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 Post subject: Help identifying
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:36 pm 
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Hello Everyone!

I recently found this piece and wondered if anyone could help to identify it? It has a tiny flicker of blue In it too.

The piece was found in the highlands of Scotland.

Apologise for the poor video quality, I have more pictures if needed. Any help would be much appreciated

Thanks in advance
Kerry :)


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 Post subject: Re: Help identifying
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Hi and Welcome.
I've moved your post to a more appropriate category.


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From what I see in that picture it looks a lot like the quartz that I have in my area as well. That said, I would need more pictures to be sure.


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Hi Kerry.
Try a hardness test and report back.
Are you in the Highlands as well?


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The main stone is certainly quartz. The blue could be fracture fire.


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Modestly , I would say Calcite...

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From what we can see in the image, which is never enough, I am with David on the Quartz call. Typical waxy luster and fracture patterns.

With Calcite I expect to see evidence of cleavage in the stone.


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