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Need help to identify white smooth glossy rock.

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Found this rock in Alaska in a small creek. It is very smooth and glossy. About 2 cm in diameter. I back lit it with a flashlight and the light shines through on some places. Could it be an agate?

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asked May 13, 2013 by AnnaRock (140 points)

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Most likely Quartz. Though a hardness test would better identify it.

answered May 20, 2013 by hershel (45,560 points)

I thought quartz too. I don't know much about how to perform a hardness tests, but I'll read up on it. Does rocks like this have any value?

Thank you for replying :)

Anna

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Probably not much value - but its still a cute piece and worthwhile keeping anyways.

answered May 21, 2013 by hershel (45,560 points)

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