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I found this rock when I was walking and don't know what it is so someone please tell me what kind of rock this is

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asked May 30, 2017 by pcsel111 (120 points)

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You don't say where you found it. It could be copper. It could be malachite. It could even be turquoise. I am going to go with copper that has oxidized somewhat. Copper is only slightly magnetic, so if your sample is not magnetic, that would be one clue. Both turquoise and malachite are copper minerals.
answered May 31, 2017 by Weasel (58,980 points)
I am also thinking malachite.
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Please post better pictures. The picture is very blurry.
answered Jun 21, 2017 by hershel (52,820 points)
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Based on the patterns, looks like malachite. Some better pics would be better.
answered Aug 4, 2018 by linkisnotzelda (5,390 points)