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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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Is this Jadeite Jade? [closed]

Bought this online, shipped from India, I was told that it is Jadeite Jade and not Aventurine, it comes from China and India, I tumbled one piece. The piece on the left is 2 3/4 inches. A beautiful ...
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Asking about type Fossil [closed]

Can any one help me to identify this type of fossil ? Its dolomite limestone
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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 please tell me what rock this is and if its valubale [closed]

please identify please identify my rock and tell me if its valubale please
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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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Is this Mutton Fat Jade? [closed]

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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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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Please help me ID this rock [closed]

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? [closed]

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

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 [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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Can someone help me to identify this rock? [closed]

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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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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Please help identify this! Rock? Glass? Crystal? It's big and very heavy [closed]

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”? [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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I need help to identify this rock [closed]

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? [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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What is the smallest and largest cloud? [closed]

When is a cloud too small to be considered a cloud? What is the largest cloud officially on record?
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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
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What kind of rock is this? It was inside a bigger rock [closed]

I found this when I was really little, and I'm 18 now. It was inside a bigger rock; the three pieces fit together to make one piece. The biggest piece seems to have some kind of fossil on it. I've ...
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Can anyone tell me what this 'rock' is? [closed]

I found this in Topanga Canyon, California (LOS ANGELES). It can be scratched with a penny, but not my fingernail: hardness is about a 2.75 I guess. The size of a baseball. I found this on the edge ...
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Need help identifying this rock [closed]

I need a little help identifying this rock. It was found somewhere in the Sahara Desert. It is very hard and leaves a beige streak on a steel file (might be the concretized dirt covering it). The ...
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Rock/mineral identification - smooth black inside [closed]

It’s yellow and grey on the outside but smooth and black on the inside. Very roughly 2.27 g/ml Just curious, it almost like sea glass on the inside but it’s far too dense.
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Mineral identification; black & metallic [closed]

During a recent trip to the Portuguese island of Madeira, I found a couple of interesting rocks on a beach. Both the rocks pictured in this question contain the same black mineral. I first guessed ...
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Help me figure out what this purple rock is [closed]

I found this in the ground at a job site in blue springs mo . Its purple with darker purple lines through it like growth marks on a tree. It is about the size of a large loaf of bread 7 inches across ...
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Hi, I'm hoping to identify this rock. [closed]

Would anyone be able to identify this rock?
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What are these inclusions inside this Rainbow moonstone? [closed]

I got this rainbow moonstone from Jaipur, India. The front and back are polished, has black tourmaline around it’s edges, and is 25x28mm. I didn’t notice it when I bought it but It seems to have ...
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I believe we got this rock in the mountains of Creede Colorado [closed]

Solid, has some weight to it, looks like it possibly has some purple amethyst on the opposite side, but mostly consists of this silver: Can anyone identify it as silver?
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Is this an Agate? What kind? Or what kind of rock is it if not Agate? [closed]

It think is an Agate but not sure what kind of it is. As best as I can tell under the orange its really pretty. It is 21 lb. I found it at a rest stop out side of Yakima, WA, USA. But it does not ...
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Anyone tell me anything about this rock and crystals are please [closed]

Rock is fairly crumbly but takes force to break bits off. Found along the river Severn at Portishead battery point in the uk. One side looks like could be fossils and the other side interesting ...
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Is this a fossil [closed]

It this a stromatolite fossil? If it is, it’s probabaly at least 1 billion years old
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Rock Identification (West of Scotland) [closed]

Could anyone please identify this rock found off the West coast of Scotland?
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What kind of green rock is this? [closed]

Just wondering what kind of rock this is. I found it near an old home that was built in 1882 in Kansas. It is very heavy and it has a dark green tint to it. Probably about 6 lbs.
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Unidentified mineral found in France [closed]

(I am not a native english speaker, so I'm not really aware of the specific terminology.) A few years back, I found an unidentified rock on a beach in Normandie (France). It looks and feels (texture-...