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Deniseslastone

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I have this rock ...well i think its a rock . It has like hair or something on it...its kinda heavy and when i peel the hair off it appwars to be made up of these hair like strands ..it is gray in colors but the hairlike things when pulled off are white
 
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Deniseslastone

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I have this rock ...well i think its a rock . It has like hair or something on it...its kinda heavy and when i peel the hair off it appwars to be made up of these hair like strands ..it is gray in colors but the hairlike things when pulled off are white
 
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Your first rock looks to be asbestos. Don't know on the second rock but you could do a specific gravity test to see if it is a metal.
 
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Whats a gravity test and how do i do that and can i maybe just use a magnet
A magnet would tell you it is a type of metal but it wouldn't give you specifics, you can google how to do a specific gravity test.
 
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If it is metal, you may have a piece of history.
 

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I would agree the fibrous specimen is a naturally-occurring asbestos, but that's a catch-all for a variety of fibrous silicate materials. What you have looks to be 'Chrysotile' (aka 'white asbestos'). I don't know about licking it, but it has a long association with serious respiratory diseases from inhalation of the fibres.

The other rock specimen appears to have features known as 'Liesegang' rings/bands. These are secondary features arising from precipitation of (usually iron oxide) minerals from groundwater percolating through sedimentary rocks or permeable igneous and metamorphic rocks that have chemically weathered.

The first example below is a granite and the second one is a sandstone:

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