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Light tan drusy specimen, is it quartz?

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asked Sep 28, 2016 by MarkyD (600 points)

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Most certainly. It could be quartz. The crystal should be hard enough you will most likely not be able to scratch it.

Druzy stones usually have many crystals embedded on the surface of a rock.
answered Sep 30, 2016 by Weasel (38,360 points)
Thanks Weasel. That was my thought just the color and the granular nature threw me off. It is hard, scratches glass.
It certainly looks like it could be, but it's hard to say with certainty that in fact it is, without a real visual observation or physical testing.

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