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This rock is green and kind of waxy to touch

1: https://i.stack.imgur.com/WKBVU.jpgWith a nail you can scratch it but not deep and it is kind of dull with shiny specks in it,it do seem like layers or plates in most of it.I did find some metallic stuff in this under magnification.enter image description here I will try and add a magnified pic of the metallic looking stuff with a microscope,I am sorry for any mistakes here I am very new at this.enter image description here


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    $\begingroup$ Please read this and improve your question $\endgroup$ – Jan Doggen May 5 '18 at 17:35
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    $\begingroup$ Can you scratch it easily with a nail? Does it leave a deep gouge or just barely scratch the surface? Can you scratch it with your finger nail? Does it look like it is made up of little plates and if so do the plates have really shiny surfaces like mica or more dull? $\endgroup$ – haresfur May 7 '18 at 23:01

I only know of two or three minerals that are waxy to touch, Serpentine, Talc which is often a metamorphic product of serpentine, and Magnesite. In my experience Talc and Serpentine are very soft and can be anything from yellow through a number of greens to pale blue while magnesite is a darker navy blue colour and much harder. The three often come mixed together which makes even the best ID shaky, I'd suggest that you need to do some tests as to the hardness of your samples for a start.

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    $\begingroup$ Its best to use a dust mask when grinding or cutting or in anyway distrubing minerals such as serpentine or talc. These type of minerals may contain naturally occuring (unprocessed) asbestos. Always wash your hands after handling these types of rock. Be safe. $\endgroup$ – Armondo Villaescuza May 10 '18 at 17:33

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