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Chr038

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My daughter and I found this in our wood shed digging for bottles one day, and can't seem to track it down. Thanks for any info or thoughts IMG_20220912_203049_DRO.jpg IMG_20220912_203124_DRO.jpg here it is cleaned up and under a magnifying glass
 

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Jose The Goon

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Is it light weight ? Heavy? Is it metal/magnetic? It looks like a chunk of Anthracite Coal
from your picture. Hopefully some experts here can identify it for you
 

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May be a sepentine specimen. Does it feel kind of greasy? A couple of possibilities. One member of the serpentine group is chrysolite, a fibrous mineral used to make asbestos.

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I think you have a different form of serpentine, antigorite.

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Less fibrous, still dangerous if particles or fibers are inhaled. So, if you determine it may be serpentine, try not to rub, scrape or cut, so as not to release particles.
 

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Looks like a chunk of wood from a fire.....but if it were, you would have bits crumbling off as you cleaned it and your hands would be blackened. Is it heavy and solid or lightweight ? Does it float in water?
 
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Chr038

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My daughter and I found this in our wood shed digging for bottles one day, and can't seem to track it down. Thanks for any info or thoughts

Looks like a chunk of wood from a fire.....but if it were, you would have bits crumbling off as you cleaned it and your hands would be blackened. Is it heavy and solid or lightweight ? Does it float in water?
It does not crumble and weighs 2 oz, it's solid and don't float. It's layered and not pulling apart.
 
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Chr038

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May be a sepentine specimen. Does it feel kind of greasy? A couple of possibilities. One member of the serpentine group is chrysolite, a fibrous mineral used to make asbestos.

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I think you have a different form of serpentine, antigorite.

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Less fibrous, still dangerous if particles or fibers are inhaled. So, if you determine it may be serpentine, try not to rub, scrape or cut, so as not to release particles.
It does not feel greasy, it's very course. Kinda layered, it looks to have crystal or silver. I will post a pic
 

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Those pics make it look like it's covered in soot. My suggesting serpentine was because of the columnar crystal growth habit. Does it have an odor?
 
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Chr038

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Those pics make it look like it's covered in soot. My suggesting serpentine was because of the columnar crystal growth habit. Does it have an odor?
No odor, it's 2 ounces in weight 2in in length and 1.5 in in width. It has nothing coming off, I had a rockhound friend take a look and he said to scrub it. It is hard enough we can't break it by twisting it, and scratch test came out with no color just scratching caramic. Thank u for reply any suggestions would be great,
 

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when we find rocks will be good indicate the approximate location so we have a geological idea of the rocks in the area.
 
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Chr038

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when we find rocks will be good indicate the approximate location so we have a geological idea of the rocks in the area.
I found the rock in Idaho city Idaho, in our woodshed just above town. Daughter and I were digging for old bottles and this came up on us.
 

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