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    ID please!!

    Found this the other day and I'm super curious to find out what it is any ideas

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    Johnathan Griswold

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    is it one pieceyou're showing us? do you see any striations in it? possibly an apache tear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mamabear
    is it one pieceyou're showing us? do you see any striations in it? possibly an apache tear.
    Yes it is all one item, I don't know a lot about gems or the terms so can you explain? I know that it holds light but doesn't shine through its very odd

    Johnathan Griswold

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    First Image appears to be purple aventurine, While the last two iamges.. are not app tear.. but could be leaning more towards the herkemer diamond aspect.. Try to get an image without a reflection from under the stone..
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    Quote Originally Posted by OurJeepLife
    First Image appears to be purple aventurine, While the last two iamges.. are not app tear.. but could be leaning more towards the herkemer diamond aspect.. Try to get an image without a reflection from under the stone..


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    Much better pictures.
    I also thought it was two stones at first as well. But you description on the translucency of the stone makes me agree with Mamabear.
    An Apache tear is Obsidian, volcanic glass. Can be black, red, or brown. Should have a hardness around 5.5. If it is some kind of dark quartz it should have a hardness of 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bajahunter
    Much better pictures.
    I also thought it was two stones at first as well. But you description on the translucency of the stone makes me agree with Mamabear.
    An Apache tear is Obsidian, volcanic glass. Can be black, red, or brown. Should have a hardness around 5.5. If it is some kind of dark quartz it should have a hardness of 7.
    I havnt found anything that will scratch it that's why I'm so curious I used a file on it and it didn't scratch it

    Johnathan Griswold

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    Quartz is harder than a file. If it is harder than quartz it might be a Topaz, but I see no crystal structure in the photo.
    You might need to find somebody with a hardness testing kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bajahunter
    Quartz is harder than a file. If it is harder than quartz it might be a Topaz, but I see no crystal structure in the photo.
    You might need to find somebody with a hardness testing kit.
    Ok thanks for the tips I wish it were a diamond!

    Johnathan Griswold

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    Hi...I found this website and this is similar to a couple of your "gems" that you showed today and another post (the clear rock that looked diamond-like)

    Hope this helps...(and these gems are worth varying amounts of money, so keep onto them)...

    Look at the 22nd photo down from the top of this website page

    Oligoclase Specimens

    Just search through rough gems/minerals on google images and find something close...?

    MinerGirl
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    Quote Originally Posted by MinerGirl
    Hi...I found this website and this is similar to a couple of your "gems" that you showed today and another post (the clear rock that looked diamond-like)

    Hope this helps...(and these gems are worth varying amounts of money, so keep onto them)...

    Look at the 22nd photo down from the top of this website page

    Oligoclase Specimens

    Just search through rough gems/minerals on google images and find something close...?

    MinerGirl
    Thanks! Your the best!

    Johnathan Griswold

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    I would also like to know more about the hardness.

    My first impression was also apache tear, however the colour throws me off. Almost like Iolite, but not quite.
    When you view it from different directions, does the colour or the colour tone change? Rotate it in hand and look.
    Iolite seems to change colour from different directions.

    Do you know of any lapidary club or rock related club in your area?
    Maybe they could help you further there.

    Do you know how to recognize milky quartz?
    Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little wacke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eu_citzen
    I would also like to know more about the hardness.

    My first impression was also apache tear, however the colour throws me off. Almost like Iolite, but not quite.
    When you view it from different directions, does the colour or the colour tone change? Rotate it in hand and look.
    Iolite seems to change colour from different directions.

    Do you know of any lapidary club or rock related club in your area?
    Maybe they could help you further there.

    Do you know how to recognize milky quartz?
    No it seems to stay the same color....when I hold it up to the sunlight it has a grayish blue color almost like gun metal....its hard to describe really....but what's so strange is that when its in my hand it looks totally dark gray and non-transparent but as you move it into the light its like glass, you can see into it clearly but no all the way through it. I sould like a crazy man

    Johnathan Griswold

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    What will it effect, when all is done?

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    Johnathan...You're so Funny!!...I'm cracking up at your post.."I sound like a crazy man"..Haha

 

 
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