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Please help me identify this stone!

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I am having an issue, my sister has a stone of some sort that is interesting. Its white in color, but it resembles a peanut in shape. On the surface it has a crackling effect, but if you hold it up to the light it has a core in a orangey-golden color. Can you help me identify this stone since I'm having a problem finding it, thanks!

asked Jun 6, 2015 by QuartzHorse (340 points)

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Can you tell us where it was found, by where I mean a statement like San Francisco at the beach. This will give us some context. It seems to appear very polished like a water worn speciman from a river or tidal action. It also seems to me to be formed from at least two different forms of rock one softer than the other. The softer rock wears away faster than the harder rock giving you the mottled or cracling affect...

Of course it could be a snowflake obsidian, but that is hard enough that erosion would not have a rounded affect like this. For what it's worth, the underlying white rock looks like quartz, a very hard rock, the other mineral or rock appears somewhat softer as it is wearing away. The orange may be imperfections or a yellow quartz. I have hundreds of stained white/yellow quartz from Lake Superior.

It's a cool looking rock, though
answered Jun 8, 2015 by weasel
I don't know where it came from since she found this inside a old house. However I do know its not obsidian since I do understand its opaque. This stone is partially see-through like I said ^^;
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Yes, please provide some additional cues as suggested by weasel. Was it by any chance from Oregon? There is an occurrence in Oregon of similar-patterned agates which are sometimes called "snakeskin agates"
answered Jun 9, 2015 by hershel (46,480 points)

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