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    Mudlarker

    Aug 2014
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    Please help with identification

    Hello,
    I would like some help identifying the rock I fond yesterday. I know virtually nothing about rock/mineral ID.
    I have attached photos

    Characteristics:
    Weight: 2 lbs 5 oz
    Length is around 6"

    Rock is made up of layers which are easily flaked off.
    There are circular dark red crystals embedded (I tried to get a close up picture of them)
    Also looks like small pyrite flakes on one end. I doubt its gold!

    Some areas are smooth and metallic. It is not magnetic.

    I came up with hematite, but I am not sure.

    Thanks!
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    Kind of looks like schist to me. It's a neat looking specimen. I'm not sure about the red crystals, a little hard to see the photo.

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  3. #3
    Mudlarker

    Aug 2014
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    Thank you for the reply.
    very interesting.

    I added some more equally bad pictures of the red crystals, for whatever it is worth.

    Obviously, I have a lot of learning and research to do... I need to go find more stuff!!!!!
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    Brian T. Booth

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    Quote Originally Posted by DueEast View Post
    Thank you for the reply. very interesting. I added some more equally bad pictures of the red crystals, for whatever it is worth. Obviously, I have a lot of learning and research to do... I need to go find more stuff!!!!!
    What you have is a schist with garnets. Great looking specimen. High alumnus schist gives it that metallic look. Again great specimen.

    If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

    Science is to be shared. Welcome to TreasureNet.

    Brian T. Booth
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    I agree with Brian. schist and garnets nice speci.
    Everyone Believes they have gold buried in the back yard... small wonder so few ever look for it.

  6. #6
    Mudlarker

    Aug 2014
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    Thank you very much for all the information. I found 2 more schists as well.

    This is all very interesting!
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