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Is this Fuchsite?

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I'm not quite sure if it is or not. I'll admit it's hard to tell with this photo but it is shimmery for the most part. I am debating that it could either be Fuchsite or Green Quartz. I just don't think Green Quartz would be as shiny as this piece is.

*The second collage I included is Fuchsite (at least I'm almost certain it is) for comparison.

Photo update - Sept. 20:

Here are some closer photos of the rocks. The first two photos below are of the rock shown in the first picture above. The third photo below refers to the piece in the second photo above.

asked Aug 14, 2016 by JohnBagel (1,010 points)
edited Sep 21, 2016 by JohnBagel

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Definitely possible. Not all green micaceous material would be classified as fuchsite, but much of it would be. Does it have a micaceous surface that is somewhat "peelable"?
answered Sep 18, 2016 by hershel (47,740 points)
I guess I'm not sure what exactly "peelable" might be. The second image is very sparkly, like glitter all over the rock. The first one has two different things. One side, shown, is shimmery all over. The back side is more "glittery" in small specs all over. But not as glittery as the bottom piece. That makes me think the two are different. I'd bet the second one is fuchsite, still lost on the first one.
The "glittery" description you are mention are usually caused from flakes of mica. These mica flakes are often flexible and can be bent or peeled (unless they are in very small pieces where this is more difficult.) The first picture doesn't show the mica effect well, perhaps indeed it is something else. Can you take a better close-up?
Sure I can take a photo closer up. How can I show it to you? I don't know if I'd be able to add more pictures once this question has been posted.
I believe you can edit your original post. Look for a small edit link while you are logged in, and then you should be able to post more photos.
You are correct. I only thought that because I had tried to edit a question in the past by trying to add photos and I wasn't able to. But at least I can now. I have added three more pictures, hopefully they are close enough to help.

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