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Please help me identify this Crystal Specimen

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asked Aug 14 by Auricpackrat (140 points)

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Where did you get it, to start with? Could you list more traits of this mineral as well? I would be happy to help, but need as much information as possible to do so... :)
answered Aug 16 by linkisnotzelda (2,180 points)
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Can't be certain but it might be calcite. May have pyrite (the darker crystals). Pyrite would be magnetic. Calcite and dolomite are formed from limestone. Vinegar might cause it to bubble if it is limestone.
answered Aug 17 by Weasel (53,070 points)
It is always more fun to be part of the identifying process.
The metallic looking crystals are not magnetic. Vinegar does not make it bubble. I bought this at a rock shop many years ago, and have forgotten what is called! Thanks for your help. If you think of anything else, please let me  know! Thanks!
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Looks as an ice cream
answered Aug 17 by leonreynolds (380 points)

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