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Can anyone help identify this stone slice?

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I have recently inherited this from a grandparent, and have no idea of what it is, its worth etc. I imagine it will suffice to be ornamental, but would like to verify just in case!

It's about 14 cm across, 19 high, and 3.5 cm thick.

Thanks in advance :)

asked Jul 23, 2015 by chucksbikeorama (160 points)

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Agate in a geode, there are also other minerals.
answered Jul 23, 2015 by Weasel (52,070 points)
Most likely crystal quartz
Not definitive but I have a similar stone 25 dollars in Houghton, Michigan rock shop.
Thanks again Weasel, didn't think it'd be worth a great deal – your input is much appreciated though!
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Wonderful, thanks Weasel :)

Any idea of value, if any?
answered Jul 23, 2015 by chucksbikeorama (160 points)
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It looks like agate from Brazil. If you want to sell it, you will get very little money - check on eBay for example. If I were you, I would rather keep it as a memory of grandparents.
answered Aug 4, 2015 by Birthstones.eu (1,600 points)

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