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please help identify this mineral!

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Hi, I recently found this mineral in a volcanic rock (we call them 'thundereggs') and I was wondering if you could identify it. Since I can't upload an image, I'll describe it to you as best I can- it is the size and shape of an average pinkie-finger nail, is not very high when you lay it flat, about five millimetres. The top and bottom is quite flat, and it is a medium blue green colour, sort of like the colour of a greeny-blue sea at a seaport. I have a few others, one larger and the rfest smaller. I hope this is descriptive enough.

ps- it is also covered in this sort of chalky rocky stuff I can't get off. If you think the mineral is of any value, can you please give me some tips on cleaning it? Thanks so much =)

asked Apr 2, 2013 by adrienne (280 points)

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Hi, can you describe the locality where it was found? Also why were you unable to upload an image?

answered Apr 3, 2013 by hershel (46,480 points)
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It was found on an extinct volcano, which now has rainforest, about half a metre under the ground. I'll try get an image now-

do you see it?

answered Apr 4, 2013 by adrienne (280 points)
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I dont see any image. Can you try uploading one here to the Q&A forum? Also can you describe the location - i.e. nearest town?

answered Apr 5, 2013 by hershel (46,480 points)
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Mt Tamborine, in the Gold Coast Hinterland, Qld, Aus. It won't let me upload an image from a file- it just come up with some random letters

answered Apr 5, 2013 by adrienne (280 points)

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