) and cooling setup of users choice
MODEL nominal rating working load of rocks lo
create their own crystals, sculpt edible MODELS of the planet, and bake volcanic mering
gives you not only the MODERN layout, but also the historical map, wh
dant, has been ecologically decimated in MODERN times
de in the style of primitive natives, by MODERN producers in old mexico
dant, has been ecologically decimated in MODERN times
de in the style of primitive natives, by MODERN producers
mineral sites in arizona, MODERN and historical
showing 1881 configuration and also the MODERN configuration on a transparent overlay
gives you not only the MODERN layout, but also the historical situati
showing 1881 configuration and also the MODERN configuration on a transparent overlay,
these stones occupy the lower end of the MOH'S harness scale, and should not be worn i
glasses are also somewhat softer on the MOH'S scale than most other rocks
happen to be out of such an item at the MOMENT, we will usually be getting more
we do not close for MONDAY holidays (e
MONDAY:
guaro national park, organ pipe national MONUMENT, the chiricahua mountains, the coronado
of kokopelli amidst cacti, with bird and MOON.
nd-etched in a blades, arches, and steps MOTIF, and having conical top
mexican pot of horse MOTIF; native style, small mouthed, and globul
exican pot, hand-etched, of native-style MOTIF, about 6 inches tall
d-etched, of blades-and-arches-and-steps MOTIF, 5
mexican pot of horse MOTIF signed by the artist r
rustic-style mexican pot, bird MOTIF in black and dark-green on brown textur
) mexican pot of horse MOTIF signed by the artist r
mexican pot of horse MOTIF, about 5
rustic mexican pot of native-style MOTIF, about 5 inches tall
ceramic but painted with multiple blade MOTIF.
d in a native-style blades-and-triangles MOTIF, ball shape, about 5
tubular wind chimes of various MOTIFS.
requires external MOTOR (except complete model) and cooling set
complete unit comes with MOTOR, blade, wheels, vise, saw hood, and an a
, undyed MOUNTAIN jade
n pipe national monument, the chiricahua MOUNTAINS, the coronado national forest, and the c
] to search for gold in the superstition MOUNTAINS and digging for turquoise at the foot o
ead necklace, fancy superior style, wire MOUNTED.
hand-chipped stone arrowheads are MOUNTED in a wooden frame suitable for wall dis
ropelled carriage into which the rock is MOUNTED.
butterflies or pressed flowers) allowing MOUNTING between thin plastic sheets; and 9-cell
wires, clips, screws, clutches], pendant MOUNTINGS that mainly fit standard cabochons, bez
mostly base-metal / plated findings and MOUNTINGS, but also some sterling and goldfilled i
tone box with removable cells; and riker MOUNTS.
glass-topped riker MOUNTS, filled with white cushioning material
2 inches wide, having small (15/16 inch) MOUTH.
clear plastic wide MOUTHED jars with white plastic lids, in 1, 2,
pot of horse motif; native style, small MOUTHED, and globular; about 5 3/8 inches tall,
inning with the coarse abrasive and then MOVING up sequentially to the medium, fine, an
MULTI-COLORED dyed quartz, turqurenite (d), purple ag
nerally whitish ceramic but painted with MULTIPLE blade motif
nd meteorite organizations, dealers, and MUSEUMS.
list of shows and clubs, mineral MUSEUMS, and mine tours
, hours, fees, and related information), MUSEUMS and mine tours, special events, tourist
rections to each site and directories to MUSEUMS, rock shops, and major public land areas
rockhound and prospecting clubs, mineral MUSEUMS, and mine tours
arrowheads collections allows hanging on NAIL or screw (flat-head suggested)
as a gemologically inaccurate colloquial NAME is in fact an untreated stone although
not marked with this symbol if the very NAME of the material designates a material t
NAME wheel size functions remarks rock rasca
edicine horse" and labeled with artist's NAME.
treated stone although not the stone the NAME suggests, e
uss, former superintendent, death valley NATIONAL park
cts at grand canyon and petrified forest NATIONAL parks, as well as on tribal lands
ed are saguaro national park, organ pipe NATIONAL monument, the chiricahua mountains, the
o national forest, and the cabeza prieta NATIONAL wildlife refuge
com) included are saguaro NATIONAL park, organ pipe national monument, the
, the chiricahua mountains, the coronado NATIONAL forest, and the cabeza prieta national
t with southwestern landscape scenes and NATIVE-AMERICAN style ornamentation, generally of ivory
mexican pot, hand-etched in a NATIVE-STYLE blades-and-triangles motif, ball shape,
rustic mexican pot of NATIVE-STYLE motif, about 5 inches tall
mexican pot, hand-etched, of NATIVE-STYLE motif, about 6 inches tall
rrowheads made in the style of primitive NATIVES, by modern producers
rrowheads made in the style of primitive NATIVES, by modern producers in old mexico
mitation a manmade, or (usually treated) NATURAL, material designed to resemble the state
tour -- home doing business wire-wrapped NATURAL veracruz amethyst crystals in sterling
ing silver, karat gold, platinum, or any NATURAL faceted stones; although new chains for
chrysocolla complements NATURAL knob
marbles of assorted NATURAL, dyed, and manmade materials
mixed purple stones (principally NATURAL agates and amethyst), mixed green stone
mm a manmade material having no NATURAL equivalent
marbles of assorted NATURAL, dyed, and manmade materials
n NATURAL.
nd amethyst), mixed green stones (mainly NATURAL feldspar), turqurenite (d), mixed blue
hand carved from NATURAL mineral -- may vary slightly in appeara
n synthetic (laboratory duplicate of the NATURAL stone, having its same chemistry and cr
5 inches high, strung with NATURAL-FIBER cord
hand-inked and patterned with NATURALLY granular arizona peridot
vet bosque mesquite of southern arizona, NATURALLY granular arizona peridot, and chrysocol
vet bosque mesquite of southern arizona, NATURALLY granular arizona peridot, and (variousl
otopes of bismuth either do not occur in NATURE or disintegrate so quickly that they do
lens treasure house 4313 east grant road (NEAR columbus boulevard) tucson, az 85712-26
hunting in the historic mining district NEAR bagdad [az, not iraq] to search for gol
individual pots are NEARLY 2
also finished NECKCHAINS � base metal / plated and also sterli
" chipped stone arrowhead NECKLACE, fancy superior style, wire mounted
dark amber NECKLACE, irregularly shaped "chip" beads
dream catcher feathers style NECKLACE, silvertone with bluegreen accent gem
NECKLACE earrings, hearts beads, of turitella ro
lip backs are marked sterling, as is the NECKLACE chain
NECKLACE earrings, white howlite spherical beads
arrowhead NECKLACES of clear quartz
amber bead NECKLACES, varigated shades, smaller beads
amber bead NECKLACES, varigated shades, larger beads
tm heart NECKLACES of fiber-optic dale stone tm on silvert
shark tooth NECKLACES on black cords
NECKLACES of chips and focal bob, assorted stone
tips, bead cords on cards with built in NEEDLES, bell caps, eye pins, head pins, ear[wir
uld contact us for discussion as to your NEEDS, and we can see if we can fill them
” gold diggers atlas by robert NEIL johnson
NEVERTHELESS, the web site is indicative of our merch
NEVERTHELESS, there are reasons for using them
  NEXT up the food chain is the vibrating or s
hwestern states (az, ca, co, hi, ks, nv, NM, ok, tx, ut)
model NOMINAL rating working load of rocks lortone 3a
ed or oiled, usually in the context of a NONTRANSPARENT stone
nd chrysocolla of globe, arizona; by the NONTRIBAL american artist bonnie gail sarnelli wh
NOTE also that the tendency to chip or pit w
NOTE:
NOTE:
NOTE:
NOTE that the strand lengths vary
wearing NOTE:
NOTE that these have clip backs
NOVELTIES.
NUGGET bracelets on stretchy cord
ng with bigger barrels in which the main OBJECTIVE might be to produce considerable quanti
particularly significant with glass and OBSIDIAN, including apache tears
black stone, snowflake OBSIDIAN, clear quartz chip beads
gely yes, but glass, apache tears, other OBSIDIAN, and clear crystalline quartz chip easil
the OBSIDIANS and glasses are also somewhat softer on
unscheduled closings may occur on rare OCCASIONS.
archimedes shells, spiral ODDITIES around 1/4 to 3/8 inches in diameter an
cabochons are made by sawing OFF a slice of rock (such slices can often
of various types, to show OFF your prized items
-- grand tour -- home doing business we OFFER and install watch straps and batteries
pictured some of the types of jewelry we OFFER.
-- grand tour -- home doing business we OFFER a variety of tumbled stones, for a vari
we OFFER a respectable variety of materials and
-- grand tour -- home doing business we OFFER a significant assortment of mostly base
OFFER kids ages 6--9 a fascinating introducti
-- grand tour -- home doing business we OFFER sets of small stones that are identifie
-- grand tour -- home doing business we OFFER a limited selection of seashells (but n
-- home doing business we OFFER bead stringing, bola repair, earring co
-- grand tour -- home doing business we OFFER wall posters covering a variety of scie
-- grand tour -- home doing business we OFFER stands, boxes, display cases, etc
-- grand tour -- home doing business we OFFER an assortment of fossils for the collec
is process because the cleaning solution OFFERS less drag to prevent rapid collisions t
most common kinds of rocks and minerals OFFERS concise and fascinating information on
each poster OFFERS a comprehensive overview of the subject
rous overview of metalworking techniques OFJEWELERS:
hines should be run with a light cutting OIL (see blade instructions) only, or may b
rials are degraded when impregnated with OIL; and others might be damaged by water al
o OIL, resin, or wax colorless infusion, usual
w colorlessly waxed or OILED, usually in the context of a nontranspar
yellow fiber optic*, OLIVE jade, peridot beads
o known as dale stonetm fiber optic* and OLIVE jade, close up
alternatively, ON-LINE payments for such orders can be made vi
the species, although ONCE abundant, has been ecologically decimat
the species, although ONCE abundant, has been ecologically decimat
gives you not ONLY the modern layout, but also the histori
we ship ONLY to united states addresses
for this reason, she uses ONLY fallen, not living, trees
remodels and repairs to costume jewelry ONLY.
ght cutting oil (see blade instructions) ONLY, or may be run in water solution if a su
ery versatile form, for it admits of not ONLY ovals and round profiles, but also hear
gives you not ONLY the modern layout, but also the histori
$ ONLY) with proper id, and most bank cards
or do not do their own sawing, and need ONLY grinding, sanding, and polishing
for this reason, she uses ONLY fallen, not living, trees
ess green beads, possibly emerald (d) or ONYX (d)
eggs of pampas ONYX, approximately 1
cabochons of black ONYX, various forms of turquoise, and turquoi
irridescence, but is a strongly colored OPAQUE material with an unusual pattern
, cutting OPEN of geodes) are temporarily suspended un
the OPENING extends into the left piece but cannot,
has a look-through OPENING that is lined with fine sparkly quartz
grinding and sanding OPERATIONS using conventional abrasives are normal
*also known as dale stonetm fiber OPTIC* and olive jade, close up
yellow fiber OPTIC*, olive jade, peridot beads
the OPTIMUM slurry will be tacky enough to hold abr
mmercial sizes, are available by special ORDER.
others can be had by special ORDER.
arbor machines, are available by special ORDER.
we can accept ORDERS by mail, e-mail, phone
alternatively, on-line payments for such ORDERS can be made via your bank card through
for mailed, e-mailed, and phoned ORDERS, you may pay by check (u
ht 2005 allens treasure house) rocks are ORDINARILY sawn with a circular diamond-edged blad
adequate for all ORDINARY-SIZE gemstones
com) included are saguaro national park, ORGAN pipe national monument, the chiricahua
and preserving meteorites, and meteorite ORGANIZATIONS, dealers, and museums
none are of verifiable native american ORIGIN.
none are of confirmable native american ORIGIN.
n certain areas, likely a feature of the ORIGINAL shell
rock, a conglomerate of fossils, showing ORIGINAL raw surface on one side and unpolished
n certain areas, likely a feature of the ORIGINAL shell
rock, a conglomerate of fossils, showing ORIGINAL raw surface on one side and unpolished
meteor and meteorite ORIGINS, meteor watching, meteor showers, meteor
physical and chemical properties, ORIGINS and geologic significance, gems and sem
oing business rustic and ecological wall ORNAMENT hand-crafted of rare riparian velvet bo
ss adorn your home with beautifully done ORNAMENTAL hangings, sculptures, and southwestern
s for wall display, and ristras (hanging ORNAMENTAL clusters)
ndscape scenes and native-american style ORNAMENTATION, generally of ivory-colored ceramic but
s sculptural southwestern shelf and wall ORNAMENTS, including cast and holographically lase
the hanging ORNAMENTS are approximately 35 x 20 millimeters
wall ORNAMENTS of arizona bosque mesquite
ing business rustic and ecological shelf ORNAMENTS hand-crafted of rare riparian velvet bo
shelf ORNAMENTS, arizona bosque mesquite
stone eggs, little spheres of stone, and ORNATE carvings
ORTHOCERAS in base rock, polished cross-sectional
ORTHOCERAS in base rock, cross-sectional polished
columnar sculptures of ORTHOCERAS-BEARING rock, about 12 inches tall
degraded when impregnated with oil; and OTHERS might be damaged by water also
to gems, minerals, and fossils; although OTHERS also
des can be run in plain water, and still OTHERS can be run dry
OTHERS can be had by special order
k at any given time, and often will have OTHERS not shown
inches deep, but OTHERS are available
odalite, and amethyst; all tiny sizes, 4 OUNCE bags
assorted pink rocks, often dyed, 4 OUNCE bags
s with white plastic lids, in 1, 2, or 4 OUNCE sizes
ates, and mixed rockssorted by color - 4 OUNCE bags
ed jasper all in tiny sizes (0 or 00), 4 OUNCE bags
cson, az 85712-2606 [map] (520) 326-5550 (OUT-OF-AREA-CODE callers may get an answering machine du
ut also painted; direct exposure to full OUTDOOR weather may be inadvisable
ctable variety of materials and sizes in OVALS, and also some rounds, with a few other
ersatile form, for it admits of not only OVALS and round profiles, but also hearts, cr
from house plumbing, hose from portable OVERHEAD tank, recirculating pump in tank under
he modern configuration on a transparent OVERLAY.
he modern configuration on a transparent OVERLAY, along with remarkably detailed and comp
obby-size tumbler, by including very few OVERSIZE rocks
a clear and generous OVERVIEW of metalworking techniques ofjewelers
each poster offers a comprehensive OVERVIEW of the subject through magnificent illu
display and PACKAGING items
cational start for young children, being PACKED with facts, accessible text, and dramat
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ness (any prices that may appear on this PAGE should not be considered current and ar
(prices shown on this PAGE are subject to change without notice
minerals, PAGE 3
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ess (any prices which may appear on this PAGE apart from purchasing buttons are subje
uction to all aspects of lapidary in 196 PAGES.
artfully PAINTED wood set with six tumble-polished stone
feathers; generally whitish ceramic but PAINTED with multiple blade motif
full 3d sculpture cast of resin and art PAINTED in detail
artfully PAINTED wood set with six tumble-polished stone
artfully PAINTED wood set with six tumble-polished stone
pots are clay, but also PAINTED; direct exposure to full outdoor weather
, generally of ivory-colored ceramic but PAINTED in various colors
images and also numerous smaller horses PAINTED upon it
pot, whitish ceramic, southwestern PAINTED themes, conical top, bowl-like bottom
sand PAINTING of eagle-costumed native american dance
polished ammonite halves, matched PAIR, approximately 3 inch
ammonite halves, polished PAIR, approximately 2
ammonite halves, polished PAIR, approximately 3
small matched ammonite PAIRS, polished
polished ammonite halves, matched PAIRS, approximately 3 inch
g business these are bowl-shaped genuine PAKISTANI baskets handmade of palm leaves (phoeni
ed genuine pakistani baskets handmade of PALM leaves (phoenix dactylifera)
cabochons of petrified PALMWOOD.
eggs of PAMPAS onyx, approximately 1
where to dig, PAN, and mine gems and minerals in the south
use a PAN to recover gold from wherever it awaits
er superintendent, death valley national PARK.
ing gold as easy as finding coins in the PARK.
com) included are saguaro national PARK, organ pipe national monument, the chiri
and canyon and petrified forest national PARKS, as well as on tribal lands
simply the tank in which the blade spins PARTIALLY submerged
the problem is PARTICULARLY significant with glass and obsidian, in
due to the presence of small swallowable PARTS and not being certified as toxin-free
we also stock PARTS for lortone tumblers
a small sample of our jewelry PARTS.
jewelry PARTS.
the granular peridot PATHS are typically punctuated by hand inking
(if you have the PATIENCE.)
ofile onto it, perhaps with the aid of a PATTERN or standard template, roughly sawing ou
colored opaque material with an unusual PATTERN.
hand-inked and PATTERNED with naturally granular arizona peridot
doing business adorn your space with the PATTERNS provided by brazilian agate, either as
bear PAW various themes
egend of the dream catcher', having bear PAW and feathers design
ed, e-mailed, and phoned orders, you may PAY by check (u
to PAY this way, you must have a paypal accoun
invoice will give you the option either PAYING directly from your paypal account or of
pal invoice, via which you can then make PAYMENT.
alternatively, on-line PAYMENTS for such orders can be made via your ba
ccount and should ask us to e-mail you a PAYPAL invoice, via which you can then make pa
the PAYPAL link in the invoice will give you the o
count or of using your bank card if your PAYPAL account accepts it
option either paying directly from your PAYPAL account or of using your bank card if y
rds from remote customers except through PAYPAL.
your paypal account or directly via your PAYPAL account
be made via your bank card through your PAYPAL account or directly via your paypal acc
to pay this way, you must have a PAYPAL account and should ask us to e-mail you
use separation of the rocks from plastic PELLETS (if used)
, plastic PELLETS) in all stages when doing these items, w
addition of a large quantity of plastic PELLETS to the soap solution may be an answer,
earrings and PENDANT, 'legend of the dream catcher', having b
new zealand jade PENDANT and earring set
veracruz amethyst crystal PENDANT, wirewrapped in sterling silver, with st
earrings and PENDANT, 'legend of the dream catcher', having b
veracruz amethyst crystal PENDANT, wirewrapped in sterling silver, with st
ns, ear[wires, clips, screws, clutches], PENDANT mountings that mainly fit standard cabo
amethyst crystal PENDANTS.
earrings, cufflinks, PENDANTS of silver, turquoise, coral, and jade (
ly in the context of a transparent stone PENETRATED by tiny voids that would otherwise be c
for PEOPLE who want to get started tumbling quickl
eye wonders is the PERFECT educational star"> eye wonders is the p
ct educational star"> eye wonders is the PERFECT educational start for young children, b
however, the PERFORMANCE and durability is much better, and thes
t), drawing the desired profile onto it, PERHAPS with the aid of a pattern or standard t
granular PERIDOT.
*also known as dale stonetm PERIDOT chip beads
atterned with naturally granular arizona PERIDOT.
yellow fiber optic*, olive jade, PERIDOT beads
hern arizona, naturally granular arizona PERIDOT, and chrysocolla of globe, arizona; by t
hern arizona, naturally granular arizona PERIDOT, and (variously) chrysocolla of globe, a
the granular PERIDOT paths are typically punctuated by hand
mesquite, chrysocolla, PERIDOT, deerskin, quartz
PERIDOT-COLOR quartz (d), greener-than-usual amazonit
if you visit in PERSON, please ask to see them, as they may not
in PERSON, we accept u
llustrations (the posters look better in PERSON than in these photographs) and text fil
l steps, but this is largely a matter of PERSONAL preference or for specialized work; for
cabochons of PETRIFIED palmwood
) tumblable red jasper, PETRIFIED wood, and red and green agates
rehistoric artifacts at grand canyon and PETRIFIED forest national parks, as well as on tr
akistani baskets handmade of palm leaves (PHOENIX dactylifera)
we can accept orders by mail, e-mail, PHONE.
by appointment; please PHONE first
for mailed, e-mailed, and PHONED orders, you may pay by check (u
from a considerable distance, we suggest PHONING in advance regardless of the day
PHONING in advance is advisable any time on tue
erican southwest, each with a full color PHOTO.
the color, due to PHOTOGRAPHIC anomalies, appears a bit lighter here t
a full-color PHOTOGRAPHIC portfolio of spectacular arizona gems
ocket and featuring full-color, detailed PHOTOGRAPHS.
ters look better in person than in these PHOTOGRAPHS) and text filled with many facts and rec
PHOTOGRAPHS depicting the collecting areas
ices that may appear on this web site in PHOTOGRAPHS are subject to change without notice
(regret inadequate PHOTOGRAPHY.
ccessible text, and dramatic atmospheric PHOTOGRAPHY.
many b/w diagrams and PHOTOS.
site PHOTOS and a full-color specimen insert
-- (prices that appear in PHOTOS on this web site are subject to change
ated throughout with clear demonstration PHOTOS.
b/w site PHOTOS and full-color specimen pictures
o all, and isillustrated throughout with PHOTOS, diagrams, and maps; mostly in color
full color PHOTOS of numerous arizona rocks (the best we'
we can e-mail PHOTOS of specific items you have an interest
numerous b/w PHOTOS and diagrams
PHYSICAL and chemical properties, origins and ge
but not equivalent to it chemically and PHYSICALLY.
PICTURE of riding native american warrior in re
PICTURE of bison in relief against background s
e 24 x 36 inch size, which fits standard PICTURE frames
below are PICTURED some of the types of jewelry we offer
PICTURED here
scale in PICTURES with grid
sculptures and art PICTURES -- grand tour -- home doing business sc
b/w site photos and full-color specimen PICTURES.
the opening extends into the left PIECE but cannot, in the left piece, be seen
o the left piece but cannot, in the left PIECE, be seen from the front
s are available if no alterations to the PIECE itself is required
hematite in individual PIECES, size l
we also make up custom PIECES for customers
PIECES are signed by the artist
- grand tour - assembled from PIECES of the stated material(s) along with bi
leopardskin jasper in individual PIECES, size xl
these are old PIECES thought to be from ca
assorted PINK rocks, often dyed, 4 ounce bags
PINK tourmaline and rhodonite chip beads
ds with built in needles, bell caps, eye PINS, head pins, ear[wires, clips, screws, cl
lt in needles, bell caps, eye pins, head PINS, ear[wires, clips, screws, clutches], pe
ncluded are saguaro national park, organ PIPE national monument, the chiricahua mount
mmended; rock slurry tends to plug sewer PIPES).
note also that the tendency to chip or PIT will be more pronounced if the average
xcessively violent, leading to chipping, PITTING, or spalling of the surface, which will
all belt buckles have the bar (on PIVOTS but not removable) and hook (on the oth
indian (east) cotton PLACEMATS, woven and stenciled, approximately 23 x
detailed catalog of PLACER gold locations plus the geology and pro
wn crystals, sculpt edible models of the PLANET, and bake volcanic meringue cookies
therefore may be unsuitable for certain PLANTS or potting mixes
d may cause separation of the rocks from PLASTIC pellets (if used)
flowers) allowing mounting between thin PLASTIC sheets; and 9-cell stone box with remov
ear plastic wide mouthed jars with white PLASTIC lids, in 1, 2, or 4 ounce sizes
rel, the addition of a large quantity of PLASTIC pellets to the soap solution may be an
clear PLASTIC wide mouthed jars with white plastic li
h trim saw optional vise; optional clear PLASTIC hood
, PLASTIC pellets) in all stages when doing these
they also come in a PLASTIC-LAMINATED form, which is excellent for those who
ficant assortment of mostly base-metal / PLATED findings and mountings, but also some s
lso finished neckchains � base metal / PLATED and also sterling or goldfilled
not work on sterling silver, karat gold, PLATINUM, or any natural faceted stones; although
na with this guide to the "best spots to PLAY, climb, hike, fish, and be
er not recommended; rock slurry tends to PLUG sewer pipes)
direct hose from house PLUMBING, hose from portable overhead tank, recir
ature hook-up ports or fittings for such PLUMBING, but the user may choose the water syste
conveniently sized to fit in your POCKET and featuring full-color, detailed phot
knife or spear POINTS of bone
pricing POLICY:
el along with abrasives, to grind and/or POLISH them
medium POLISH.
one difference is that some POLISH agents do not require a final soap burn
g of the surface, which will make a good POLISH impossible
6 inches trim-saw, grind, sand, and POLISH.
up sequentially to the medium, fine, and POLISH abrasives
rascal t 6 inches trim saw, grind, sand, POLISH.
ventional counterparts, grind, sand, and POLISH all in one unit; however the number of
inally to a brilliant shine on the final POLISH wheel
POLISHED amber chunks
orthoceras in base rock, cross-sectional POLISHED rendering, 5 to 6 inches long
POLISHED whole ammonite, mostly black but with s
POLISHED whole ammonite having irridescence in c
POLISHED slabs and bookends
ammonite halves, POLISHED pair, approximately 3
small matched ammonite pairs, POLISHED.
POLISHED whole ammonite having irridescence in c
ammonite halves, POLISHED pair, approximately 2
POLISHED amber chunks
shaped but not POLISHED.
POLISHED ammonite halves, matched pairs, approxi
whole ammonite, smooth, POLISHED.
POLISHED ammonite halves, matched pair, approxim
orthoceras in base rock, POLISHED cross-sectional specimen
these may be POLISHED or unpolished, and may come in one or a
and a half-face endplate for sanding and POLISHING disks
ier times, sawing, grinding, sanding and POLISHING were accomplished on separate machines
grinding and POLISHING can be accomplished also using diamond
ally suitable for subsequent cutting and POLISHING).
ng, and need only grinding, sanding, and POLISHING.
te saw, with all subsequent grinding and POLISHING in a single machine; or do not do their
signed by the artist art POLLY.
it is possible to get POOR results from a tumbler when using good
our most POPULAR include
this guidebook covers POPULAR and commercial sites as well as numerou
fills the gap between academic texts and POPULAR books by providing a magnificent rock a
rect hose from house plumbing, hose from PORTABLE overhead tank, recirculating pump in ta
a full-color photographic PORTFOLIO of spectacular arizona gems
g, and this web site may not necessarily PORTRAY accurately the current inventory
the machines feature hook-up PORTS or fittings for such plumbing, but the
working finding) sterling, although some POSSESS no quality mark
it is POSSIBLE to get poor results from a tumbler when
tour -- home doing business green beads, POSSIBLY emerald (d) or onyx (d)
r irradiated and POSSIBLY heated
l lasered, POSSIBLY with chemical treatment
cylindrical, POST, and easel
ver and coral tie tack, exclusive of the POST and clutch
each POSTER offers a comprehensive overview of the
space shuttle launch POSTER.
weird dinosaurs POSTER.
pterosaurs the flying reptiles POSTER.
detail of international space station POSTER.
tyrannosaurs POSTER minerals poster
international space station POSTER.
tyrannosaurs poster minerals POSTER.
detail of dinosaur POSTER.
rocks POSTER.
tyrannosaurus rex in window POSTER.
fossils POSTER.
mars POSTER.
detail of fossils POSTER.
able that allow easy installation of the POSTER (best used with the laminated form)
detail of minerals POSTER.
is excellent for those who want a tough POSTER without bothering with a frame
detail of international space station POSTER.
t through magnificent illustrations (the POSTERS look better in person than in these pho
our -- home doing business we offer wall POSTERS covering a variety of scientific subjec
POSTERS.
tour -- home doing business our line of POSTERS has expanded, covering earth sciences a
more POSTERS.
POT, native american style, tasseled with co
mexican POT of horse motif, about 5
rustic mexican POT of native-style motif, about 5 inches t
mexican POT, hand-etched in a native-style blades-an
mexican POT, hand-etched in a blades, arches, and st
POT with southwestern landscape scenes and
) mexican POT of horse motif signed by the artist r
POT, whitish ceramic, southwestern painted t
wide-mouthed mexican POT, hand-etched, of blades-and-arches-and-s
mexican POT of horse motif signed by the artist r
mexican POT, hand-etched, of native-style motif, abo
rustic-style mexican POT, bird motif in black and dark-green on b
mexican POT of horse motif; native style, small mou
y encountered but not necessarily of gem POTENTIAL.
POTS are clay, but also painted; direct expo
individual POTS are nearly 2
the POTS lack rain holes and therefore may be un
es or in combination with wood carvings, POTTERY, floral arrangements, etc
POTTERY and sculpture
ings, sculptures, and southwestern style POTTERY.
POTTERY, clocks, chimes, sculptures, etc
may be unsuitable for certain plants or POTTING mixes
red flame agate other agates in POUND bags
one another, not roll on one another nor POUND one another
red flame agate other agates in POUND bags
“4 pound” and “12 POUND” tumblers
“4 POUND” and “12 pound” tumblers
a large rough rock into slices which are PRACTICAL for subsequent work
also PRECUT sheet silver
but this is largely a matter of personal PREFERENCE or for specialized work; for most work
ibes where to view mineral specimens and PREHISTORIC artifacts at grand canyon and petrified
e instructions as to such matters as the PRELIMINARY dressing many blades require, or they w
brimming with advice on collecting and PREPARING gems and minerals, this handy book also
then bringing it to a dull gloss on the PREPOLISH wheel, and finally to a brilliant shine
in refined samples if they had even been PRESENT, which is unlikely
at all) cleans up much more readily, and PRESENTS much less of a disposal/pollution issue
classification, tektites, collecting and PRESERVING meteorites, and meteorite organizations
, PRESIDENTS day) but do close for new years day, ea
-specimen display (as for butterflies or PRESSED flowers) allowing mounting between thin
hp heated under PRESSURE.
ness we have a number of cute, fragrant, PRETTY, historically-connected, or otherwise in
includes dyed lace agate, avery PRETTY material
he cleaning solution offers less drag to PREVENT rapid collisions than does a proper slu
ick a slurry will gum up the process and PREVENT grinding, and may cause separation of t
PREVENT and handle emergencies in the desert
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PRICES that appear in purchasing buttons, when
call, write, or visit for PRICES.
om about 7 inches to 11 inches diameter; PRICES from about $5
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call, write, or visit for current PRICES on those items
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PRICING policy
coronado national forest, and the cabeza PRIETA national wildlife refuge
ed stone arrowheads made in the style of PRIMITIVE natives, by modern producers in old mex
ed agate arrowheads made in the style of PRIMITIVE natives, by modern producers
mixed purple stones (PRINCIPALLY natural agates and amethyst), mixed gre
mixed rocks (PRINCIPALLY agates and jaspers) sorted by color
they are PRINTED on a heavy white stock, and then coated
views do not fully show the high quality PRINTING, due to the limitations of internet imag
standards used to produce expensive art PRINTS.
hours may be irregular on christmas eve; PRIOR appointment is suggested for that day
of various types, to show off your PRIZED items
ascal j 6 inches trim saw optional vise; PROBABLY the least expensive such unit on the ma
the wire fittings are PROBABLY surgical steel
PROBABLY the biggest factor in good tumbling is
PROBABLY the least expensive such unit on the ma
the PROBLEM is particularly significant with glass
tips that can help anyone experiencing a PROBLEM to become a survivor
this PROBLEM can be minimized, when using the usual
these PROBLEMS can in many cases be mitigated or elimi
ons of both the blade and machine before PROCEEDING.
rock tumbling PROCEEDS in typically 4 stages, beginning with t
allen’s treasure house) tumbling is the PROCESS of agitating a collection of rocks (or
too thick a slurry will gum up the PROCESS and prevent grinding, and may cause sep
a risk of chipping the rocks during this PROCESS because the cleaning solution offers le
does this PROCESS generate radioactivity
incoming shipment awaiting PROCESSING.
hese are the same high standards used to PRODUCE expensive art prints
in which the main objective might be to PRODUCE considerable quantities of larger-than-
he style of primitive natives, by modern PRODUCERS.
he style of primitive natives, by modern PRODUCERS in old mexico
acer gold locations plus the geology and PRODUCTION history, throughout arizona
red for serious workloads and commercial PRODUCTION.
ult supervision and use common household PRODUCTS.
urchased ready-cut), drawing the desired PROFILE onto it, perhaps with the aid of a patt
then grinding the rock to the indicated PROFILE.
or it admits of not only ovals and round PROFILES, but also hearts, crosses, and other unu
ones, for a variety of jewelry and craft PROJECTS.
smooth matte finished rocks for special PROJECTS.
the tendency to chip or pit will be more PRONOUNCED if the average rock size is considerabl
ngular rocks, for example, may not churn PROPERLY in some vibratory machines, and for suc
themselves or with materials of similar PROPERTIES.
physical and chemical PROPERTIES, origins and geologic significance, gems
dentification, rock collecting, and gold PROSPECTING.
list of gem shows, rockhound and PROSPECTING clubs, mineral museums, and mine tours
tz chip easily when impacted and must be PROTECTED more than other rocks need to be
here is no overall quality mark, but the PROVENANCE, and appearance suggest sterling and the
here is no overall quality mark, but the PROVENANCE and appearance suggest sterling and the
here is no overall quality mark, but the PROVENANCE and appearance suggest sterling, and th
iness adorn your space with the patterns PROVIDED by brazilian agate, either as individua
ween academic texts and popular books by PROVIDING a magnificent rock and mineral catalog
PTEROSAURS the flying reptiles poster
tories to museums, rock shops, and major PUBLIC land areas
om portable overhead tank, recirculating PUMP in tank under table, under-wheel air-dr
the granular peridot paths are typically PUNCTUATED by hand inking
slice of rock (such slices can often be PURCHASED ready-cut), drawing the desired profile
PURCHASING
which may appear on this page apart from PURCHASING buttons are subject to change without n
PURCHASING
home PURCHASING
prices that appear in PURCHASING buttons, when available, are current
mixed PURPLE stones (principally natural agates and
ti-colored dyed quartz, turqurenite (d), PURPLE agates, and mixed rockssorted by color
cabochons of PURPLE agate
they are a dark transparent PURPLE-RED, not black