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Lapidary Workshop & Rock Sales Day

Saturday January 13

Ranchos Lapidary, 36874 Berkshire Drive, Madera

Ranchos Lapidary holds a Lapidary Workshop & Rock Sales Event every month. If you're curious about cutting gemstones, slabbing rock at higher speed with less mess, or simply love browsing through beautiful rocks and slabs, come on out! We'll be giving instruction in the basics of cutting cabochons, on both wheels and flat lap units. This includes slabs of our "Blue G" Lawsonite for your first cab, and hands-on assistance in shaping, trim sawing, grinding and polishing your first cabochon. Attendees can also get hands-on with our high speed water saws, and slab up their own rocks. We'll teach you to the finer points of hand held slabbing, and show you how to save thousands of dollars when choosing your slab saw, too. One of our specialties is slabbing the beautiful Rainbow obsidian from Davis Creek, CA. We've slabbed thousands of pounds of rainbow, and can show you how to get the most out of the stone. Of course, we have a good stock of Davis Creek rainbow obsidian on hand. A $35 donation is requested for use of our equipment, and instruction. We're able to handle about 5 lapidary attendees at each Event, so RSVP early! In our yard we have tons of rock, and thousands of slabs for your shopping pleasure. Right now, we're featuring hundreds of pounds of Nipomo marcasite agate, Brazilian agate, Laguna lace agate and other goodies from Bill & Frieda's BIG Rock Sale. We'll happily slab your rock for you while you wait, too. We hope to see you there! Kris Rowe (559) 250-5057


Ranchos Lapidary, 36874 Berkshire Drive, Madera