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Can You Help Identifying This.. Rock?
« on: 25/02/2015 19:40:55 »
My husband and I live in New Mexico. Last weekend, we were out off-roading. When we see something of interest, we usually stop and examine it.

We found this. It's tiny. About the size of a penny.




Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.  8)
« Last Edit: 02/03/2015 16:56:33 by Georgia »


 

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Re: Need Help Identifying This.. Rock?
« Reply #1 on: 27/02/2015 02:13:38 »
Some sort of mold.  Can you scratch the brown rock with a knife?
 

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Re: Need Help Identifying This.. Rock?
« Reply #2 on: 27/02/2015 02:31:31 »
Thank you for your reply.

I scratched it with a knife and it appeared more red.  I took a pic:
 

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Re: Need Help Identifying This.. Rock?
« Reply #3 on: 27/02/2015 21:38:04 »
Haematite????
 

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Re: Need Help Identifying This.. Rock?
« Reply #4 on: 27/02/2015 23:22:13 »
My guess is hematite (iron oxide) as well.  I assume it's not magnetic.
 

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