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Identify this shiny stone.

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Specific gravity if about 3.45, can easily scratch quartz. It has a shiny surface and is nearly 7 carat. If its precious what could be its value. Just a guess is enough. 

asked Jun 10 by Gopillm (810 points)

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impurities, clarity, there are just too many variables to make an evaluation on value. These two charts should help you identify your gems. Anything harder than quartz will scratch quartz, even other quartzes. My guess at this one might be garnet.

https://www.gemselect.com/gem-info/gem-hardness-info.php

https://www.gemselect.com/gem-info/specific-gravity.php
answered Jun 18 by Weasel (51,230 points)

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