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    us
    Aug 2016
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    What kind of mineral is this ?

    This is the other piece I mentioning eairler, having difficulty identifying. The size is around 8" long by 4 1/2"wide and 6 1/2" in height.Its brownish beige in color besides it has a little bit of weight to it.
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    us
    Aug 2016
    Connecticut
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    Adding a few more better photos to help identify this piece. Click image for larger version. 

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  3. #3
    se
    Sep 2006
    Sweden
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    Break it open with a hammer.
    Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little wacke.

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    us
    Aug 2016
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    Could it possibly be quartzite? Would be a better way to view by breaking open but it is questionable that it could be manmade, almost like some type of tool considering the shape of it .

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    se
    Sep 2006
    Sweden
    White's V3, Minelab Explorer II & XP Deus.
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    Then ask in the section that deals with stone tools before deciding to break it open or not.
    Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little wacke.

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    us
    Aug 2016
    Connecticut
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    Will take your advice and see what they think ,man made or natural. Thanks for your time and all the others that follow and give there advice and knowledge to this forum on the topic of Rocks/Gems.
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    us
    Mar 2014
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    I'd call it a quartzite as it appears to be a quartz mineral but lacks any characteristics to put it in a silicate category, it does not have any tooling marks.
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    Everyone Believes they have gold buried in the back yard... small wonder so few ever look for it.

 

 

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