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What are these rocks please?

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I am hoping to find shungite and do not know the names of the ones I have collected so far. Someone said to make sure I dont have galena!!

asked Mar 15, 2014 by rockhoundpup (160 points)

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close up of side 2 first rock right side

small round rock had a name posted on the jar but cannot recall.

rock 3 has some brown edging and luster very very heavy was thinking onyx but do not know.... thankyou NEED help

answered Mar 15, 2014 by rockhoundpup (160 points)
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If its very heavy then its not onyx, which is relatively light. Can you scratch it on the back of an unglazed porcelain such as a tile to determine its streak? If the streak is red, then its almost certainly hematite. If the streak color is black, white, gray, or brown then further ID will need to be conducted.

answered Mar 17, 2014 by hershel (51,840 points)

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