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Help needed to identify black/peacock mineral please

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I hope someone can help me please. I saw this beautiful mineral as a display piece in a gift shop, the owner kindly let me take a photo & said she thought it was fluorite but wasn't sure. I can't find anything like it on the internet :0(. It's black with reflective blues & greens like peacock or petrol colours on.

Thanks for reading & hoping someone can identify it - thanks!

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asked Feb 1, 2012 by julesvan (160 points)

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It looks like a synthetic possibly glass material. It does not look to be fluorite.

answered Feb 2, 2012 by canoefire (380 points)
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This is carborundum. Man made substance a by product.

answered Apr 12, 2012 by jacko (1,060 points)
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Thanks Jacko, I just Googled it to check & you're spot on :0) you're a star!

answered Apr 17, 2012 by julesvan (160 points)

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