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Help with identification of a rock

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Hi!

I was given this stone a number of years ago for my birthday and I cannot remember what it is called. I have looked online in various places but cannot name it. Can anyone help?alt text

It is a creamy colour, with darker areas in it that look like there is other rocks inside it (I think it is a conglomerate of some description) It has been polished and was bought in a gem store many years ago. This stone is about 3 inches (7cm) in height and is shaped like an egg. Any help is appreciated Bec

asked Feb 19, 2015 by bec beckett (130 points)

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Definitely interesting. Its one of those stones that are hard to identify just visually. Those clear highlights look like they may be quartz, but i think you'll need some physical tests to better ID this material.

answered Feb 22, 2015 by hershel (47,460 points)

Hi. thanks. I am in australia. Where would i get a kit to test the rock? Cheers Bec

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You are best off going to a mineral show or shop where an expert can help you with this. There are Moh's Hardness kits available online, such as this one: http://www.amazon.com/Deluxe-Hardness-Mineral-Identification-Wooden/dp/B000EGK51E If you do a web search you should be able to find others.

answered Feb 23, 2015 by hershel (47,460 points)
 


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