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Need help with Christmas Gift . . . !

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Thanks in advance for any help you can provide...

I purchased this item at a recent auction. I plan on giving it to my Grandfather for Christmas, so I hope to identify what it is so I can let him know. I'm attaching four pictures (two more recent pictures, more up close). If you have any idea of what it is, please let me know!

 

Breluv............<><

 

 

 

 

 

asked Oct 28, 2018 by Breluv (130 points)
edited Oct 31, 2018 by Breluv

4 Answers

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Could you possibly submit different pictures with a little better resolution.i cannot see the crystal formation well enough. The green and white ones on initial examination are close to prehnite and calcite. A drop of vinegar would react with calcite. It would bubble.
answered Oct 29, 2018 by Weasel (58,160 points)
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The only thing I've seen with a crystal structure like that is a gypsum rose, which is my best guess
answered Nov 6, 2018 by linkisnotzelda (5,360 points)
Awesome - Thank you much
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I second linkisnotzelda - these are gypsum "roses".
answered Jun 6 by hershel (51,840 points)
Thank you much : )
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It's a dessert rose
answered Jun 8 by Lal_the_Garnet (340 points)
 


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