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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

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?

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?

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)

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?

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?

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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Differentiate a rock and mineral

How to differentiate between a rock and a mineral by merely looking at it as a thumb rule?
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Help identify this red and black rock

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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What is this upside-down transparent funnel-shaped item on a weather monitoring station?

I snapped this photo with my cell phone at a fishing harbor in northern Taiwan. I recognize a weather vane + anemometer, and I suspect the two large, dark things at the tops of poles might be ...
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Rock ID: translucent, hard, smooth, heavy for size dark green/black to white(around edges) east coast Australia in surf

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?

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?

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

This was found in a river in southeastern Michigan. It is very light (about 14 grams) and not magnetic.
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ID on a potential flint fossil

I was out in Swinley Forest in Bracknell(United Kingdom) last weekend. The area is a large pine forest but the ground is full of flint and is very sandy. I stumbled across a piece of flint and ...
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Help me identify this pink stone sphere that I bought

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?

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?

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

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

I have no idea what it is, does anyone else know?
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Can someone help me identify this cloud formation?

These pictures were taken today in Oklahoma City and I am both baffled and curious as to what formation this may be. I was wondering if anyone had any idea? Thank you!
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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

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

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?

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

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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Which plant produces the most oxygen?

Which plant is the most efficient in making oxygen for it's weight? I want to think it is the greenest plant with more leaves and least ...
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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.
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What type of brown mineral is this?

Unknown mineral. Does someone know what this is?
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What is this complex looking rock with lavender and yellow crystal areas on a lighter-colored matrix?

New to the forum and in search of a little help to id this specimen. Not sure of the specimen’s origin location. It has shiny, lavender colored crystals, as well as yellow-greenish crystals, on a ...
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What is this silvery rock?

I found this silver-colored rock on Mount Shasta. It has these features: non magnetic sharp edges when light hits it shows the colors of the rainbow its not too heavy Can you identify it?
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Utah rock pattern identification - looks like small craters

This formation was found in the Capital Reef area of Southern Utah (38.2970546, -111.2979319). There wasn't just one, but several of these small crater formations all over the area. All of them had ...
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What is this dark brown stone?

It is wrinkly from breaking apart at many seams (sorry, I do not know the technical terms), deep wine-brown with a white band, and hard enough that it is not creating a streak that I can tell. In fact,...
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What is this stone or rock that looks like chocolate chip cookie dough? [closed]

Would anyone be able to tell me what kind of stone this is? It looks to have smoky quartz pieces throughout it but I’m not 100% sure. Has anyone seen something like this before? Thanks in advance!
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What is this old potential stone or relic found in a Kansas pasture?

Found it in pasture near Topeka, Kansas and want to know what it is and how it was made. The first two layers are hard and the middle is softer like dried clay.
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How can I tell the difference between granite and syenite?

(I'm not a geologist, just helping my kids collect rocks).
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What is this dull whitish rock with ornate black patterns found in the Arkansas Crater of Diamonds?

I found this rock while wet sifting dirt brought back from the Arkansas Crater of Diamonds. It looks as if it is hand painted. It is smaller than my pinky nail. It’s dull, and makes a chalk-like mark ...
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What is this green and blue rock found on the beach which turns orange when light is shone through it?

I need help identifying what kind of rock this is?
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What kind of light blue stone is this?

My son found this stone on the beach on the island Crete. It was a one of its kind, no other visible stone on the beach was the same. We asked the locals, but they did not know this stone. It's about ...
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Is this a meteor? It's very heavy for its size [closed]

Here it is. Hope this helps you best image I could take.
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What is the identity of this heavy, smooth, shiny black and red rock? [closed]

. It's very shiny and layered. It has rough texture but spots with smooth red colored pieces.
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What are the cubic formations found inside Larimar gemstones?

I recently noticed what appears to be common cubic formations just beneath the surface of Pectolite (Larimar) gemstones. They quite resemble transparent sugar sprinkles. Each formation isn't perfectly ...