Hi, The pump drill is still extensively used in India…and in
fact all of Asia. Electricity being undependable at best there.
I got mine in Sri Lanka as a stock item from a jewelry shop.
I have seen them at IJS (Indian Jewelry Supply) and Rio has had
them in the past as well…for around $25 usd.
The also work well to start fires …
On another subject…
I have recently been priviledged to get access to the only
Mtoralite to be mined in Zimbabwe, from the 1970’s…Only one
deposit was ever found… Translucent to semi-transparent green
of incredible depth… It is chalcedony with 2% chromium… the
green is truly magnificient and unique. And old stock Bizbee,
Arizona chrysocolla in quartz…gem silica.
will take you directly to the Mtoralite and gem silica page.
What a wonderful year with Orchid…
Thanks to everyone for being so generous and friendly…a true
All the best in all things,