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« on: 19/04/2009 15:42:30 »
WELCOME HOME, BASS! Whattisthis?


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« Reply #1 on: 19/04/2009 18:54:02 »
whoops...didnt see that is said "Bass" specifically...but I DO know what it is!

hehehe
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« Reply #2 on: 19/04/2009 21:56:54 »
Yes, you cheated and called me with a list of minerals a mile ling, asked me "is it this," "is it this."

You finally gave up and begged me to tell you so I did. If you post the answer - your banned.

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« Reply #3 on: 19/04/2009 22:49:04 »
Is this pyrite?

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« Reply #4 on: 19/04/2009 23:05:23 »
I merely stated ONE mineral! And it wasnt that one.  I wont even name the mineral that the picture ISNT just to keep you happy.  [:P]
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« Reply #5 on: 20/04/2009 01:35:56 »
I merely stated ONE mineral! And it wasnt that one.  I wont even name the mineral that the picture ISNT just to keep you happy.  [:P]

At least you know your place - oh, and FOG - wasn't is the correct way to spell this.
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« Reply #6 on: 20/04/2009 03:42:01 »
At least you know your place - oh, and FOG - wasn't is the correct way to spell this.

The picture WASNT the mineral in question when I posted this reply, and to this very second it still ISNT.  I think isn't is better suited  [;D]
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« Reply #7 on: 20/04/2009 04:01:04 »
What on Earth are you two talking about?

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« Reply #8 on: 20/04/2009 04:06:37 »
A D- in calculus is coming up.

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We were speaking first about a telephone conversation we had about 1:30 PM our time. (We have the misfortune of living in the same city so he comes over all the time for food. He is just a poor student - monetarily and otherwise.) We have since deteriorated into utter madness. Is that why you dropped by?
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« Reply #9 on: 20/04/2009 04:08:27 »
Okay, I see how the story goes now. He comes to your house everyday? [:D]
He must be mad! And what's this calculus business?

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« Reply #10 on: 20/04/2009 04:13:01 »
is it asbestos?

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« Reply #11 on: 20/04/2009 17:14:54 »
No, sorry, it isn't Karen.
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« Reply #12 on: 20/04/2009 17:28:45 »
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He must be mad! And what's this calculus business?

Not mad...apparently Im just a mental masochist.  Plus, JimBob is actually a very lovable guy (and a good cook)...though he would never let you know that here.

Contrary to the ravings of a certified loon, I am actually a pretty damned good student.  BUT...I have developed a love/hate relationship with my calculus book.  And btw, oh acerbic one...a D is not imminent.  I could very well end up with a B after the curve, depending on how I handle these last two exams (and how much time I waste defending my honor on the forum!)  [:)]

Back to calculus *ugh*
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« Reply #13 on: 21/04/2009 01:00:01 »
So it's not pyrite then?

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« Reply #14 on: 21/04/2009 01:45:45 »
So it's not pyrite then?

No, 'tis not.
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« Reply #15 on: 21/04/2009 01:48:24 »
Is it Galena?

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« Reply #16 on: 21/04/2009 02:20:28 »
No, that is a silvery crystal and square, i.e., cubic crystal system.
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« Reply #17 on: 21/04/2009 02:26:02 »
What crystal system is it?

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« Reply #18 on: 21/04/2009 03:23:58 »
.... i.e., cubic crystal system.

Do you read and comprehend at the same time? Or is this just your explosive wit, C4?
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« Reply #19 on: 21/04/2009 03:27:15 »
Did you mean: that (galena) is a silvery crystal and square, i.e., cubic crystal system?
Or: that (the thing in the first post) is a silvery crystal and square, i.e., cubic crystal system.

What I wanted to know was: What is the crystal system for that (the thing in the first post)?

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« Reply #20 on: 21/04/2009 04:11:21 »
Cubic system for galina. The given crystal is not (I just love being sarcastic)
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« Reply #21 on: 21/04/2009 04:13:00 »
What is it then?

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And I thought you said Bass is home, where is he?!?!

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« Reply #22 on: 21/04/2009 04:15:38 »
He gets a guess or two - besides I asked the question. I really do not want to give it away to Bass.

He is probably resting with his wife. He hasn't been home for two weeks!!
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« Reply #23 on: 21/04/2009 04:54:14 »
No hold on! The man of the moment is here!

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« Reply #24 on: 21/04/2009 18:00:15 »
Hey Y'all--

Long(ish) time lurker.... 1st time poster :)

Okay now, noting that my rock and mineral identification skills are pretty rudimentary (I am a would-be lapidary and collector of rocks 'n' stuff, not a geologist) - I have been flipping through field guides lately though. I will still hazard a guess based on the photo and minimal detail given.

Also... fwiw, is there any way to get a sense of scale on that photo?

In any case, is the displayed mineral _manganite_?

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« Reply #25 on: 21/04/2009 21:24:17 »
Nope, sorry.
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« Reply #26 on: 23/04/2009 04:47:20 »
Is it smoky quartz?

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« Reply #27 on: 23/04/2009 05:25:49 »
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« Reply #28 on: 23/04/2009 05:53:39 »
Arsenopyrite?
What is the location?

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« Reply #29 on: 23/04/2009 15:06:28 »
Beryl?

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« Reply #30 on: 23/04/2009 17:57:33 »
Okay, Yall:

One more try.....

Is this possibly the not-so-frequently-seen crystaline form of Gold?

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« Reply #31 on: 23/04/2009 19:04:15 »
Okay, Yall:

One more try.....

Is this possibly the not-so-frequently-seen crystaline form of Gold?

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VERY possible.

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« Reply #32 on: 24/04/2009 00:59:32 »
Gold eh?

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« Reply #33 on: 24/04/2009 01:31:04 »
White gold?

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« Reply #34 on: 24/04/2009 02:00:03 »
Is it Nagyágite?!

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« Reply #35 on: 24/04/2009 02:44:52 »
Is it Nagyágite?!

No - you need to be simple!

Oh, you already are, aren't you? [B)]
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« Reply #36 on: 24/04/2009 02:46:52 »
Is it wire gold?

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« Reply #37 on: 24/04/2009 02:55:10 »
CALAVERITE!

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« Reply #38 on: 24/04/2009 03:12:07 »
The rest of you can stop - C4 actually GUESSED it !!
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« Reply #39 on: 24/04/2009 03:15:12 »
Thank you, thank you for your kind words. [:)]

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« Reply #40 on: 24/04/2009 03:19:19 »
It is my pleasure, kind sir.
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« Reply #41 on: 24/04/2009 03:35:30 »
Bang! Zoom!

I wouldn't'a thunk it, but C4 picked it right out.  Following on C4's info and a bit of scratching, we come up with this:

http://www.mindat.org/min-852.html

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« Reply #42 on: 24/04/2009 03:44:45 »
So that's where you got it from!

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« Reply #43 on: 24/04/2009 03:54:42 »
WHAT? You think I am rich enough to own a specimen like that? OR luck enough to find it?

I can't even find the front door of my house!

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« Reply #44 on: 24/04/2009 23:50:06 »
stumbles into thread, dazed look, falls flat on face

WAIT- I know this one!  CALAVERITE

oh- somebody else already got it [:-'(]

actually, my first guess would have been CUBANITE

then I would have guessed one of the tellurides...
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I think its stated ONE mineral! And i don't know anyother thiing to say