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Rock Identification: clear, hues of yellow/orange. Washington State [closed]

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 [closed]

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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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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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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Can anyone identify this stone [closed]

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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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?
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Found this rock in Cambridge, UK, on a recently ploughed field [closed]

I found this rock while out walking it’s of a metallic Luster and black in colour, smooth to the feel but bumpy in places, with one small rough patch shown on the picture and no colour change anywhere....
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What is in this rock? [closed]

There were many, many examples of this, my photo simply shows a situation where I had even light and time to take a photo without making anyone wait for me. The basic rock is obviously sandstone. ...
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Identify rock found on beach in Florida [closed]

This rock was found in Florida on the beach on top of the sand. There were no others found. Color of rock is white, the outer rim is clear (see through) the inner layer is solid. The inner layer is ...
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Could this rock be Basalt? [closed]

This rock is 2 3/8", weighs 71 grams has a density of 2.958,I tested the density a few times and its always 2.958, has a hardness of 6-7 almost clear streak test, I tested the streak again and I would ...
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Identify rock, found in Florida [closed]

Round with crystal looking around it, hard. Seems to have layers in the center. The inside is smooth and the outside layer is textured. The white layers go all the way through the rock. Found on the ...
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What is this green yellow heavy stone? [closed]

no known origin,its opaque its 2 1/4" leaves no streak, has a hardness of 6-6 1/2 I drilled it with a diamond plated bit,it is a very tough stone.It weighs 2ozs 56.6 grams.When I drilled it the powder ...
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How could have this rock formed? - Penny inside rock, mostly iron [closed]

I was walking along a beach (in Southern California) and found this rock on the ground, and there were none like it on the beach. It is composed of mostly rusted iron, and a magnet will stick to most ...
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What type of crystal is this? [closed]

I feel like it's clear quartz that had been ripped from a cluster. However, I haven't seen this before, so I'm not sure. Can anyone confirm or correct me?
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What is this yellow stone [closed]

I found this yellow stone in a creek.It was easy to break by slamming it against another stone and has evenly spaced crystal clear grains.They are very clear that under the sun I thought that water ...
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Help identifying rock please [closed]

I have this rock that was given to me as a gift a few years ago but I have no information on it. I would like to find out what kind if rock it is. Can anybody help me figure that out please??
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What is this stone or mineral it's light but strong [closed]

The other side is just cyan color I don't know where this stone is from Any help is appreciated
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What is this translucent and blue vein crystal, 7.5 < Mohs < 9, Lustre: Aventurescence [closed]

It looks like quartz, but it has blue veins on the surface that look died. Not all surface scratches are blue though. Hardness: > 6.5. Nail file will not scratch it. > 7 quartz will not scratch it. >...
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Is this Black Serpentine? [closed]

I found this rock at a lake edge in Co. Sligo Ireland,its shiny black,leaves a black streak, weighs 320 grams displaces 125ml of water which gives it a density of 2.56 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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What type of rock is this, Nephrite? [closed]

Its a very dark green opaque smooth rock, resists stainless knife blade 6.5-7 hardness, its 4x2cm, aprox 40 grams weight. I found this rock among cobble stones in County Roscommon Ireland.Its not ...
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Rock identification: gray with small dark lines/inclusions all over [closed]

Gray stones with short small dark shiny lines all over it. Found it on the beaches of Newport Rhode Island.
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What two mineral/stones are these that formed together? [closed]

NEW EDIT. I took a sharp knife and scratched at the orange/amber area. The area the blade tip went across would develope a faint white mark; however if I licked my finger and wiped the mark it ...
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What is this figurine made of: [closed]

Have several of these animal figurines, MADE IN USSR on bottom. Can't figure out what type of rock it is made from. Any ideas?
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Identify tiny green crystals on a pinkish/yellowish rock coming from Epupa Falls on Kunene River North of Namibia [closed]

That my first post : I'll try to follow the guidelines. 1) I provide 2 pictures of my sample : the first one from the tiny green crystals themselves, and the second one from the rock supporting the ...
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Black and amber stone. [closed]

I have a bracelet with an unusual piece of polished stone, black with orange fossil-like inclusions. It would be great if someone could help me identify what this is. Many thanks! The back of the ...
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Carbonaceous Chondrite [closed]

Can you please help me identify this rock? Is it a meteorite; if so, what kind? I sought the advice of the only scientist I know, but geology is not his primary field. He suggested a mineralogist ...
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Identification: mystery rock with golden features and shimmer [closed]

I found this rock in our backyard in Germany. As our garden is filled with bushes it was very oddly placed and I have carried this rock around with me ever since, wondering what sort of rock it might ...
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What is this rock. Solid, Heavy, Metallic. Unknown origin [closed]

A few weeks ago i found this rock in the geology collection cupboard that my Geography teacher inherited from his predecessor. It is numbered 3729 but no list exists of the collection so we can not ...
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Identify yellow-tinted translucent mineral [closed]

I found a mineral near the hexagonal rock formations in High Island, Hong Kong that I'd like to get ID'd. It has a greasy and subadamantine lustre. It can scratch a U.S. Quarter Dollar and some types ...
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Rock ID - Heavy, Smooth Gemmy Rock from river in the Laurentian area of Quebec, Canada [closed]

I have recently become passionate about rocks, minerals and semi precious stones, found in many of the rivers and lakes where I live, in the Laurentian area of Quebec. I found this rock in a little ...
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What is this red, brown and yellow rock? [closed]

I have no clue its origins. I believe it is from somewhere in the USA. It feels light for its size. It did not scratch with the knife test.
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What is this baby blue rock? [closed]

What is this blue rock? I have no clue of its origins; I believe somewhere in the USA. It did not scratch with the knife test. It is about 1 1/2” x 1”.
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Help Identifying this rock with a rainbow [closed]

I found this rock and I want to know what it is. It looks like green-grey and when I put one side of the rock on the sun, it changes its colors on that side. Thanks
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What type of rock/crystal is this was found in Vernon NJ? [closed]

What sort of rock is this one?
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Identification of a rock. White marble? [closed]

Could you please help me identify the rock found commonly near many of the ancient Greek foundations and rubbles? This one was at the base of Poseidon's temple. White in colour with a smooth texture ...
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Can someone help me to i identify this rock found in macedonia [closed]

Can someone help me identify this rock? Also, will it react to acid?
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Any idea type of rock? [closed]

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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heavy, brown, rock with crystals, please help identify [closed]

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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What are these objects found on my property in Merced, CA? [closed]

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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I bought these stones recently, can someone help identify them? [closed]

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 kind of rock is this [closed]

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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Trying to identify the rock i found [closed]

. 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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Are these rocks raw jet? [closed]

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? [closed]

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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Is this petrified wood or just “some rock”? [closed]

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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Can this rock be identified? [closed]

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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Glacial erratic - Granite or Gneiss? [closed]

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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Hollow tubular ferromagnetic rock? What is this? [closed]

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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What is this red rock with crystal white inside? [closed]

I found this rock in the desert. I found similar rocks that are crystal white on the inside, but this one is rough on the outside and all the others are smooth. Plus all the rough rocks doesn’t have a ...
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Is this very old glass or a type of crystal? [closed]

I found these in Spain buried within a very old rocky sea bed along with many fossils, would this just be peices of damaged old glass or is it some form of crystal/rock? Thank you in advance