Cabbing Rough and Slabs
Many of the names are varietal and do not indicate the actual
of the material.
Looking for Finished Cabs? -
Please see our cabochons
If there's anything you're looking for, please contact us. We
have some slabs of interesting Franklin / Ogdensburg (NJ) material not
shown on here.
Lapidary slabs are typically photographed
wet, because the rough
surface does not show the color well. The wet appearance
simulates what it will look like with a good polish.
Assorted pieces - Lapidary bulk
assortment including Quartz ("rock crystal"), Agate, Unakite, Obsidian,
Jasper, Crazy Lace (?), and a couple of small pieces of Rhodochrosite.
Almost 17 lbs of cabbing / slabbing / tumbling rough in all!
Some of the pieces (e.g., the crazy lace) are a bit oddly-shaped and
would be expected to yield smaller cabs. You should be able to
get at least one usable cutting out of each piece in this lot,
with some pieces yielding considerably more.
Recommended shipping method: USPS Flat Rate box ($10.75, USA
only). Nothing else will fit in the box. If you want to
order anything else in the same order, please contact us and we can
send you a Paypal invoice with all shipping calculated.
Pieces were photographed WET.
Each picture shows different pieces. Lot includes contents of both
photos (except for tray).
#L575 ... $30.00
for the lot
Assorted / Lot of 4 Slabs -
Agate (variety unknown) - Mexico
Wonderstone (colorful banded rhyolite) - locality unknown
Rhodonite - Western USA
Azurite & Malachite - Tsumeb, Namibia
The azurite / malachite slab will make beautiful blue & green cabs,
but it needs to be stabilized with epoxy resin (that part is up to you.)
You should be able to get at least 1 good cab out of each slab,
probably more (depending on size).
#L576 ... $19.95
Jupiter Stone and
Stone Canyon Jasper - two slabs.
The Jupiter Stone (rhyolite) is from Chihuahua, Mexico.
The Stone Canyon Jasper is from California.
Slab size is about 8 to 8 1/4 inches maximum dimension.
The slabs are each approximately 1/4 thick.
Each slab has a couple voids here and there but has good expanses of solid, choice material.
You should be able to cut several good cabs from each one.
Ship. wt. 2 lbs.
Slabs were photographed wet.
#L577 ... $15.00
Kona Dolomite - Upper Peninsula, Michigan. Large
slab, about 6 inches long x 3 inches wide x 1/4 inch thick. Unpolished.
It was in a collection
from at least 20 years ago. You should be able to make several nice
& large cabs out of this nice slab.
Thanks to Dan from Michigan,
who called and identified this material.
Slab is shown WET.
Brazilian Agate - Slab, unpolished, for
cabbing, or for polishing and keeping as a display piece. This slab is
UNDYED, all natural color. Slab was photographed WET to
simulate what it will look like when polished. Thickness is 3/8 inch
(+). Slab size approx. 4" x 7".
Ship wt. 1 lb.
#L560 ... $5.00
Serpentine - Lake Valhalla, Montville, New Jersey. Closed
locality. From an old collection. Three pcs, net wt. 1
lb 3 oz. Soft, cuts easily with carbide or diamond. Should
be able to get at least one good cab out of each piece; the one on
the right should yield 3 or 4 with little difficulty.
Material photographed DRY.
Color ranges from dull yellowish to yellowish-green.
Size: Avg. roughly 2 1/4" across.
Ship. wt. 1.3 lbs
#L571....$14.00 for the lot
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Avg. - averages / average
Cab, cabs -
FL, Fl, fl -
fluoresces / fluorescence
NF - Non-Fluorescent
SW - Short-Wave ultraviolet light
LW - Long-Wave ultraviolet light
(ca. 350 nm)
PH - Phosphorescent
WL - White Light (normal light, sunlight, "daylight")