Panorama Gem

Rock Hounding in Northeast Washington

Coming Events

June 25th, 2017

Our next Rock Show is coming up in 2020 on March 7th and 8th.  More events to be posted when they are scheduled.

This is a list of club equipment that is at Gene Fisher’s shop and might be for sale at the August 2019 BBQ picnic.

  1. Combination: Lortone 6″ trim saw with two grinding wheels and polishing pad.
  2. Large(heavy) grinding/polishing unit with four, 8″ diamond wheels: 80 grit, 180, 360, and 600.
  3. 10″ Raytech saw in fair shape.
  4. 18″ Loritone saw with good blade but needs a new motor or wiring. The present motor is 1/2 HP.
  5. New-in-box Lortone Elite water pump that spits water up on the grinding wheels.
  6. Rock Rascal for melting wax for dopping.
  7. Set of Dop Sticks.
  8. Box of Templates for designing cabochons.
  9. First Aid Kit.



  • Beverly says on: February 4, 2018 at 5:47 AM


    How do you remove iron stains from the crystals?

    • panorama says on: February 11, 2018 at 12:19 PM


      I thought I had more to offer but here it is:
      On the last page of this newsletter I have a before and after picture of iron stains cleaned with rhubarb juice. The secret is that Oxalic Acid cleans the iron stains and rhubarb has a lot of it. For a more conventional approach, you can still buy it from Home Depot or maybe even your local hardware or paint store. I’ve read that it helps to have it warm.
      This is a common problem. If you find a good technique and have pictures, I would love to have them and write a more complete article.

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