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Non Life Sciences => Geology, Palaeontology & Archaeology => Topic started by: Adann55 on 22/03/2021 12:56:57

Title: Sparkling rock with silver colored flakes
Post by: Adann55 on 22/03/2021 12:56:57


While hiking on the North Shore of Long Island, New York I came across this small stone by noticing shimmering silver colored flakes in bedded in it. Can anyone help in identifying this stone? I hope these photos help. Thanks, 
Title: Re: Sparkling rock with silver colored flakes
Post by: chiralSPO on 22/03/2021 16:12:25
Hard to tell from just the pics, but I'm pretty sure that the silver flakes are mica. The dark crystals could also potentially be garnet (again, it's hard to tell but based on the color, shape, and the other minerals present.)