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can you help me identify this?

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trying to get some help in possibly identifying this rock/mineral. i am an avid prospector (mainly metal detecting and dredging) and one day while working a quartz vein i ran across an internal pocket in the quartz, i cleaned it ou and imbedded in the side of the pocket wall was this. it is pretty heavy for its size ( about 60 grams), and looks like its made up of thousands of layers. the colors are gorgeous. its non-reactive to red fuming nitric acid. does look to have almost microscopic spiderwebs of possibly gold in it ( cant really see them without looking thru a loupe). light will not show thru it. i have never seen anything like it. maybe some of the experts can help me ID it once and for all.


asked Sep 3, 2015 by Bushman (240 points)

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nitric acid with the exception of platinum metals and gold all metals dissolve,is this gold-on my opinion.foto condones pyrite.Can you measure the specific gravity,it turns out we
answered Sep 3, 2015 by dodi71 (330 points)
It looks like Jasper
yes it kinda does look like Jasper but i dont know....im not much of a geologist . i kind of looks like a couple of the pictures of Jasper ive seen online, but dosnt look like the majority. also, will jasper form as its own crystals inside and on he wall of  an iron filled quartz pocket?..i know ive taken it to a couple of rock and gem shows and some of the "experts" that looked at it could not identify it......
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I clearly see layers that may indicate mica. Are you able to peel the layers of this mineral in parallel sheets?
answered Sep 20, 2015 by hershel (52,800 points)
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I believe it is Garnet, hope this helps :P
answered Sep 22, 2015 by BurritoBarrett (340 points)
dont think its garnet either. i have several large raw garnets and they are completely different looking.
trust me, its very bazzar. ive had several rock and gem experts examine it, and none of them have been able to identify it.

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