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This stone (Unakite Base?) has too many charateristics for me to identify- help?

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I am going to inundate you with 6 pictures of the stone. I don't know where it is from or any details.  Help?


asked Oct 23, 2015 by Dizzard (830 points)
retagged Oct 25, 2015 by Dizzard

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Looks like a jasper! The clear host rock could be a micro crystalline quartz. The rocks inside of that are a mystery. Definitely appears to be a conglomerate of sorts. A mixed bunch of stone that formed one rock.
answered Oct 26, 2015 by Weasel (58,980 points)
Do I name this Jasper with stuff? I mean that seriously. I put a system in for when 1 gets identified, I go to the list find the category (Jasper agate feldspar etc) add the name with a corresponding number. As I find more (if any) I find the number and add to that drawer. I have a web album with each comparison stone in case I get confused (imagine that!)
All this is to explain that I really am trying but I am still not able to fully determine banded agate.  I go to my books and on line, and I think Ok I got it then I read;

SIDE NOTE: Examples of Macrocrystalline Quartz are clear quartz, Smokey Quartz, Amethyst, Citrine which form in a singular point or clusters. These types of quartz tend to be translucent and neither Jaspers nor Agates fall under this category of Quartz."

Boom! Holy Rocks Batman! So I am going to impose on you hopefully only 1 more time  (about agates)- will you look at my next q/photo- it is like the  previous blue geode (unfortunately no the other half ) not polished, about the same but the rough is different. The good news is I identified the weirdest "stone" ever Fordite or Detroitite! I think it is synthetic because there are not enough layers of different colors but read that some specialty colors had their own line and the paint was not mixed with any others -  who knows? I don't care it is beautiful! 8 months. Want a photo?

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