Rocks gems from Miles
bio See my bio page for more info. In general I specialize in Alaska rocks that I find myself . The exception is I go to the big Tucson gem show (my mother lives there). I hand select and trade for cool rocks from around the world. Far left bulk cut gems I sell by the weight. Right photo, a dry river bed filled with jasper, quartz etc. 100 miles from the nearest road.
Raw stone 3 black jade slices
Black jade from the Yukon river. Large3st is 2 x 2 inches good for large belt buckle. Satin finish not high polish. Could be recut into cabs, or wire wrapped for necklaces. I sell some of this for worry stones. All are 1/4 inch thick. Black is an unusual color for jade, so a unique set of stones.
Alaska river rock conglomerate, two pieces
No name, just a Alaska river rock off the Tanana river. Has a mix of jasper quartz, held together with sedimentary rock. 2 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 inches. Good for large necklace, could be wire wrapped. Hard stone takes good polish and holds up well. I use this a lot myself in my custom necklaces.
Raw Alaska jade 2 pieces 'aligator'
Two pieces of raw polished jade 2 x 1 x 1/4 inches. Unusual white line inclusions. does not effect stone strength. Found near Tanana on the Yukon River. Rare, no name for this special jade formation. High polish, good for necklaces, maybe wire wrap. Could be recut into cabs for inlay rings etc.
Alaska jade polished 6 rough pieces
Alaska jade small, from the Yukon river. about 1 inch x 1/4 thick. Could be wire wrapped for necklaces. Taken to a satin finish. I sometimes custom lost wax cast cap for stones like this and get $35. Good markup for craft projects
Alaska raw river rocks, 7.
Six river rocks from the Tanana river. No name, though the red is a type of jasper or 'bloodstone.' All are hard, have good polish. Could be necklaces. About 1 inch x 1/4 thick. I use these in my own art projects for necklaces
3 stone slices Nowitna agate
Three pieces for pendants worry stones etc. Nowitna agate is from the Yukon River near Ruby Alaska. Acquired by boat, no roads to source so a rare agate. Hard, takes a nice shine. Good for wire wrapping. Polished both sides. About 2 x 1 x 1/4 inches thick.
Jade scale set 2 ounces
Matching jade pieces cut for knife handles but good for other projects. 4 1/4 x 1 x 1/4 inches. Solid good quality has interesting spider web white mineral inclusion. Need stone tools to work this. Alaska jade.
Tiger eye set stone set
Matched set 3 x 2 x 1/4 inches. Cut with knife handle set in mind, but any project requiring matched stone. Nicely polished but expected to be recut and repolished. Needs diamond tools to work this material. Nice patterns
4 stones tiger eye
set of 4 cut polished pieces of tiger eye. Good for wire wrap, pendants jewelry etc. Can be usded as is, very highly polished, but could be recut for other uses.
5 polished jade pieces
Total 1.4 ounces. Freeform, flat on both sides. Coulld be used as is for pendants, or recut into cabs for rings, inlays etc. Aprox. 1x1, see picture next to quarter.
3 polished jade pieces
Total 3 ounces. Good for larger pendants jewelry or can be recut. Free form, flat on both sides. Somewhat matched 3 pieces could be incorporated on one necklace. Alaska Kobuk jade
3 polished jasper pieces
Total 1.6 ounces. Unique jasper from Yukon River, has quartz and a little jade in it. Good for jewery, takes nice polish. Could be recut into cabs. Polished both sides. About 2 x 1 inches, see picture next to quarter.