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The black round smooth rock Identifiy [on hold]

I got a black round rock that come down with lighting thunder. Could anyone assist me to identify the rock. Rgds Nancy Moses
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What are these purplish-brown and white rocks? [on hold]

I found these rocks along the train tracks in Monroe, Wisconsin. I mostly only took the ones with lots of white in them, but most didn't have that. I'm not sure what these rocks would be called. (...
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Help Identifying this Mineral?

I have the following rock/mineral but can't seem to identify. Anybody have an idea what it might be? It's heavy, 3"x3", nonmagnetic (but slightly repels a neodymium magnet), blackish in color with ...
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Can anyone tell me what type of metal this is?

[![enter image description here][1]][1][![Shiny rock...][2]][2]Streak is silver / gray and shiny Hardness around 6 Extremely heavy for its size Has what appear to be a few small holes drilled into ...
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Any idea type of rock?

Metorite looking rock from Idaho desert I believe, feels like it has a slight magnetic pull, but the magnet I have (which isnt very strong) doesnt stick, extremely heavy for its size. can you help me ...
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Amber rock identification request

This red/orange/brown stone has a hardness of 8 and a bright streak. The closest thing I've ever seen was amber, but amber is way softer than this What kind of stone is it?
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What is this Stone

I found this stone in my father's old stuff. I tried to search online for about it but I don't know what is it. It looks to be a rare stone. Can someone identify it?
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Why has my rock stopped being translucent?

I found a rock on the beach in northern California that was very translucent ,super clear. 5 or 6 hrs later when I got home it was still like I found it. The next day it had clouded up. ...
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What is this rock cluster ( it’s magnetic )

Found the rock in the mud, it attracts a magnet.
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Maybe Chinese Bamboo item [closed]

I recently purchased these at an estate sale, can anyone tell me what they are?
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heavy, brown, rock with crystals, please help identify

please help identify this rock. it is heavier than most. dark brown color. picture is shown with streak test. found in Philadelphia pa. at home demolition site. crystals seem to be different type and ...
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Rock identification - origin unknown

I'm trying to identify this rock. It's fairly fine-grained and has a green tint. It's fairly heavy for its size, I cannot scratch it with a figernail but I can make a scratch with a knife. The rock is ...
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What type of rock is this found in Northern Ontario Canada?

This rock felt very dense for it size.
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What types of stone are these rocks I found in Scotland

Please could someone tell me what type of stone this is I came across it while walking my dog. I'm in the highlands of Scotland!
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Found this rock at the ground what kind of rock is it?Could it possiboy be a meteorite

I found this rock and I'm wondering if it could be a meteorite. If not, what might it be?
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What are these objects found on my property in Merced, CA?

These objects were found on my property when preparing for the replacement of a cement driveway. I would like to know what they are and, if possible, how they arrived at the place found?
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Fossil or just strange lines?

Found this in Souris, Manitoba. The lines are on both sides. What could this be?
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Can anyone identify my rocks? Found in Arizona, I would be hugely grateful

Hey, I collect rocks from every holiday, but unfortunately I'm a complete novice and have no knowledge of rock at all, I found this with another strange few rocks from the grand canyon and the ...
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I bought these stones recently, can someone help identify them?

So the heart shaped one has rainbow like flecks in it-- kind of like an oil spill really. The reddish-orange one appears to have small cracks in it. I've been searching for hours, I can't figure them ...
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What is the identity of this rock?

I found this rock on the beach on the Dingle peninsula in Ireland. There were lots of sandstones and basalt too. I thought it might be dolomite because it is rhombohedral and has a white streak, but I ...
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Identify this specimen?

Found as a plate size piece (broken in transit). It was just sticking out of a greenish bentonite mound in the Capitol Reef area. 5/8 inch thick, crystalline base chalky white cracked top. A friend ...
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Identify my specimens?

Found close to Capitol Reef in Utah in and on the banks of a dry wash alongside bentonite clay mounds. All have an orange ish opaque color. They did not react to vinegar.
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What kind of stone is this? Can I safely test it with acid?

Found in Wisconsin, top appears black to dark blue, slightly translucent at the edges. Is it safe to use acid to test this material?
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What gold colored rocks are these?

I found these golden coloured rocks while digging on a construction site in Surrey. Can someone help me identify what they actually are?
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A chemical formation or constructed by microorganisms?

This mineral formation was at the side of a fresh water canal in Gürpınar, Van, Turkey. It was dug out from the bottom of the canal. It is very brittle. I know that the natural water sources in the ...
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What kind of rock is this

very heavy, mica-like surface, scratch test with knife produced very fine black powder. But when I rubbed the black powder on paper it was reddish brown. Looks like graphite but it’s too heavy. Found ...
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Please help me ID this rock

Can you help me identify the type of magic egg in this photo?
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Is this rock Ellensburg blue agate or just regular blue agate?

I am wondering if this blue agate could be an Ellensburg
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Can anyone please help me to identify this rock?

This is a dark black rock with gold shimmering chunks sticking out of it, some of the chunks look rainbow colored or fake gold color it is a small rock less than 5 lbs (https://i.stack.imgur.com/YpNKm....
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Trying to identify the rock i found

. Can use some help to identify the rock I found. It's black on the outside and white or gray on the inside.
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Can anyone help identify this? Or point me in a direction of someone who could

Can anyone help identify? It's crystalline structure is non geometric transparent to light milky (white/purple area) clarity the green color appears gritty and solid like suspended inside the crystal. ...
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Geological feature - what is it?

Hello, We were walking in Bundoran in Donegal County, Ireland today and we encountered the geological feature shown in the picture (from above from cliffs and from very close up at beach level). We ...
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Can someone help me to identify this rock?

A-density:2.66g/cm3,weight:370g,rock attract the magnet for this rock I do not have the density currently
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What is this anybody know what this is

Infused heavy multilayer but round
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Rock ID: sedimentary fossil from North Norfolk coast, UK

This palm-sized rock is from the beach at Eccles-on-Sea (North Sea coastline). I can see four types of material: A brown, slightly translucent, 6cm tubular fossil(?) that I can mark with a steel ...
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What caused this waterfall to have rounded formations?

This is at Bua Tong Waterfalls in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Tried to find scientific information about this waterfall, but google turns up only travellers' vague guesses, suggesting calcium carbonate ...
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What are the name of these stones?

There are some kind of stone, I collected them and I want to be sure of their identification.
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Can someone identify this rock? Dug up as is in north louisiana. Thanks

Dug this up in north louisiana and that's unusual around here. It was found as is. Can anyone identify it please. Thanks.
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Are these rocks raw jet?

Found these on the beach after some high tide and flooding thanks to a storm. Wondering if it is jet. One is much larger than the other. The smaller of the two is harder. The larger rock flakes when ...
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Please identify this pink transparent stone?

Pink transparent stone it maybe obsidian but my research indicates pink colour is very unusual for obsidian It’s translucent, all pink, slightly refractive you can read letters through when stone is ...
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Peculiar Piece of Petrified wood? Or just another piece

Multiple years ago I found a chunk of petrified wood in my grandmothers yard in Northern Utah, what is unique about it is you can see the transition from rock to wood. But the wood feels like wood, ...
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Please help identify this! Rock? Glass? Crystal? It's big and very heavy

About 1.5 feet tall, 1 foot deep and 2 foot wide. Very heavy and very hard. I will get a better picture posted asap. You can read a newspaper thru it. Was left to me by my uncle years ago but never ...
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Is this petrified wood or just “some rock”?

I was gifted this and have no idea what it is and was to embarrassed to ask, so here I am.
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I need help to identify this rock

I would like help to identify this Stone. I found this stone in my back yard. I would just like to know if it is worth anything or if I'm just going to add it to the driveway.
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Can this rock be identified?

Hey all, I came across this rock in a river in Western New York. There are two different parts of this rock. There are smooth, rounded parts that are brown to red in color. Their is a slight luster ...
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Strange Fossil Rock?

I found this weird fossil rock and I am wondering if anybody could help identify what could have made the imprint in it or what kind of rock it is?
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Glacial erratic - Granite or Gneiss?

This boulder is a glacial erratic in New Jersey. Can anyone tell if it's granite or gneiss? When you look at from the side, there appears to be foliation... but when you look at from the top or other ...
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How is this crumbly crystal-rich rock formed?

I found this crumbly rock embedded in the channel walls of a small creek in Everett, WA, USA. (North Creek that flows through McCollum Park.) If possible, I'd like to know how the rock formed... what ...
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Hollow tubular ferromagnetic rock? What is this?

I'm hoping others can help me identify this odd looking hollow rock/mineral/metal thing. I'll give pictures, then a video, then some other helpful info. First, here are some pictures. It's roughly 10 ...
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Can someone recognize this stone?

This stone was found from an ancient place in Afganistan. I would really appreciate you answers. Thanks