I'm new to this forum. I've always been interested in rocks and finally joined the local rock and mineral club last fall. I took the short course they have on how to use the shop tools to make cabochons...now I'm really hooked. LOL
The other day I got talking to a new neighbor and mentioned my new hobby. She told me she had a box full of rock that she got at a garage sale and that I could come and take what I wanted. She does stained glass and only uses thin slices of agate. So I took some of the rock. Most of it is sliced. It originally came from a man in Alberta who used to make jewelry. I felt guilty taking it but I must admit that I felt like I'd hit the jackpot. :-)
The only thing is that I don't know what kind of rock most of it is. I took some to the shop the other night and some of the other members were telling me what they thought some of it was. I should have written the information down though, as I've forgotten most of what they said.
Iím really curious about this one. I think it would make a nice cabochon but I would like to do some research on it because Iím wondering if it breaks easily. I have three pieces that were originally joined together.