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Useful Links

This is mostly the same posted before elsewhere. I had
mixed feelings on posting it here, but most are not the few, and I
feel this may help someone. If you book mark these and follow the
links it will give you invaluable and sources. I have
kept away from listing tools and material. On all actual sites listed
you will get quality material (many are commercial), these will not
put up with what goes on at some places. On all of these sites, visit
the links and don’t be surprised if one or more of your bookmarks
show up.

Lists you might want to join, sign up at-

The Ganoksin Project (Orchid list) http://www.ganoksin.com

Lapidary Arts list http://www.gemcutters.org (see also)
http://www.gemcutters.org/resources.htm

Rough for sale http://groups.yahoo.com/group/roughforsale

United States Faceters Guild (from people tops in the
world is posted) http://www.usfacetersguild.org

Rockhound list http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RockhoundsList

Beading

http://beadwork.about.com/cs/ht.htm
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/9555/beading.htm
http://www.softflextm.com/tips.htm (Project Ideas)
http://www.frii.com/~dnorris (see student work)
http://www.lapidaryjournal.com/
http://beadwork.about.com/c/ht/How_index.htm
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/9555/beading.htm
http://www.lapidaryjournal.com/jj
http://pmegio.com
http://jewelrymaking.about.com
http://www.silversmithing.com (See shop talk)

Gem info


http://www.yourgemologist.com
http://www.birdamlasu.com/gemology.htm
http://www.cigem.ca

  1. Rocks and gem

http://www.vgms.org (This is a gold mine of for rockhounds.)
http://www.the-vug.com/lapidary/lapidary.html
http://huntforgems.com/links.html (commercial, but excellent links to other
info, see home page.)
For anyone who may wish to build a really big (and cheep) rock tumbler.
http://tomaszewski.net/Kreigh/Minerals/Homemade.shtml
(links to. and also)
http://manly.delconet.com/klahn/tumbler/index.html
http://www.acc.umu.se/~widmark/lwtrumld.html
More and instructions (Sites already mentioned have a lot and/or
links to.)
http://www.rocktumblinghobby.com
http://www.faceters.com
http://www.amfed.org
http://www.theimage.com/faceting
http://www.cabbers.com/links.shtml
http://www.opalopal.com/docsopalbench.htm
http://awesomegems.com/gemfacts.html
http://fireagate.com (Great eye candy!)
http://www.cutstudy.com
http://www.gearloose.com

Favorite search engine is http://www.google.com Again visit the links
for a wealth of (good links to supplies also). I suggest
if you are new to this that you add folders to your
favorites/bookmarks to organize if you follow only a
few links they will mushroom in number; enjoy.

One other source -was told mixed reviews compared to above. Don’t
know. (Perhaps relevant. I have even done business (some) with Fire
Mountain, was pleased, but agree with some criticisms.) However this
loaded, saturated, with If you have an interest, do not
miss this site. http://www.rockhounds.com/rockshop/table.shtml