MINERAL STUFF: AMBER, THE GEM

Amber is a hard resin formed from tree sap by fossilization and is many millions of years old[Ref1]. Since Neolithic times (about 9000-3000 BC) and before the Copper Age[Ref]2) amber has been highly valued as a gemstone and used to create beautiful jewelry and artworks. Wide use of amber in Early Europe and in the. . . Read More

Your Slab Saw is Your Friend

This short tutorial on how to operate a slab saw is directed toward the new user and can be a refresher for the seasoned slab-miester. Generally slab saws are heavy, so find a covered area indoors to place it, (or outside if you have to). You probably won’t be moving it unless yours has wheels.. . . Read More