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    This thread is about the beauty of thuringian stones. I am not talking about honing capabilities, hardness, grit or what else- just about the beautiful look of these stones.

    From all the thuringians I have in my collection, the stones with a color change within the stone are the most fantastic ones.

    Sometimes the color change (mostly from yellow green to blue or light blue to dark blue) is not along a defined layer line but runs in various directions through the stone.

    Then you have stains and spots in the surface and the stone appears to have a certain depth effect. It feels that you can look into the stone. It is like you are looking in a deep cloudy sky.

    That’s why I call these stones “cloudy thuringians”.

    Here are some examples.

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    Of course the pictures show not even roughly the real beauty of the stones.



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    The following one was my first thuringian ever. It was an ebay catch and a shot into the blue (don’t know if you have that term in English language). The stone of course was not labeled and I had only seen one thuringian before.
    So as the stone was on the way I wonder how would a thuringian look like and how can I decide if this stone will be a thuringian or not.
    Than it arrived, I opened the parcel and suddenly new – this must be a thuringian! If not this stone, not any other stone could be such a great hone.

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    Maybe - if I had found a simple carborundum stone in this first parcel – I may have never got this crazy HAD with thuringian stones the last couple of years!

    .....to be continued....
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    Very nice hones. Thuringians/Escher are among my favorite finishers. You are certainly in the correct part of the world to find those beauties....

    If at anytime your collection becomes too much for you, I'd be glad to help you out.
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    I think it is so cool when you can see different strata in the sides of naturals.

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    this is one stone I have yet to purchase. so they are used as a finsiher? whats their rough estimate of grit rating? could it be used after a coticule or no?

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    I have, and do go to my Escher after using a Coticule. When dealing with naturals, it's hard to give an accurate grit rating. Coticules vary greatly, but the quarry, (Ardennes) states that Coticules are 8k. They do vary from stone to stone. Escher/Thuringian are around 10k imo. Thuringian, especially the Escher brand are one of the most consistent naturals out there.
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    Nice patterns on those rocks? Beautiful.

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    Hello everybody,

    I also own a grey stone with dark spots and stains. It is soft (about 2,5-3,0 Mohs hardness) and a good finisher (about 8k-10k).
    Do you think it is a slate stone? I got it from UK. Or could it be a Tam O'Shanter???

    Thanks and kind regards from Munich, Bavaria,

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    Doesn't really look like a slate and also not like a TOS.
    I would have said from the pictures could be a Llyn Idwall, but when you say the stone is soft it is not LI.
    Has the stone used with oil before?

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    First I also thought is is a LI, but Mohs Hardness is only max. 3,0.
    Yes, the stone smells as if it was used with oil.
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    To me it does not look as neither LI or TOS. Sorry can not help more at present what colour is slury?

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