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Identifying Childhood Collection

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I'm trying to identify the last (12) minerals/gemstones from a collection I've had since childhood. Can anyone help out? If any of these seem obvious, I've already id'd about 30 others and my eyes aren't being helpful anymore :)

The first two images below are the same-- just from different angles to show off the metallic inside.

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asked Apr 8, 2013 by sr4136 (160 points)

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Ok, here is my take on what they are: 1 and 2 are hard to tell from the picture - probably some sort of quartz or feldspar. 3 looks like a deep colored amazonite 4 is a plain polished rock 5 is a quartz cluster coated with a synthetic film 6 looks like a dull-colored sodalite 7 is snowflake obsidian 8 is probably jasper 9 is a quartz pebble, possibly a cape may "diamond" 10 looks like a dark aventurine or plasma quartz 11 is probably jade or a dark green chalcedony 12 is pyrite in a quartz matrix 13 looks like a mica schist

answered Apr 9, 2013 by hershel (44,400 points)
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Thank you so much, hershel, I checked out all of that and they all appear to be what you said! Perfect :)

answered Apr 9, 2013 by sr4136 (160 points)

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