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Questions tagged [identification-request]

For help in identifying objects such as rocks, minerals, clouds, etc. Please include as many details as possible.

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Is this rock Massive Epidote?

I found this rock in Co. Donegal Ireland on a river bank buired under the dirt. It weighs 16.4lbs- 7.4kg]has a hardness of 7 and measures 8''x5 1/2''x 6 1/2'' It has a greasy kind of feel to it, it ...
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help tell what kind is it? Maybe ruby? [on hold]

I found this stone in my yard and was looking up to see what kind it is it’s a unpolished rough stone. Can any one help Identify it?
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I found this small round heavy rock in a box of my dad’s old army stuff [on hold]

I found this seavy black silvery rock found in a box of my dad’s old army stuff. He was stationed in Arizona sometime in the 50’s. Not sure if it’s from there or just happened to be in that box.
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Found this, need help identifying [on hold]

Rock found at ord river in Kununurra, Australia, main body of rock compound quiet heavy, opened rock up by smashing it, found crystals inside (white) in a cocoon chamber, found yellow/ greenish ...
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Help identify my rock please? [on hold]

found this in the backyard, any ideas which type it is? I'm in Ontario, Canada. Found it lying on the top of the ground.
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Is this a petrified reptile? [on hold]

River rock from colorado with snake pattern is this a reptile?
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UK Mineral identification help [on hold]

Can anyone help me identify these minerals please? I found them on a beach in northern England. The first has tiny angular crystals, some slightly pinkish maybe in certain lighting conditions but grey ...
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Identify this rock [on hold]

please identify this rock. I found it on a Maine beach.
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What rock is this? (found in fields)

Found it in fields today. Just plain field and earth for growing with low elevation. No clue what rock this is. Maybe even some metal? 14cm x 10cm Weighs about 1kg 5-6 Mohs hardness After cleaning ...
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Any thoughts about this? Fossil? Some sort of relic. Bone? [closed]

Found in northwestern Oregon. Willamette valley.
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Is it an egg? What type of rock please? [closed]

This stone was found by my uncle in Western Queensland. It’s light brown in colour and smooth. It's very heavy for its size. 780 grams. Pocket knife doesn’t scratch it. many thanks.
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Help me identify my rock is it jade?

Found this rock it looks like a vein of Jade but I have no idea. This is the inside of the rock. I found it already broke the rock is wet in the pic. It's is a hard rough texture and the green in the ...
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Rock identification?

This stone is part of a rock mass found in one of the plains of Iran. There are no rocky mountains around these rocks. I'm geologist and I guess it's part of the meteorite, what do you think? Color: ...
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FOSSILZED WOODEN TOOL [closed]

My son found a fossil on the beach at the foot of the cliff face at Robin Hoods Bay in the UK. It is definitely a fossilized piece of wood, but we would like to know what type, and also if it was ...
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Are these plane trails seen from satellite

Here are photos from West of Normandy, at 7-9am after sunrise on the 14th of may, from the visible satellite. It's a bit strange that they are visible from space, they are 2-3 miles wide? Are they jet ...
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what type of rock is this? blue/green and brown [closed]

I found this rock while up in the mountains and I have no idea what type of rock it is.
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What is this heavy green rock?

I found this grenish rock at a beach in Northwest Ireland called Inishcrone. It measures 45mmx35mmx22mm. It weighs 57 grams and has a density of 2.90. It is opaque, does not attract a magnet. It ...
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What produces these amazing 3D structures in Tibet?

A friend recommended I watch this Chinese language video 航拍西藏 2018 (Aerial photography in Tibet) and the HD drone video of scenery is stunning. After about 37 minutes into the video, there are shots ...
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What is this heavy, dark grey and almost round rock?

I found this 'rock' on the beach in North West Washington State. It's almost perfectly round save for a few bumps, it's dark grey in colour, solid, feels smooth like any stone you'd find on the beach,...
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Rock ID: dark grey, white spots going through from Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK

I found this curious rock in the Brecon Beacons, a mountainous range in South Wales. The regular dotted pattern stood out from the plan slate and gravel in the area and I'm not sure if these are ...
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Anybody know what kind of rock this is? [closed]

I found this rock awhile ago... can't remember where though. I am having trouble figuring out what exactly it is. Hopefully you experts can shed some light on it for me. Thanks! I do have other ...
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Can someone help ID this rock

Found today in a creek in Indiana, has a geode look and the broken edge shows red opaque facades.
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Identification required, rock formation found whilst on holiday in Cephalonia, Greece white object embedded inside?

This rock was found in kephalonia Greece, on a beach in lassi. The rock is black in colour, smooth with thumb like prints, very metallic smell and very slightly magnetic. We took this rock to oxford ...
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Ordered arrangement of clouds

I happened to take a photograph of a region of clouds ,and it seems to have a rather ordered arrangement ,if one looks towards the left of the image. Would there be a physical explanation for this or ...
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Rock ID: 2 layer, hard dark brown top, sandy light orange bottom, Southern Utah redrock country

Dull luster, with 2 main layers: TOP) about 1 cm thick, plate-like, dark coffee brown, bubbly melty looking texture. The top layer is harder (about a 5, scratched with a knife) and the edges are ...
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What are these Gizmos at Izaña Atmospheric Research Center in Spain?

This tweet from the account of the Centro de Investigación Atmosférica de Izaña (AEMET) http://izana.aemet.es Izaña Atmospheric Research Center (AEMET) shows images of meteorological instruments ...
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Can anyone help me identify this type of translucent green mineral? [closed]

This is the photo of the rock. I found it in the mountains in yemen, near rocks where a well was dug out. Its translucent green and It doesn't feel that heavy. I think it's some type of quartz.
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Found a rock like no other [closed]

identification request This rock was found in Somerset Co, NJ. It weighs about 10 lbs. It was found buried about a foot under a patch of daffodils in the middle of the woods. It is triangular in shape ...
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Rock Identification: clear, hues of yellow/orange. Washington State

I purchased this rock at an estate sale along with some rose quartz. The sellers had no information on it. My husband was able to break it today with a hammer, but I have no idea what the material is. ...
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Id request: Unusual shape, gritty texture hard rock

What are these rocks? We are importing dirt from local pool companies digging in the area. We live denton, tx (north texas). One company dumped about 4 loads of very red sandy loamy dirt and 3 loads ...
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Identification of a rock from Kentucky [closed]

I was hiking the other day in southeastern Kentucky and ran across this rock on a river bank. I've never seen a rock like this before. Can anyone here identify it?
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Anyone have any idea what these are? [closed]

Can someone please help me identify these rocks please ](https://i.stack.imgur.com/y28zy.jpg)
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Help me to identify this strange rock [closed]

About 9 years ago I found this rock in the middle of the river. It reminds me of a some kind of a volcanic rock, but I live in Finland, and we only have dead volcanoes around here. Outer layer is just ...
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Can anyone help me identify this rock found in Tulsa Oklahoma?

I was working in my front yard in Tulsa Oklahoma and ran over this rock with my lawnmower. It was logged in the ground enough I didn’t see it. It’s 2.5 inches in length. Black in color with what ...
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Please help me identify these two metal looking rocks…?

These were found at to the top of a hill by McLaren park near the Blue Water Tower in San Francisco, in the dirt in the middle of the path. They feel slightly heavier than normal (same size) rocks. ...
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Dark green opaque stone of length < 1 inch

Found it on a construction site. What kind of stone it is ? I understand that it is not gemstone. It is very hard, cannot be scratched by metal, and it's smooth. Also there is no visible layers. It ...
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What name of rock is it? [closed]

I found it in desert, there is not any evidence of igneous or metamorphic rocks around it, it's density is between 3.5-3.9, some magnetic, some parts have pyrite minerals, streak is dark brown, luster ...
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Artifact? Found in US North Carolina close to Morrow Mountain State park [closed]

Scale in inches. I found this in a river. One surface of it (narrow surface) is so flat that I couldn’t quit looking at this find.
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What is a Rotating Shadowband Radiometer, and how does it work?

This answer explains that the device labeled "B" in the photo below is a "Ultraviolet Multifilter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer." What is a Rotating Shadowband Radiometer, and how does it work? ...
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What are these Gizmos at Mauna Loa Observatory?

Artist Rosten Wu's Vimeo channel has a video title Bridging Time and there is discussion about the Keeling Curve and the site where it all began in Hawaii. In the video there is a shot of a weather ...
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Can anyone identify this stone

i found this stone on the east coast of south island in New Zealand, it's 200 grams and very hard,i used a metal file on it and it left steel residue on the stone.
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rock id:hard,green,other ones were around but not with black streaks [closed]

Located in vermilion river Lasalle Il. It is a green and has black streaks with what looks like air bubbles at the end.
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how can a asterisk/star like crack occur on a rock?

how can a asterisk/star like crack occur on a hard pyroclastic rock? Could it caused by a meteroite or by some other mechanism? You may see the shape of the rock on attached photo.
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Interpreting an outcrop of a thick pure silica bed in a volcanic setting

How can a nearly pure silica bed with 250 m x 50 m x 1.5 m dimensions be interpreted in a volcanic/pyroclastic setting? Here is a photo of it.
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Is this Dragon Jasper?

Bought these rocks at a shop they were selling as Dragon Jasper,but when I density tested them they were 3.09 which I thought was a bit high for Jasper, and generally Dragon Jasper has Deep red veins, ...
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Is this an agate? [closed]

So I have found these in a creek there are some that look like this and I have broke them open and they were full of crystals these seem to small and I have tried cracking then and they wont budge I ...
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Rock ID: Very hard, green, slightly transparent, some gray parts on outside. found in South Korea

Hi! My name is Thomas, I am a senior student in Canada. I found this rock as a kid in Korea in a high mountain area. I was always wondering what this thing was. Its very heavy, and also very hard. A ...
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Can someone please help me identify my rock?

Hey guys! My name is Brent and I found this rock over 20 years ago while swimming with my siblings in Lake Huron near Kincardine, Ontario. I actually found it under water at one of our favourite ...
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I found this rock on my property years ago and was curious what it was [closed]

What kind of rock is this? I found it on my property a long time ago and I can pinpoint exactly what. I was thinking red jasper maybe?