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Is this turquoise? PLEASE help identify what this is!

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I live in Central Texas on the Pedernales River. After all our rain here, a lot of the ground dirt was washed away on our property, leaving this exposed in one small area on our property. I know very little about rocks and minerals and would very much appreciate any insight available. I'd say density is at a 5 or 6, if I had to guess. It's not nearly as "hard" as the rest of the rocks around here. 

 

 

asked Jul 6, 2015 by Jallanxo (120 points)
edited Jul 6, 2015 by Jallanxo

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It doesn't look like turquoise, but giving us some background may help us determine what it is. Where it was found, how hard it is, etc.
answered Jul 6, 2015 by Weasel (38,360 points)
I live in Central Texas on the Pedernales River. After all our rain here, a lot of the ground dirt was washed away on our property, leaving this exposed in one small area on our property. I know very little about rocks and minerals and would very much appreciate any insight available. I'd say density is at a 5 or 6, if I had to guess. It's not nearly as "hard" as the rest of the rocks around here
Let me know what else I can answer to help determine, please! I haven't tried to clean or anything yet, these photos were right out of the dirt. If not turquoise, any clue what it could be? Thanks for your time!
Copper, for some reason the flecks look like copper.
Copper, for some reason the flecks look like copper. Also, chrysocolla which is found near copper...I am no authority but it seems like a possibility.
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The color looks more like chrysocolla rather than turquoise. But that's unusual for Texas. Do you know its streak? It's definitely interesting material and worthwhile investigating further. If you would like me to analyze it by sending me a sample, you can use the form at http://www.minerals.net/Contact.aspx and I'll give you my mailing info.
answered Jul 10, 2015 by hershel (46,480 points)
I'm not sure what you're asking by its streak, I'm not very knowledgable with this stuff! I completed the contact form and would love for you to analyze! Thank you so much for your time!
You know I thought so, too, until I checked the Texas website for minerals and saw copper, there.
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No, it is not Tarquoise.
answered Aug 7, 2015 by Sami (180 points)

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