Need help..is this stone, coral..mineral?

DizzyDigger

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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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DizzyDigger

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Really? No ideas at all?
 
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DizzyDigger

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Primary Interest:
Prospecting
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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.

Thank you! respect-062.gif
 
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The clear / milky crystals are druzy quartz.
 
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