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Past Treasure Chest & Stash Compartment, items that have been chosen
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post Sep 22 2008, 06:16 PM
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Mineral specimen lot #1

(Seasonal Drawing 9/22/16 treasure picked by Renee in Missouri )

A beautifully white and sparkly clean microcline/albite in combination with smokey quartz crystals all around (shown center right in picture) is the show piece of this lot. Size of the show piece is a miniature at just under 2.5" and is a micromount delight!
Also included for this lot, another smokey quartz crystal that at first glance appears to be broken which it was.....but mother nature has tried to fix the broken end over time and the broken end now has been "mended" naturally with many small terminations. The other pieces are, geothite (micromount), a nice pale amazonite crystal with good form, a pseudomorph hematite after siderite (awesome sheen and form), and another light tan colored microcline/albite formation with awesome shape and sheen too!



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post Sep 30 2008, 09:00 PM
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These items have either been picked by CP prize winners from drawings, site contest prizes, CP members Geocache finders prizes or given to someone with love from us.

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30 item grab box rough lot - 13.5 lbs in total for your lapidary work.

Rough pieces:
Jade - black, dark green Approx: 1.75 lbs (5 pieces)
Origin - Wyoming, from the original discoverer of jade in Wyoming (my grandfather) Lloyd and his partner.
These pieces come from my grandpa's personal stash of his original claim in the mid 30's begining the Wyoming "jade rush". He sold a large piece (2400 lbs) of "imperial" green to be used in carvings for the emporer of Japan from this same claim according to the family folklore.

Also included in this lot are 4 Del Norte Colorado agate/chalcedony pieces, 2 Arizona petrified wood, another tan petrified wood (unknown origin) which is opalized, 3 pieces Az. fire agate, 1 malachite/azurite, 7 misc. varied colors of chalcedony pieces, 6 cut slabs (two green moss agate, one Az. yellow petrified wood, one brown/black petrified wood from Eden valley Wyoming, one orange/brown petrified wood from South Park Colorado) and finally to finish the rough lapidary lot, a 2 lb bag of Arizona petrified wood/chaceldony's for tumbling.

(Seasonal Drawing 3/20/10 treasure picked by Hank in Florida)

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post Sep 30 2008, 09:02 PM
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Next we are adding a Rutilated Quartz snowman sculpture by Denise (Mrs.CP)
(Club Membership Drive 08's 3rd place pick by Dennis in Oregon)
Approx: 1 5/8" tall x 7/8" wide at the base ball.
Comes in three seprate pieces (not mounted)
Snowman in Rutilated Quartz, Top hat in Smokey Quartz, with a pedastel of Botswanian agate.

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post Sep 30 2008, 09:06 PM
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This one can be fun without the sun! biggrin.gif
Gold Concentrates with clean up pan and vial.
1/2 day's work with a 3" combination highbanker unit working in good paydirt equating to approximately 1/2 yard of material concentrated down to the golden goodies. Straight from the highbanker as if you cleaned it out yourself.....just add water!! wink.gif
Approximately 8 lbs dry weight.


(Club Membership Drive 08's 2nd place pick by Ken in Colorado)
(Seasonal Drawing 3/9 picked by Randy in Kansas)


*Gold Concentrates unavailable till further notice(3/21/09)*

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post Oct 14 2008, 07:39 AM
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This is a nice silver blue and gold combination pendant.

Amazonite flower carving with Colorado gold flakes for center pieces.
Wrapped with twisted sterling silver and 14k gold filled wire combination.
Stone is approximately 1.25" and total height with wrap is 1.87".
Mrs.CP and I both worked on this piece and the back is carved and polished as well.

Chosen for Geocache #5 prize - Found by Johnny in Colorado 8/4/09.


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post Oct 14 2008, 07:52 AM
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Next is a very colorful hunk of Arizona petrified wood - weight is right at 2 lbs or maybe just a little over.
Size approximately 3" tall x 3.5" deep front to back x 3" wide.

This piece is a CP website icon so to speak as it's been used in several topics for the forum and in the kid's page puzzles for many educational purposes. Could be carved or sculpted, cut for cabbing and and .... chores041.gif
Or even left as is for your collection. Image shown with surface wet to show colors.



(Seasonal Drawing 3/20/16 treasure picked by Danielle in Colorado)

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post Oct 14 2008, 08:15 AM
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Ok this one will appeal to the faceters out there we think.

Chosen for fall 11' seasonal drawing 1st place prize - Doug in Colorado 1/02/12

Rough Smokey Quartz crysttals for faceting - Approximately 124 grams +
From the world famous Dreamtime Mine in Colorado. All mined by myself and Mrs.CP and hand picked by us for clarity.
A nice range of colors from light to darks. We estimate that a 50% loss or so will be encountered through finishing.
So hopefully you will end up with somewhere around 60 grams or 300 cts of clean workable material. We are not faceters ourselves but we have screened these to be some without a "milky" center. We can see very nice transparency in some or most of each piece. Piece sizes range from largest at right center 1.75" x .75" down to .5" for smallest length.

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post Dec 4 2008, 01:51 PM
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This is a moss agate guitar pick made from a Priday ranch Thunderegg. Very pretty purple hues with green and red spalshes of color.
Classic style/size and appox. 2.3mm thick. Solid and has an excellent polish.
In hand there are many clear pockets when held up to a light source. WOW! jawdrop.gif

We thought this would be a nice additon for the treasure chest.

Chosen for the summer 2010 seasonal drawing prize - by Jeremy in Colorado 9/24/10.


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post Dec 21 2008, 04:10 PM
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This cute little nugget has been added to a single bag of Fairplay Placer dirt. Weight is 0.3 gram and what a chunky lil' beauty! excited.gif Comes in a normal CP Placer Dirt with vial (Fairplay) and we are also throwing in a nugget case to keep it in.
Pan it out at home this winter for practice/excitement! tongue.gif

Chosen for Geocache #1 prize - Found by Johnny in Colorado 6/30/09.

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post Mar 23 2009, 12:25 PM
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(Seasonal Drawing 6/21/14 treasure picked by George in Texas)
Lot of 12 Cabochons.
3 Amazonites, 3 White Opals, 1 Mexican Opal, 1 Turritella, 1 Sow Belly Agate, 1 Rutilated Quartz, 1 Sodalite and 1 Bloody Basin Agate cabachon.
This lot will make a great gift for someone who wraps. Largest cab (Sodalite) measuring 20mm.

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post Jun 19 2009, 01:50 PM
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Thought this would be a cool one for someone who wants to cut their own thundereggs and get that first look for themselves.
6 Oregon t-egg doublets. I've marked them for the orientation I would cut them but you cut them how ya' like.

We've been cutting up some of these recently and our ratio for good ones is outstanding! Better than half are just awesome.....probably close to 75% good ones. So you can expect at least 4 killer little doublers! happy088.gif

Have fun cutting and polishing these little guys.....all are about 2 inch x 2.5 inch or so. We want to see the finished pictures in the forum too! char098.gif biggrin.gif

Chosen for winter 13' seasonal drawing prize - Tony in Michigan 3/20/14

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post Aug 17 2009, 01:17 PM
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A pair of handmade fossil pendants for this choice. Yep, choose this one and you get them both.

First is a dinosaur bone diamond shape cabochon with a sterling silver hoop setting, size is approx. 17.5mm x 17.5mm and 6mm thick.

Chosen for summer 12' seasonal drawing 1st place prize - Forrest in Colorado 9/21/12


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The other is a triangle turritella cabochon with a sterling silver jump ring, size is approx. 23 mm x 23 mm

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Add these to some of your upcoming jewelry projects.....necklace or bracelets maybe?


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post Aug 17 2009, 01:27 PM
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For this treasure choice we have a California fire agate necklace in sterling silver.
Fire "flash" isn't one of the best but you can see it bubblin' in the sunlight. biggrin.gif
Small stone size at 9 mm x 7 mm, chain length is 18"

(Summer 11' seasonal drawing pick by Paul in Colorado)


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post Aug 17 2009, 01:35 PM
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This treasure choice is a polished batch of Colorado thundereggs.....some more shell than egg, chores017.gif but the "Fawn's head" center piece thunderegg is a dandy t-egg half!
Great agatization in all of them and all 5 are flat polished to a high sheen and ready for your collection. Both pair sets in the pic will stand on their own for shelf diplaying too. "Fawn's head" center piece egg half is approx. 3.5 inches wide x 2.5 inches tall.

(Spring Fever Drawing 5/31/17 treasure picked by Jim Y. in Iowa )
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post Aug 17 2009, 01:54 PM
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For this treasure item we have a very colorful Dinosaur bone cabochon in a sterling silver necklace and setting.
Rarely will you see dino bone with this many bright vibrant colors. signs021.gif Stone size is 11 mm x 9 mm. Chain length is 18"

(Seasonal Drawing 12/21/16 - treasure picked by DeWayne in Colorado.)

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