help identifying this rock/gem

kade

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I got a mining bag with different miscellaneous rocks in it, I was able to identify most, but I'm struggling to find anything online that looks like this one and it doesn't look like any of the gemstones on the sheet that came with the bag. Any ideas?
 

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I got a mining bag with different miscellaneous rocks in it, I was able to identify most, but I'm struggling to find anything online that looks like this one and it doesn't look like any of the gemstones on the sheet that came with the bag. Any ideas?

I'm thinking along the lines of Sulphur.
 
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Huh! It's an odd looking one. I'm just guessing a type of Epidote crystals.:dontknow:
 
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My first thought was also epidote, but that waxy luster makes me feel otherwise.
 
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"waxy luster" again, I'm thinking Sulphur.

Do a streak and hardness test.

Don't currently have any streak plates, but it has a hardness of atleast 7. So, too hard to be sulphur, but about right for epidote.
 
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just remembered I could do it on the bottom of a mug, either it was too hard to leave a streak or the streak was white cause I didn't see anything.
 
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didn't have anything harder but I tested it with a couple pieces of quartz
 
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