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The Carver Family Jewels

The Carver Family Jewels

New gemstone gallery! This collection showcases mostly cabochons and free form gemstones, hand cut and polished by John Carver. They dramatically depict the diversity of the gemstones which have been found over the last 8 years on The Carver. View these new stones at the Designer Gem Stones Gallery 1. This new gallery is the first of several, so stay tuned!

The Scepter

The Scepter

Two exciting new specimens from The Carver! One is a spectacular citrine (yellow quartz) ‘scepter’. Scepter quartz is a first and second generation of quartz crystal growth, one on top of the other, with the second generation, or top of the scepter, being larger than the first generation crystal. The name scepter is taken from the scepters of lore held by kings. Clear quartz (uncolored), amethyst (purple quartz), and smokey quartz scepters are not extremely rare. Citrine, which is a light yellow or gold-brown quartz and, according to Walter Schumann (who I think has written one of the best treatises on gemstones), on page 120 of Gemstones of the World, “natural citrine is rare. Most commercial citrine are heat treated amethyst or smokey quartz”. This scepter specimen has not been treated in any way. Therefore, its coloration as a natural citrine is rare and even more unusual having formed as […]

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The Blue Druzy

The Blue Druzy

Blue druzy unexpectedly discovered while disposing of brush. What a lucky accidental find! Click on an image to open the slideshow for larger views.

New Stones from ‘The Carver’

New Stones from ‘The Carver’

Here are several new stones from ‘the Carver’ found, cut and polished by me this September. The yellow banded agate nodule and the blue agate geode are rare finds, and are great additions to my collection. The cut and polished stones shown here will probably appear in bracelets in the near future. These stones, in my view, are incredibly unique free-forms displaying the beauty and diversity of the rocks of ‘the Carver’. Click on the Gallery Picture and a large slideshow opens. The Rock # is displayed in the lower left corner below the picture.  

“Carver Find” Article in Rock & Gem Magazine

“Carver Find” Article in Rock & Gem Magazine

Here is the in-depth article in vol. 47, issue #8 (August 2017) of Rock and Gem Magazine that I mentioned in a previous posting. It’s pretty exciting to get this kind of recognition for the “Carver Find.” Click on each article page image to view a larger version for easier reading. And please let me know what you think in the Comments Section. Thanks.

Rock & Gem Magazine!

Rock & Gem Magazine!

In their August 2017 issue, Rock & Gem Magazine will be running an in-depth article, which I have authored, about ‘the Carver’ agate field. I hope that you take a look at it and let me know what you think. I will be posting the article here at the website later this summer if you do not subscribe to Rock & Gem Magazine. A little about Rock & Gem Magazine: Since 1971, Rock & Gem has been the leading magazine for the lapidary and mineral hobbyist. Not a trade journal and not a scientific dissertation, it speaks to the average rockhound, providing just the right blend of entertainment and satisfying information. Armchair hobbyists and diehard diggers alike will find something to enjoy in each issue. Lifetime hobbyist and Carnegie Award winner Bob Jones heads up a group of experienced and knowledgeable contributors. Bob’s lighthearted style brings readability to in-depth articles on […]

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