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alt textI found this rock. Can anyone tell me what type of mineral it is?? Thanks

asked Apr 4, 2013 by Snow_4 (160 points)

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Thats a very strong green color! Assuming its natural and not grown, my closest bet would be fluorite. Where did you find it? Were there others like it?

answered Apr 5, 2013 by hershel (51,320 points)

Well I live in Chicago, & I found it while I was walking my dog outside but no there were no more sadly. I don't really know what to do with this rock . Do you have any suggestions ? Would it be worth keeping .

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Also, adding on to my comment, I wanted to know whether or not this mineral is commonly found in the US/ Illinois ? Thanks for the help!

answered Apr 5, 2013 by Snow_4 (160 points)
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There aren't that many minerals found around Chicago, although southern Illinois has the best fluorites in the country. However, they don't really occur in that color. Assuming it is fluorite and natural, it was probably dropped by someone. Was it in a park?

answered Apr 7, 2013 by hershel (51,320 points)

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