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Identify this transparent brown rock [closed]

t The rocks are pretty small they are dark brown and comoleyelybsee through.
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Identify my black piece of stone/fossil? [closed]

I found this piece at [Battery-point, Portishead, UK][1], at a site for fossil hunting. It is smooth one side and porous on the other. It also has one side with beautiful colours shining on the ...
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Pink Rock Identification [closed]

I found this in the parking lot during a craft fair. Does anyone know what it is? I’m thinking it’s either pink kyanite or pink tourmaline, but I'm a amateur so I can’t differentiate between the two. ...
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Basalt, slag or meteorite? [closed]

I found this rock on the edges of a known Drumlin in North East England. It looks to be a fragment from a larger piece. It attracts a magnet strongly, it weighs 150 grams. It has vesicular holes (on ...
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Does anyone know what this black rock is? [closed]

I have found several grey rocks like this one on a beach along the ocean and I don’t know what they are. This is the only black one I’ve ever seen. Anyone know what it is?
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What's this mineral? [closed]

I'm 99% sure I got it in California on base while walking near the airstrip so it could have come from litterly anywhere. I can't seem to break any pieces off. It's kinda heavy for its size and hard. ...
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What on Earth in can repel a magnet? [closed]

The iron in blood is naturally repelled by a solid magnet the opposite of iron outside of blood by a magnetic field and I wander... Are there any elements that are repelled by a solid magnet? https://...
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Please help me identify this stone (Look like some kind of quartz, but I'm not sure.) [closed]

My young sister found this stone on a street and she asked me what type it is. And I really don't know. It was found in Western Ukraine, in North Galicia. But it may be that it was brought here from ...
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Identification: Greenish Greek stone [closed]

Volume: 100ml +- 2% (yes, I couldn’t believe it either); Mass: measurement pending, but above 200g I just bought a mineral identification book and it says to take a streak. I tried with tiles at home,...
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Can anyone tell me what’s inside this rock please [closed]

I got this rock yesterday from a friend who was unsure of what it was. I think it’s carnelian but what’s interesting I what’s inside!! Any ideas what it is?
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Strange scar marks on pebble [closed]

My question is not specifically about identification of this piece of rock. Instead I am focusing on the origin of the scar marks on this rock. I have found this stone in the pebbles in the path. This ...
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Metallic rock identification from Ontario Canada [closed]

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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Dark heavy rock [closed]

I found this dark heavy rock near Wombeyan Caves NSW. Australia. It is 9 by 6 cm and weighs 353g; it is not magnetic and was found in a dried up riverbed.
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Are these obsidian snowflakes? [closed]

I'm not sure if these are obsidian snowflakes: I found it near a river, hardness is 4 to 5, it has a wax lustre when pre-polished. The 'flakes' in the matrix are raised and gray. Pre-polished side ...
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Can someone identify this geode found in upstate NY [closed]

Can some identify this geode? It was found in upstate New York in a flat sandy plain 1/4 away from the Hudson River. The geode is approximately 3" long, brown exterior, 1/4" "shell" gray , and 1 1/2" ...
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Rock ID: brown, magnetic inclusion in Carpathian amethyst geode [closed]

What I believe is an amethyst geode (roughly 6" = 15.24 cm across) from somewhere in the Carpathian Mountains contains an oval-shaped inclusion of material with what look like pits of green ...
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Need help to ID rock type [closed]

I found this rock in a freshly ploughed field, and it looked too unusual to pass up. Can anyone identify what it is?
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What's this? Chess pieces growing spines! [closed]

These chess pieces have laid undisturbed for a long time (15-20 years?). In this time, they seem to have grown clear/white, spiny, long crystals. I'm wondering if they are dangerous, but also curious ...
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Is this deep green calcite, green gneiss stone? [closed]

The site where it is found is characterized by schist, quartz and gneis, but also other species of rock. This is a scissors 2 cm semi transparent, vitreous luster, hard scale 6.5 - 7 ... I will post ...
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What is the type of stone/mineral in this necklace please? [closed]

I would like to sell this necklace but can't remember its original description and the online store where I got it no longer carries it so I can't look it up that way. Blue Chalcedony comes to mind, ...
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Rock identification [closed]

Hardness 5 to 7. Colour brown, however turns grey with polishing. Lustre earthy doll, changing to shiny metallic after polishing. Gravity heavy. Not magnetic. Location eastern coast of Australia ...
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What are those flat areas in this desert formation seen from orbit? [duplicate]

(Google Earth at 19°58'49.87" N 53°38'09.51" E) Related to: What produces these distinct shapes in the Rub' al Khali seen from space? What is the flat (?) green/blue-ish terrain in between the ...
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What ore is this? I have no idea [closed]

We found this rock from a box with random stuffs.
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What is this rock? [closed]

I found this rock in my backyard when I was little in New Zealand and I’m just wondering if anyone has an idea on what kind of rock it is and is it worth anything
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What is this white rock with orange section I found in Ireland? [closed]

Brown gem found in smooth white rock very fine smooth almost shiny with clean breaks and a bluish tinge on breaking. Northern Ireland just south of Bangor on the North Down coast. Cheers!! Andy
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Can you help me identifying this beige/brown rock? [closed]

I found this stone in a box where I keep some memorabilia. Unfortunately I don't know, where it's from, maybe it's from a mountain side in the alpins or from a beach at the mediterranean sea. One side ...
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Grey rock with black inclusions (Vancouver Island, B.C, Canada) [closed]

I found it on Vancouver Island, B.C, Canada. It is reflective like a safety vest and has crystals.
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Can anybody tell me what type of stone this layered multicolor one is? [closed]

I have had this stone lying around for a very long time and just got curious about what type of stone it might be.
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Help identify this brown red mineral? [closed]

This was found in my garden today and has me completely stumped. What is it?
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What could this dark brown stone with a white streak found in Romania be? [closed]

We found this in Romania, far away from water basins.
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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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Help identify this red and black rock [closed]

Last weekend in a field I found a rock that seems burned and heavier than other rocks, but I have no idea what it is. I measured body by using handmade tool afterwards calculated the density as 3.24&...
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Rock ID: translucent, hard, smooth, heavy for size dark green/black to white(around edges) east coast Australia in surf [closed]

Hi there, I found this rock in the surf somewhere on the east coast of Australia around 20 years ago. Not sure if this is sea glass or a rock but hoping someone can help me identify as it has bugged ...
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Can anyone please help identify my turquoise rock? [closed]

Please help me identify my rock:
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Help! Can anyone identify this deep blue rock, quartz, crystal thing from Washington? [closed]

I was like 10 waiting for my dad to get off work. He was a surveyor and brought this blue rock thing with him for me when he got off. He said they were surveying and his friend took a pickax to a rock ...
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What kind of rock/mineral is this pinkish stone I found in Colorado? [closed]

I found this in my backyard and would love to know what I'm looking at. It reminds me of a fossil. I live in Colorado, Denver-metro. The sample is about 2 inches top to bottom, weighs maybe .5 lb, ...
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Is this platinum ore? Mohakite? Found in Michigan [closed]

This was found in a river in southeastern Michigan. It is very light (about 14 grams) and not magnetic.
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Help me identify this pink stone sphere that I bought [closed]

I found this amazing sphere in an oddball shop the other day, and the shop owner and I were guessing it may be Rhodochrosite or Rhodonite. It looks more brown in the photo than it truly is - it's ...
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What is this waxy sort of green rock from Labrador, Canada? [closed]

This rock is green and kind of waxy to touch 1: https://i.stack.imgur.com/WKBVU.jpgWith a nail you can scratch it but not deep and it is kind of dull with shiny specks in it,it do seem like layers or ...
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What is this white and deep red rock found in Morocco? [closed]

Rock found in Morocco and haven't been able to figure out what it is! Please help!
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What could this large heavy rock be? [closed]

My daughter found this large (about the size of her head) and very heavy dark gray/black rock with small craters in it and has iridescent coloring through the middle. If you could possibly help us ...
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Can you identify this large green rock? [closed]

My grandpa collected rocks and found this somewhere in Nevada. It weighs about 70 pounds.
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Please help me Identify this rock [closed]

I am not an avid collector but I found a rock that was really out of place and have had it for 40 years now. So...basically, it's about time to figure this out. I found it in a field on the east side ...
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What is this reddish coloured rock with tiny crystals inside found on a beach in Swansea, South Wales, UK [closed]

I have no idea what it is, does anyone else know?
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Can anyone identify this dark rock that I found near my house? [closed]

I found this black heavy rock near my house, as you can see it has this rounded shape and I can't tell what it is.
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Need help identifying please. Found in ground excavation in Cherokee county Georgia [closed]

Found in canton ga at 850 feet above sea level
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Need help identifying this cylindrical layered rock found in Bolivia [closed]

I found this rock in a tropical climate river in Bolivia (specifically Ivirgarzama). It seems to have 5 or 6 layers. 1st layer is a slightly course matte rock layer 2nd layer is a more glossy rock ...
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What is this shiny rock with varying shades of white/yellow/brown from Colorado? [closed]

I am posting this picture and I am very interested to know what kind of this rock is it? Where: Found this at my house. I live in rural area. One acre of land with few houses nearby... Location: ...
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Help identify glowing stone with scarab carving [closed]

I found almost no information from searching Google, Someone mentioned it might be Fluorite. I simply don't know where else to look for an answer and so I am asking you. When I was a child, my ...
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What is this white rock with brown crusts? [closed]

I found this rock in South Carolina yesterday and need help identifying what it is.