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By Joe Naiman
Village News Correspondent 

Woodrow wins Best Cabochon, Worldwide donated award

 

Last updated 9/8/2018 at 1:52pm

Lucette Moramarco photo

Carved by James Woodrow, the Bruneau jasper cabochon, center, is the winner of first place in the One Cabochon, Worldwide class and also of the Best Cabochon, Worldwide donated award from the San Diego Mineral and Gem Society.

James Woodrow entered a Bruneau jasper cabochon in the San Diego County Fair's Gems, Minerals and Jewelry exhibit which not only took first place in the One Cabochon, Worldwide class but was also given the Best Cabochon, Worldwide donated award from the San Diego Mineral and Gem Society.

"It's a really nice piece," Woodrow said.

A cabochon is a gemstone which has been polished but not faceted or cut.

"I had to coax it out of the stone, basically," Woodrow said.

Bruneau jasper is a one-source mineral, meaning that it is found in only one place in the world. Bruneau Canyon is in southwestern...



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