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Drag Saw For Large Jade Boulder


#1

As an undergraduate at Arizona State Univ., I worked in a lab where
we cut a meteorite that was about 3 feet in diameter. A
reciprocating saw was built and the blade was a piece of steel about
5 feet long and 1/8" thick. Grit and water were fed into the cut and
the water was recycled from a catch pan. I think the blade also
carried a weight. It worked but it also wore out a lot of blades.
You might contact Dr. Carleton Moore, Department of Chemistry,
Arizona State Univ., Tempe, Arizona for details. FYI: I did my
doctoral thesis on Wyoming jade deposits.

Richard “Dick” L. Sherer
www.sherersaddlesinc.com


#2

Dick

FYI: I did my doctoral thesis on Wyoming jade deposits. 

Could a copy of your Thesis still be had?

Terry


#3
FYI: I did my doctoral thesis on Wyoming jade deposits

I think one of the recent wyoming geological surveys referenced your
thesis extensively.

pleased to make your acquaintance.

Is it possible to purchase a copy of your thesis?

regards