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    Dec 2012
    Concrete, WA
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    Need help..is this stone, coral..mineral?

    This item was a gift to my grandson; no idea of it's origin,
    but it may have come from somewhere in Washington State.

    He is coming to visit today, and I'd love to be able to tell
    him what this actually is.

    It's heavy, weighing 1047 grams (2.3 lbs) and has base that
    appears to be some heavier material.

    Lots of pics:

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    Although they are small, the base is loaded with quartz crystals. The black
    material is the real question, as I haven't a clue as to what it might be. Almost
    looks like some kind of coral, but it's hard a stone.
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    Mike (aka Dizz)

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    us
    Dec 2012
    Concrete, WA
    Nokta FoRs Gold, a Gold Cube, 2 Keene Sluices and Lord only knows how many pans....not to mention a load of other gear my wife still doesn't know about!
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    Really? No ideas at all?
    Mike (aka Dizz)

    "If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better than the animating contest
    of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick
    the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you
    were our countrymen." ~~ Samuel Adams, 1776

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    Oct 2019
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    Stibnite in matrix with calcite or quartz crystals.
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    Concrete, WA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fossils View Post
    Stibnite in matrix with calcite or quartz crystals.

    I was starting to get worried that it wouldn't be ID'd. My grandson will
    be thrilled to know this.

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    Mike (aka Dizz)

    "If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better than the animating contest
    of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick
    the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you
    were our countrymen." ~~ Samuel Adams, 1776

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    Quote Originally Posted by DizzyDigger View Post
    I was starting to get worried that it wouldn't be ID'd. My grandson will
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    Glad to be a help. It's definitely a neat specimen!
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    Maine
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    The clear / milky crystals are druzy quartz.

 

 

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