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What kind of purple stone is this?

I found this stone and I do not know what type of stone is this?
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What are these purplish-brown and white rocks? [on hold]

I found these rocks along the train tracks in Monroe, Wisconsin. I mostly only took the ones with lots of white in them, but most didn't have that. I'm not sure what these rocks would be called. (...
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Can anyone identify these rocks?

I was swimming in the Mediterranean Sea and found all these shiny rocks underwater, so I dove down and got them. Any clue what these are? To be precise off the west coast of Northern Italy. Hopefully ...
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heavy, brown, rock with crystals, please help identify

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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Rock identification - origin unknown

I'm trying to identify this rock. It's fairly fine-grained and has a green tint. It's fairly heavy for its size, I cannot scratch it with a figernail but I can make a scratch with a knife. The rock is ...
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What kind of rock or stone is this? Where did it come from?

I found this on the side of the road in Oregon, i think it was left or forgoten about thats why it was left there but it has crystal pockets, multiple colors, some smooth sides, perfect circles and ...
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What is the identity of this rock?

I found this rock on the beach on the Dingle peninsula in Ireland. There were lots of sandstones and basalt too. I thought it might be dolomite because it is rhombohedral and has a white streak, but I ...
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What kind of stone is this? Can I safely test it with acid?

Found in Wisconsin, top appears black to dark blue, slightly translucent at the edges. Is it safe to use acid to test this material?
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Hollow sound from ground

There is a spot in my parents dirt driveway that produces a hollow thump when stomped on or struck. As far as I can tell, the gravel is only 3 inches overtop a large boulder. The entire area is ...
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Please help me ID this rock

Can you help me identify the type of magic egg in this photo?
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Can anyone help identify this? Or point me in a direction of someone who could

Can anyone help identify? It's crystalline structure is non geometric transparent to light milky (white/purple area) clarity the green color appears gritty and solid like suspended inside the crystal. ...
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Can someone help me to identify this rock?

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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What is this anybody know what this is

Infused heavy multilayer but round
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Peculiar Piece of Petrified wood? Or just another piece

Multiple years ago I found a chunk of petrified wood in my grandmothers yard in Northern Utah, what is unique about it is you can see the transition from rock to wood. But the wood feels like wood, ...
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Help Identify My Rock Please

My daughter found this rock in a field and I am curious to know what exactly it is...please help!! Its like a white color (almost like concrete) but has specks of shiny blue and clear stones in it ...
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Glacial erratic - Granite or Gneiss?

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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How is this crumbly crystal-rich rock formed?

I found this crumbly rock embedded in the channel walls of a small creek in Everett, WA, USA. (North Creek that flows through McCollum Park.) If possible, I'd like to know how the rock formed... what ...
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What is this red rock with crystal white inside?

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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Can anyone help me identify this rock?

This is probably just something really common and boring to most people, but I was intrigued so I thought I might as well ask now I can. When I was in Portugal (I don’t know specifically where we were)...
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Can anyone help me identify these rocks please?

I apologize for any errors in my pictures or writing. My first post. [
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Whats this stone?

Found it couple days ago and it amazes me how smooth the surface is but cant identify it please help me. Found it in north germany near a lake on a trip there.
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Need help identifying this rock

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

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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Help me figure out what this purple rock is

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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Can anyone help me figure out what kind of rock this is?

I was cleaning out my basement and I found this wrapped in a cloth inside a tin case. Does this rock hold value? What is the geological history of it? I'd really appreciate insight on this.
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Could you help me identify these rocks please

Found these whilst walking around Warwickshire please could you help.thanks
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I believe we got this rock in the mountains of Creede Colorado

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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What type of yellow-green stone is this?

It's greenish yellow with white. Got it in a mixed stone package from Amazon. No luster, I'd say a 7 in hardness, it doesn't look homogeneous.
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Unidentified mineral found in France

(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-...
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How does this melted-wax erosion pattern form in sandstone?

How does this kind of erosion pattern that looks like melting wax form in sandstone? Can you describe the kinds of processes and kinds of rocks that are needed for this? I've seen it in Nevada, but ...
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Identify this transparent brown rock

t The rocks are pretty small they are dark brown and comoleyelybsee through.
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Basalt, slag or meteorite?

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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Identification of rock samples

These samples were found unlabelled in a museum shelf. Could someone help me identify them? https://imgur.com/a/LQ4qZ1T
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Identification of rocks

My mother found a lot of unlabeled rocks samples in a museum shelf and has to label them. Unfortunately, both of us know nothing about rocks. Could someone help us in identifying these samples? https:...
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Please help me identify this stone (Look like some kind of quartz, but I'm not sure.)

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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Identifying rocks, minerals

I am sorry to bother you.. before passing away, my grandfather gave me a special box that contained all types of beautiful, colorful rocks and minerals. I am having a hard time identifying them! Could ...
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Strange scar marks on pebble

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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Dark heavy rock

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?

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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Rock / Fossil ID?

Please see link below if anyone can help ID. I think the little claw looking thing is a fossil? The red rock is smooth,Matt in some places and semi glossy on some of the sides. The black rock has ...
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Rock identification ? What kind of it is?

My co-worker had this rock and told me found just behind the store, Big R, and put on the table in the office. Location is Trindad, Colorado.
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Need help to ID rock type

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 kind of round grey rock is this? Is it a fossil of some sort?

Help me identify this rock please and thank you
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Can someone help me to identify this rock/mineral?

This is a small piece of a bigger chunk (about 9kgs). Someone told me it might be meteorite since its heavy for its size and has shiny particles. Others told me it might me an iron ore (magnetite). ...
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Why would CaO be more finely spread than K2O in Granodiorite?

I recently interpreted some XRF data on samples of a granodiorite which were classified under three different types of physical characteristics: very little, mild and significant levels of weathering. ...
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Help identifying rock?

Found in stream, heavy, has a tin of red lines and dark. 1]]2[grey white, rusty ]3. Dark lines n rusty lines. Hard to break off piece ain't magnetic
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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?

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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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.