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What is this and is it of any value?

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‚ÄčThis stone was found and thought to have some resemblance to some rough diamonds or crystals, can anyone tell me if it is a diamond or crystal of some sort.

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asked Jul 29, 2015 by Watchman (120 points)
edited Jul 31, 2015 by admin

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  1. Watchman, can you please attach a picture. The bottom tool bar, the sixth box and the first icon, looks like a sun and two mountain landscape. That icon will give you a drop down/pop up box which will allow three different ways to attach pictures. Also where it was found, how hard is it, can it be scratched by a mineral of known hardness, does it scratch glass. These are all useful in helping us confirm or help identify things.
answered Jul 30, 2015 by Weasel (38,360 points)
I find it hard to attach the pictures, am I allowed to send it to an email address as an attachment?
Watchman - send it to answers@minerals.net and I will attach them to this post.
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From its shape it appears to be a Quartz crystal that is rounded from being waterworn. Was this found in an alluvial (i.e. streambed) deposit or with sands that could have been from a streambed? Are there others like it?
answered Aug 4, 2015 by hershel (46,480 points)
The area that the photo of the stone was taken from has alot of rivers, so it could be as you say, these is the only one that was shown to me. Does Quartz crystals have any value?
Value is arbitrary and really depends on several factors, including quality, color, formation, and rarity.
 


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