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need help identifying a stone-look like jade

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some stones are found, look like jade. what properties or tests can be done on them to identify? Appriciated your help

asked May 23, 2013 by Bahar (200 points)

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Can you post a picture and also mention the locality where it was found? Once that is established we can further identify other properties like streak and hardness.

answered May 24, 2013 by hershel (47,740 points)
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they are found in South-East of Iran. I can not upload the pics, error. Please Guide me

answered May 25, 2013 by Bahar (200 points)
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answered May 25, 2013 by Bahar (200 points)
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It definitely does look like Jade - perhaps nephrite. Can you test the hardness?

answered May 29, 2013 by hershel (47,740 points)
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my guess is Serpentine

answered Jun 1, 2013 by Lori (200 points)
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Yes, serpentine is also a possibility. Does it have the typical greasy feel of serpentine?

answered Jun 4, 2013 by hershel (47,740 points)

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