On December 13th, 17 Wayne County Gem and Mineral Club members convened for a day of sawing, polishing, faceting and camaraderie. The event marked the inaugural session in the club’s newly christened workshop. With several saws, three polishing machines, and a faceting machine the fun commenced. The cover photo shows Gary, Ed, Ken, and Sue working on their rocks.
Ed instructs Gary on how to facet. In the background Scott watches Glenn adjust a slab in the polisher
Linda assists Cheyenne as she polishes her first agate.
Bill and Sue prepare dop sticks.
Cheyenne watches her septarian nodule (turtle stone) get cut in the big saw. Glenn watches Cheyenne.
It was deja vous all over again on January 10th when the club held a second workshop. This time we’ll focus on some of the products from the work.
Banded chalcedony cut and ready for trimming and polishing.
Linda’s cabachons: very pretty
Just another Lake Ontario stone until Glenn picked it up and slabbed it to expose a mineralized cephalopod.
Bill faceted this Cave-in-Rock fluorite. The 1″ green apatite in calcite from near Wilberforce, Ontario is just for scale!
Bill says it is a diamond he is faceting. I think it is quartz!
Glenn’s crosses. Can you spot the sodalite from Bancroft and the serpentinite from St. Lawrence County?
Here’s looking at ya !
Scott and Ken are concentrating on their polishing. Scott is applying a final polish while Ken is working a coarser wheel behind him.