Author Archives: Toveco

Promoting Mineralogy and Gemology.

One person walking the talk is Sue Hadden, which started her third year as owner and promoter of the Vermont Museum of Mining and Minerals in Grafton VT. I just put a mineral & lapidary display in the museum. This … Continue reading

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Mine clean up almost done.

With last years high fuel cost we didn’t remove all the waste rock from the mine working area. So now with the cost down we started removing all the waste rock from the working areas. As all ways this task … Continue reading

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A new mining season starts.

The mining hat gets put on and the gem cutting hat is almost on the hook. This past week and half we have been getting the Tripp mine ready for production. Every year is different depending on what the winter … Continue reading

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Mineral club shows

My favorite shows to work are the club shows. It gives me a great opportunity to talk rock and catch up on what is happening rock wise in the particular shows area. The event becomes a weekend party for me. … Continue reading

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Broadening the hobby

When I started the Clark / Tripp project, I did not expect to be so evolved and like the lapidary sciences. The Clark / Tripp project is now moving me into jewelry fabrication. Just as I have pointed out before, … Continue reading

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2009 Tucson Show

The Tucson show ended last weekend. I have not been to the show in the past 5 years. So the next best thing is checking on the blogs about the show. Just checking out the pictures of the area makes … Continue reading

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More Concave Cutting

One of the enjoyable aspects of concave cutting is that you do not follow a set gem stone design recipe. This is very helpful because I only cut natural untreated material. Natural material with its imperfection as jardin, inclusions, haze … Continue reading

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Concave Gemstone Cutting

This time of year is when the Toveco crew spends a lot of time cutting gemstones and cabochons. For gem stones there are different styles and techniques. The techniques that I like to use are concave & flat faceting. This … Continue reading

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New Year

I am starting the Toveco blog as an extension of the Toveco Web site. The future blogs will be tailored to give interested mineral & lapidary people an entertaining & informative opinions about the Toveco crew endeavors. The blog topics … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Video Blog.

As shown a Beryl crystal find.

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