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i need help indentifying some stones

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asked Jan 30, 2015 by djonyx2002 (340 points)

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Djonyx2002. Can you provide some background and better photos. For instance, " I found this stone in my backyard in South Carolina near a mine that produces Calcite in a rubble pile. The largest city nearest to the mine is Charleston. Insert any facts about the stone, like it is not magnetic, it floats in water, it is translucent, it is very heavy and so.hard , i can't scratch it with my pocket knife or a piece of quartz. I tested it with some weak acid and it bubbled up on the surface. Then hit the sqare icon that looks like a Photo and follow the prompts to insert a close up photo from your device. The membership will be better able to answer your questions rocks and minerals are difficult to identify even with those facts. We look forward to any input on your specimens.

answered Jan 31, 2015 by Weasel (34,570 points)
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Translucent means you can see light through it when it has a light source behind it. Opaque means you cannot see light through it. Rocks of a known hardness will or won't scratch it. A magnet is attracted to it. Quartz is very hard and it will not mark the rock. It was found outside an amethyst mine in Ontario, Canada. These facts will narrow our search. Thanks again.

answered Jan 31, 2015 by Weasel (34,570 points)
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Above ^ these look like quartz crystals sitting on a conglomerate rock of some kind .

answered Jan 31, 2015 by Weasel (34,570 points)
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my friend found these around her property in lincoln, alabama. she said the dirt in the area is a reddish clay color and dhe thinks maybe it had once been a swamp at one point because she said there are fossils on with the stones. i will post more pictures when she sends them.

answered Feb 1, 2015 by djonyx2002 (340 points)
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Thanks for the additional details. The crystal shape indicates quartz, but please do post some more photos when you get them.

answered Feb 1, 2015 by hershel (46,460 points)

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