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help identifying this stone please...

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I was helping my mother unpack her belongings at her new home. I came across a box with various rocks she'd stored away from when she lived out west USA. I collect stones and fell in awe with the various things I found in her box. I am curious about the stone in these pictures..I took pics at three different angles. She didn't know what the stone was, but I am thinking it may be either rainbow flourite or a type of calcite.. A friend of mine said it may be Petrified wood. either way I am not sure but it's a nice little piece so I left the stone on display on her kitchen window pane :) anyone have any suggestions/ideas on the identification of this stone?? I believe she said she found it somewhere in New Mexico or Nevada. 

Thanks y'all :) 


asked Jun 4, 2016 by Carah (120 points)

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It looks like petrified wood. Google petrified wood and there is a picture which could be your rock. It is possible that it is not but that is a good starting place.

A rock and mineral shop could confirm that. There are others who may have differing opinions.
answered Jun 6, 2016 by Weasel (58,940 points)
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The conchoidal fracture certainly gives the indication of a silica-based mineral, with chalcedony/agate or petrified wood being the most likely options.
answered Jul 24, 2016 by hershel (52,800 points)

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