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how do i go about finding out what kind of minerals i have found?

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I live in a small town, which at one time mined copper. The mine closed in 1983 I recently purchased a home and in my front yard I was digging and found some rock. After cleaning it up I noticed different colors. Parts of it look gold, silver and copper.  Where can I go to check this?
asked Aug 6, 2016 by Lcdelrosario (120 points)

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A lapidary will be able to help. A local university should have a geology professor. I take mne to mineral shows, check the internet for the next one near you. Finally, find a rock and mineral store. They might be able to help. OR, you could post a picture here. Tell us what you know about it and we'll do our best.
answered Aug 7, 2016 by Weasel (58,940 points)
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Definitely post some pictures so we can take a look and try to help. Please also try to provide the name of the nearby mine so we can identify the mode of occurrence for that area.
answered Sep 18, 2016 by hershel (52,800 points)