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 Post subject: Green and white stone
PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:00 pm 
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Hello everybody
I wanted to know the nature of this stone
thank you in advance


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 Post subject: Re: Green and white stone
PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:18 pm 
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Looks like it could be a fake-up.


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 Post subject: Re: Green and white stone
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I would like to see a view down of the top, to see a different axis view of the green formations.

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 Post subject: Re: Green and white stone
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Barbra Voltaire, FGG wrote:
Looks like it could be a fake-up.

I'm with you, Barbra. The green color looks wrong.


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It would be nice to see a top view that shows the XTL shape.


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 Post subject: Re: Green and white stone
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dchallener wrote:
Barbra Voltaire, FGG wrote:
Looks like it could be a fake-up.

I'm with you, Barbra. The green color looks wrong.

Seconded for me as well.

1bwana1 wrote:
It would be nice to see a top view that shows the XTL shape.

Based on this picture alone it looks like the crystals might be hexagonally shaped so my guess is that someone is trying to make a piece of quartz look like it has some emeralds in it.

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 Post subject: Re: Green and white stone
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S. Rautiainen wrote:
dchallener wrote:
Barbra Voltaire, FGG wrote:
Looks like it could be a fake-up.

I'm with you, Barbra. The green color looks wrong.

Seconded for me as well.

1bwana1 wrote:
It would be nice to see a top view that shows the XTL shape.

Based on this picture alone it looks like the crystals might be hexagonally shaped so my guess is that someone is trying to make a piece of quartz look like it has some emeralds in it.



Yes, that is why I wanted to see the top view. Dyed Quartz XTLs embedded in calcite is a common way to simulate Emerald. Some go as far as mixing mica in Mica clusters for added effect. Many have been defrauded this way. Even way out in the bush in Emerald producing areas.


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 Post subject: Re: Green and white stone
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Hence all the reasons gemology by image is an assumption or very qualified, experienced guess. OP need more views?

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