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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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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 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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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 complex looking rock with lavender and yellow crystal areas on a lighter-colored matrix? [closed]

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? [closed]

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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What is this dark brown stone? [closed]

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? [closed]

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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What is this dull whitish rock with ornate black patterns found in the Arkansas Crater of Diamonds? [closed]

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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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 rock is this white stone with tendrils like an anemone? [closed]

Could someone please help me identify what this rock is and where it came from? Thank you!
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What is this black, shiny, smooth, kind of heavy, metallic rock? [closed]

Its kind of heavy for it size, though not extreme - about two pounds. Looks like a chunk of metal, but not quite sure what it is.
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Can someone help me identify this crystal/stone? [closed]

I found this stone whilst on safari in Nairobi. Can anyone help me identify it please?
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What is this white rock with black speckles throughout? [closed]

I was wondering if you have any ideas on what kind of rock this might be? I know that it doesn't effervesce with HCl (no reaction with hydrochloric acid at all) and the size and shape of each grain is ...
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What kind of rock is this gray and brown weathered cylinder-shaped rock I found near a New York lake? [closed]

I found this rock on the beach of a freshwater lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York state and am interested in knowing more about it. It is about 2" tall and 2" wide at widest point. Weighs 14....
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Is this a rock or something else? [closed]

I found this on the bank of the Fraser River in BC, and at first I thought it was a piece of wood. But when I picked it up, I realized it wasn’t. Does anyone know what formed the rings? Is it even a ...
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What is this 6in Nor Cal beach boulder with waxy veins? [closed]

Nor Cal beach @ low tide. 6in, photographed wet, post acid wash. Veins look waxy.
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ROCK ID: Near Big Bend National park, hard on outside, soft inside [closed]

I found this on a hike in Terlingua, Texas, near Big Bend National Park. It can't be scratched on the outside shell, but the white part on the inside is scratch-able with a knife. It is heavy.
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What type of rocks are these? I haven't got a clue [closed]

I believe it might be quartz, it's white and they have brown, red and gold lines running through it: This one has gold, brown and again white quartz, I believe:
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Can anyone identify this rock? [closed]

I was working on a project at a factory that makes gypsum wall board. The gypsum comes to the factory on ships and is placed in stockpiles. During the gypsum processing unusable material is pulled ...
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A red and unidentified stone… What is it? [closed]

A red stone, glows red and is hard. I have asked people about it but nobody knows. For a decade, it had been in my altar. Out of curiosity, I thought of posing a question. What it is actually and its ...
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Can someone identify this rock for me? [closed]

Need help identifying this rock I found in river in DR
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Is this a conglomerate type sedimentary rock? [closed]

This is my first attempt at studying geology. A year ago I found this stunning rock in the Maumee River here in Northwest Ohio. The rock is very smooth in texture, measures approx 2 cm, and was ...
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What kind of rock is this? [closed]

We found this today in Acton CA USA. Would like to know what it is.
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Can anyone identify this gem or stone please? [closed]

Looking to identify, not sure if it’s precious, semi-precious, or just beautiful… Any answers will be helpful.
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Is it anthracite coal? [closed]

I found this at a waterfall after a hard rain just laying on a sand bed. What is it? It burns blue with difficulty smell bitter and bold like coal, heavier than water, has layers, brittle and I can ...
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Is this a meteorite? [closed]

Is this a possible meteorite? It's very heavy, magnetic, and the the shiny part shows where I sanded it with a file. Seems to be all metal on the inside.
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Request for identification: Building [closed]

We were climbing in Sabino Canyon in Arizona when we came across this structure. It has no doors or windows, and it’s at the top of an imposing bluff. The building has an underground portion, as a ...
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Asking help about rock identification [closed]

So this is a rock I found on an island in Croatia, I thought that it was interesting because of the glittering parts on the rock itself. The rock does not react with magnets at all. I was hoping ...
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What is this rock I found being sold in a store? [closed]

I was recently on vacation in Hawaii and while there, entered a rock and mineral type store where I saw the rock below. I forgot to ask what it was while I was there and I am unable to go back and do ...
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What is this lavender stone? [closed]

Can anyone identify this stone?
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What is this rock found close to active volcano [closed]

Scratches glass Not affected by sandpaper on the bottom Depending on lighting, intense light, triangles everywhere Violet/light purple fluorescence
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Can you identify these rocks? [closed]

Does anybody know what these rocks are? I found them in the same place in Crete. I don't know much about minerals, but the hardness must be over 6 because I tried to scratch with everything I have at ...
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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? [closed]

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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Found this stone and would love to know what it is :) [closed]

Found this smooth & polished stone years ago while digging about 3-5 feet down in the backyard in the lower portion of NY. The light area is semi-translucent and can appear white to a very light ...
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Help! Is this a Lake Superior agate or a jasper? [closed]

I found this rock yesterday while hunting for agates in south east Minnesota. It has a lot of agate qualities however it looks like a Jasper. Can someone tell me if it's an agate.
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What stones are these? [closed]

The rock is about 10cm wide and 5cm high. It is next to an AA battery (about 5cm in length) No way to know where it was found. I obtained it in a house in England but no proof that it comes from this ...
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Help us identify this rock… please! [closed]

We found this rock near the shore of Sand Lake, in Iosco County, Michigan, across Lake Huron from the "thumb". It is greyish-brown in color. Looks shiny in the light. It has a rough texture. If you ...
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Help identifying a rock? [closed]

Put a few days of research into this. Sorry, I'm new to geology. Going to read a book on it when I have time, I've got one lying in my basement somewhere. It seems to be a layer of what looks like ...
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Can you help me identify this stone-very heavy, very cold, waxy feel, metal scratches white Ivory color, carved not poured [closed]

Can you help identify this stone. It's very heavy, mottled browns, very cold, carved not poured, metal scratches easily and reveals Ivory color , waxy feel.
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Is this an impact breccia? [closed]

Found this rock near (inland of) the central coast of California. Could this be an "impact breccia" from an ancient meteorite/asteroid impact? I will try to provide more information and/or context. ...
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Stone identification [closed]

i got this pendant and i want to know if it is natural turquoise or not Please help me thank you
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I don't know what this rock is [closed]

I got this rock a year ago at a mineral and fossil event, and there was a stand where they where selling 'mystery packages', boxes full of different fossils and minerals. I bought one, and figured out ...
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What is this? Found near a lake in Texas. Broken open it's smooth and shiny [closed]

Looks like stacked checkers with ridges.
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I found this stone can someone identify it? [closed]

I found this stone can someone identify it?
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Can you Identify this? [closed]

I went hiking and I found this rock with something inside. I would like to know what it is. Thanks!!!
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An unusually heavy and hard rock found in Western Kentucky [closed]

I found this rock while walking in Western Kentucky. Can't seem to ID it. It doesn't chip. Tried cutting it and smashing and only managed to scratch it. It was partially buried when I found it. It is ...