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Can somebody identify the names of these stones?

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I found them in my backyard scattered in different places a couple of years ago I'd say about around 1 foot deep. I have large pickle jar full of stones that I would say are pretty common, but these 3 stuck out the most and are different than the others. Can somebody identify them for me? I live in central NJ if that helps. Thanks!

PS- just a side not for the first one: I own a clear quartz and rose quartz crystal and the feel and hardness of those are a little different than the crystal in the first picture. This one kind of feels lighter/less dense and maybe a tad bit softer too. Definitely not as hard as quartz.

asked Aug 6, 2016 by rushlover07 (120 points)

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I would hazard a guess the third one is jasper.
answered Aug 7, 2016 by Weasel (52,110 points)
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First one looks like it could be either a rough piece of aquamarine, or perhaps even more likely glass. Central Jersey has few mineral occurrences so it's likely these were not placed here naturally.
answered Sep 18, 2016 by hershel (49,750 points)
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Second one may be hawk eye. I, too, believe the third could be jasper.
answered Mar 5 by mandua (650 points)
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