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Identification needed for possible iron meteorite [closed]

Available information: Location found: Unknown. Weighs 2.2 lbs. Passed a liquid volume mass ratio test used for identifying meteorites Highly magnetic Density is extremely high, between quartz and ...
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What are these metallic nodules that were found at low tide on the UK south coast? [closed]

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 kind of stone is this? Green tourmaline, or something else? [closed]

I was looking near mountain rivers for stones that I know like quartz, calcite, jasper. By chance on the top of the ground there was this one. It's a silky lustre semi translucent green-yellowish, ...
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Mineral Rock Identification [closed]

Went out hiking after some heavy rains and came across an area that looked like broken glass sticking out from mud. On a closer look this is what we found. Not sure what it is and would like to know ...
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What is this stone? [closed]

My Uncle got this stone from Australia and he would like to know what it is exactly The paper is 210 mm on the long side. The stone feels like glass and is softer than metal. On the other side it ...
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Seeking rock identification [closed]

This rock was found it Easton, Pennsylvania by the Delaware River. I'm just starting to become interested and collecting and hoping to use this site to gain knowledge on the rocks and minerals I find! ...