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  1. #1
    us
    Jan 2011
    8

    help identify my find please

    I found this the other day walking down the street. It was in a little baggy along with it was a turquoise stone that fell apart because the bag was ran over. Any info would be nice, thanks!Attachment 623637Attachment 623638

  2. #2
    us
    It's dangerous to be right when those with a thimbleful of perceived authority are wrong.

    Mar 2012
    Michigan
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    Your pictures are broked.

  3. #3
    gb
    Nov 2007
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    I am sorry but I can't open the attachments........help!

  4. #4
    se
    Sep 2006
    Sweden
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    Can't open them either..?
    Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little wacke.

  5. #5
    ca
    I love ROCKS because they ROCK!

    Jan 2012
    Toronto,Ontario
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    Rocks And Minerals
    Won't open...
    Looking For Rocks Is Just Like Golf, Always Keep Your Head Down!

  6. #6
    us
    Jan 2011
    8
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  7. #7
    ca
    I love ROCKS because they ROCK!

    Jan 2012
    Toronto,Ontario
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnlmadrid View Post
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    Looks to be quartz. Mayby citrine because it's a little yellow but that could be because your finger is behind it.lets see what the experts say!
    Looking For Rocks Is Just Like Golf, Always Keep Your Head Down!

  8. #8
    us
    Mar 2011
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    How hard is it? Will it scratch a piece of window glass? Will it scratch a piece of quartz?
    I can't tell from the picture if it has any crystal structure. Can you tell how many sides it has?

  9. #9
    se
    Sep 2006
    Sweden
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    Looks like it went trough a tumbler, may not be much left to resemble any crystal.
    I'd also be thinking along the lines of quartz.
    Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little wacke.

  10. #10
    ca
    I love ROCKS because they ROCK!

    Jan 2012
    Toronto,Ontario
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eu_citzen View Post
    Looks like it went trough a tumbler, may not be much left to resemble any crystal.
    I'd also be thinking along the lines of quartz.
    Yeah thats what i thought it looks to be in the family of quartz but its hard to tell which type of quartz because the picture...
    Looking For Rocks Is Just Like Golf, Always Keep Your Head Down!

  11. #11
    us
    Jan 2011
    8
    It does scratch glass and nothing crumbling off it. Seems to be very hard and yes it does have a yellow tint to it. What other test can I do at home to help find out what it is
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  12. #12
    us
    Jan 2011
    8
    Took a small metal file to it and nothing happened to it, I was surprised because you can see some fractures but it held together I can also see a little black speck of something inside it other than that & the fractures it's clear.
    Sorry about the first post I was having trouble figuring it out!
    Last edited by dnlmadrid; Apr 08, 2012 at 07:15 PM.

  13. #13
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    Dennis

    Jan 2012
    Montana
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    Topaz??

  14. #14
    us
    Mar 2011
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    Quartz will scratch glass. Now you need to find out if it will scratch a piece of quartz. Topaz will scratch quartz. I see vertical lines in the picture. Topaz can have vertical striations, but they could also be scratches.
    I am not sure why anyone would try to make a piece of jewelry out of such a small scrap of quartz.
    I am leaning towards topaz as well.

  15. #15
    us
    Apr 2010
    Annapolis Junction, Maryland
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    My guess, Someones attempt at tumbling then faceting a Citrine.

 

 
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