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I need to know what these stones are and if they have any commerial values.

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I don't know any thing about minerals and i have not seen before those kinds of stones.while I vacationed in eastern Ethiopia in May this year a farmer came to me and asked me if I have any idea what these stones are and whether they have any commercial values. I need to know what these stones are and if they have any commerial values.

Thank you for your time.

asked Jul 11, 2015 by jigjigaawi45 (130 points)

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Green pieces on cloth look like jade but picture is fuzzy. Bottom picture looks like opal. Big green piece might be flourite, purple pieces might be amethyst. Chocolate colored stones are unique to Ethiopia. I see three in the group with the caramel/chocolate coloring.
answered Jul 12, 2015 by Weasel (35,790 points)
edited Jul 13, 2015 by Weasel
Green could also be chrysoprase or even Emerald.
the last pictures are definitely opal. Ethiopia is a big producer of opal.
 


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