• Register


Information for users from the old Q&A site
If you have an account from our old Q&A site, your account was transferred over, but you need to reset your password and confirm your email address.
Reset Password here
Confirm Email here

1,721 questions

3,047 answers

782 comments

7,251 users

What the heck was in my gemstone grab bag?!

0 votes
So, yesterday, I went to a local amusement park with a mining museum and exhibit. As per my tradition, I purchased two gem grab bags (I wanted to splurge, so I got two instead of one). Also because someone gave me a birthday card with some cash in it, so I immediately decided- YAY PRETTY ROCKS!!!! because I'm apparently a 5 year old in a soon-to-be-24-year-old's body. Anywho:

I had no problems whatsoever identifying about 3/4 of the stones I got (I'll get pictures of the other troublemakers soon.). But because a) the pictures on the "guide sheet" they give you with your grab bags are mediocre at best (and tiny!) and b) the descriptions were either vague color mentions or "this stone's name derives from X" and c) they added many new types to the bags since I've been going, understandably, I ran into some troubles.

This particular stone has me wondering though! I'm really intrigued by it for many reasons.

- I'm IN LOVE with that olive green!

- That "ice on a window" pattern is fabulous

- That little cut/breakaway with the itty bitty adorable points is just precious.

But I have no idea what it is. It's similar to the rough serpentine I got in color, but that's it, so I'm kind of doubtful it's serpentine? Anywho:

Color : Olive Green

Opacity: Opaque (even the crystal points inside are opaque)

This link is a video of the stone in my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BI_n6xADCrR/

Thanks in advance to anyone who has a clue about this one!
asked Aug 12, 2016 by Antleraptor (120 points)

1 Answer

0 votes
It is difficult to tell from that instagram video alone. The problem with grab bags is that they throw stuff in there and don't give you much information. Perhaps if you had a locality or some more definitive names supplied it would be more identifiable. My suggestion would be to go to a local mineral show if you can find one in your area, and see if you can find an expert there who may be able to visually identify it for you or run some tests for you.
answered Sep 18, 2016 by hershel (46,460 points)
 


...