Forums Cutting Material and Identification San Carlos Peridot Rough

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    JTheesfeld
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    I recently visited Peridot Mesa, at San Carlos, Arizona. If you are interested in some fantastic rough material at great prices, or visiting Peridot Mesa, you can contact Stevie Joey of “Peridot Dreams” He is a great guy to get to know!

    http://www.peridotdreams.com

    Video with Stevie Joey at the end

    Jeff Theesfeld

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    Alan Balmer
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    Good to know that it’s available. When I lived in Arizona, it seemed that all the decent material was wholesaled to overseas cutters. I did buy some garden rocks full of tiny peridot crystals, though.

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    JTheesfeld
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    While I do not want to disclose what I paid (It was great!), I purchased over a kilo of tumbled Peridot from Stevie. Of that, about 1/3 was facet grade, the remainder being perfectly good cab/bead material. I separated the facet grade into almost equal amounts of small (4-8 ct.), medium (8-10 ct.) and large (10-25 ct.) rough. There were about 20 pieces of OMG from 20+ ct., with a few over 50ct. Once I established my willingness to work with him, I was able to buy some “special” pieces from him separately, all of which I inspected closely. I have more Peridot than I can cut in my lifetime.

    I also purchased a very nice necklace for my wife, he had made himself, with a 100+ ct. centerpiece wire-wrapped Peridot specimen.

    I also collected a handful of facetable rough directly from his claim, although they were mostly small (4-8 ct.). It is very, very rare to collect any facetable semi-precious rough from a mine site, but you can do it with Stevie’s help on Peridot Mesa, AZ.

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