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Offline iamwhiteman

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Please Help Identify rocks
« on: 22/12/2014 02:31:10 »
Hello,
I received 5 minerals/rocks as a gift, i would greatly appreciate it if you guys could help identify them.
1) Bright blue-baby blue
2) Dark purple/blue
3) Bright Green
4)Black  looking, rainbow reflection.
5) hard to describe, possibly fossils?
Thank you


 

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Re: Please Help Identify rocks
« Reply #1 on: 22/12/2014 02:31:51 »
More pictures
 

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Re: Please Help Identify rocks
« Reply #2 on: 22/12/2014 05:37:45 »
"Rainbow reflection" mineral possibly "Labradorite" ...


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labradorite [on right]

Also see labradorescence , ( no it's not the odour of a Labrador dog :).

The centre of IMG_1605 looks like a geode.
« Last Edit: 22/12/2014 05:56:55 by RD »
 

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Re: Please Help Identify rocks
« Reply #3 on: 22/12/2014 21:24:12 »
RD: You seem correct on those two, thanks for help.
Anyone else got a idea on the other 3
 

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Re: Please Help Identify rocks
« Reply #4 on: 23/12/2014 01:07:35 »
Green Fluorite ? ..

It's just a guess.  Maybe get a second opinion from a forum dedicated to minerals , e.g.  http://www.mindat.org/forum.php
 

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Re: Please Help Identify rocks
« Reply #5 on: 23/12/2014 18:58:10 »
1605 looks like a quartz geode flanked by a couple of bits of flint.  Hardness test should confirm this.
 

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Re: Please Help Identify rocks
« Reply #6 on: 23/12/2014 19:10:35 »
Just a first guess; but what about sodalite for 1592?
 

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