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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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I found this small round heavy rock in a box of my dad’s old army stuff

Heavy black silvery Rock found in s 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. (https://i.stack....
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Please help identify this bloody looking rock! [on hold]

I found this rock at the beach at Crescent City. The red colors form a pattern that looks like blood splatter and is visible on both sides of the rock. I can't really tell much about the hardness, but ...
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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?
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I found this rock on my way home and have done some research and only found one picture that relates to this rock, WHAT IS IT?

I have found this strange rock on my way home it piqued my interest so I picked it up did some research and found little to nothing. Might be related to shale not sure though. What is this strange ...
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Is this Mutton Fat Jade?

Found this near the Shannon River close to Carrick on Shannon Irelandenter image description here Could this be Mutton Fat Nephrite Jade? Thank you
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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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Is it an egg? What type of rock please? [on hold]

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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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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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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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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What is this rock found in the dry wash in Bluff, Utah? [closed]

Does anyone know what type of rock this is? The 3rd picture is the same as the 4th, but the 4th has a regular (not black light) flashlight held underneath it. Thanks!
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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 are these rocks? [closed]

I found both of these in a river in North Yorkshire. Can anyone suggest what they may be? Thanks
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What type of ore is this?

I have found this metal somewhere in a semi-desert area in Ethiopia. The place has no mountains and has no human contact yet. It is magnetic and has some rust on the top which can be removed using ...
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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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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 are these metallic nodules that were found at low tide on the UK south coast?

Smooth spherical crystalline metal nodules Outside and inside surface does not scratch with a knife blade Inside lustre brassy, radially striated metallic crystals radiating from a lumpy centre at the ...
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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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Metallic rock identification from Ontario Canada

This rock was found in Lake/Lac Clair near Sturgeon Falls Ontario Canada in about 2 feet of water next to the edge of the lake. It can easily fit in my hand. You can see a size comparison in the ...
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Rock identification: meteorite or lava?

I was told by a crystal quartz store owner it was a type of lava rock but I have high doubts. hardness: diamond size: 4'' $\times$ 4'' weight: 1.5 lb location: unknown smell: sulfur trait: ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What kind of rock is this?

We found this today in Acton CA USA. Would like to know what it is.
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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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Can someone please help me identify my rock?

I found this rock under water over 20 years ago while swimming in Lake Huron near Kincardine, Ontario. It’s a little smaller than a baseball although it is very dense and a lot heavier than it looks. ...
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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 ...