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Rio Doce Mine


14622 Hwy 226 S

Spruce Pine NC 28777

 

P.O. Box 296

Little Switzerland, NC 28749

 

828-765-2099

Fax: 765-2097

ejriodoce@att.net

 

Rio Doce Gem Mine is open everyday from Easter through Halloween.


The operating hours are from 9:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M.

 

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The RIO DOCE Mine has built a reputation for having the very best lapidary equipment available anywhere in the U.S.

 

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THE ULTIMATE IN PRECISION AND ACCURACY

The secret of accuracy of the GemMaster II is found not only in its high quality components, electronic circuitry and craftsmanship, but also in its unparalleled "standard" features. These features are designed to make the GemMaster II the easiest and most accurate faceting machine available, while slashing the amount of time required. First and foremost is the ELECTRONIC MICRO STOP (EMS) METER, THE HEART OF THE GemMaster II.

Rio Doce Lapidary School supplies all lapidary equipment for sale, provides for rough, gem rough and all needs for feceting.

 


HERE IS HOW THE EMS CAN IMPROVE YOUR ACCURACY AND SAVE YOU TIME:


As the first facet in a series is cut to the desired angle and depth, the needle moves up the meter scale. When the facet is completed and the grinding stops, the position of the needle on the rio41meter is noted. As each subsequent facet in a series is cut, an audible tone denotes the identical needle position on the meter. Upon hearing this tone, you know to move on to the next facet. When using this method, upon completion not only are all your facets identical but your time involved is cut dramatically! If the use of the tone is not desired, a switch is provided to turn it off and allow only the meter needle to operate.

Example:  After the first facet in a series is cut (taking a minimum of time) the remaining facets in the series can be cut in six to ten seconds each!

 

 


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