• 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

Does anybody have a guess what any/all of these rocks may be?

0 votes

Again, I received these as a gift so I do not have any background information on them. My relative who gave me these lives in the Las Vegas area so these could have come from around there or elsewhere in Nevada, possibly even California or anywhere in that region. I honestly don't even really have a guess for any of them. I did notice how the inside of the white rock on the left had a similar "look" to that of selenite but I'm almost positive that it isn't. It was the cut and the lines typical of a piece of selenite that made me assume that. Thank you in advance.

asked Aug 30, 2016 by JohnBagel (1,000 points)

1 Answer

+1 vote
Its hard to tell from those pictures - see if you can take some better shots and some closeups. Also is there any way you could test the streak or hardness?
answered Sep 18, 2016 by hershel (46,460 points)
I could try to test them for streak and hardness. I had also asked about the rock in bottom picture, someone suggested it could be talc or possibly quartz (but unlikely).

Related questions

0 votes
1 answer
asked Jun 29, 2016 by Cookiebear (170 points)
0 votes
1 answer
 


...