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Help identify this thrift store find

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Posting this for Dean, who ha trouble with the upload.

Thrift store find. $10.00. 5 1/2" Long x 3 1/2" Wide. 26 oz or 760 grams. I believe it to be volcanic, for two reasons. 1) Unpolished glass-like quality of the finish. 2) Heat holes. I'm guessing that the white is Quartz, but that is just a guess. This piece was a show piece before my purchase. I pulled some pieces of Silicone off of it, previously used in mounting. If this is a piece you would like to show on your website, let me know and I will make sure you have some good digital prints.

That's about all I got. I'm fairly sure its just something cool, not necessarily high value, I've been playing around with rocks for 45 years, and I haven't seen this type before. I also couldn't find anything like it in a Bing Image search.

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asked Jan 11, 2015 by yohaas (1,030 points)

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That looks more glossy than typical agate jasper/agate, and the red color is a bit more intense. It could be a jasper glossed with a laquer. Any way of ascertaining its hardness?

answered Jan 14, 2015 by hershel (47,460 points)
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You know Fordite comes to mind. Any info on where you bought it might give us a slight indication where this came from...like a thrift store in Columbus, Ohio, for instance.

answered Jan 15, 2015 by Weasel (39,240 points)
 


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