Sigi, It's a round green rock with a nice shine! I'm sorry, I guess there's a smart A in every bunch. I guess it was my turn today. Only a guess, but I would say it is some slight varation of chrysophras. Kinda gemmy lookin! pretty cab though..........gr
Post by FrogAndBearCreations on Apr 19, 2011 12:12:52 GMT -5
sounds like a dubbed name by who ever sales the rough.
I have purchased stone rough that is sold under names that are not its true ID. It takes some digging to find out the true name of the stone
of the stuff I have purchases under other than what it really is:
Piccasso jasper - really a marble Zebra jasper - really a marble Cotton candy serpentine - none/no pictures exists for this stuff purchased from a friend in New Mexico who went out rock hounding and brought it back and sold it as cotton candy serpentine Vista onyx - from Mexico but maybe not really onyx at all but some sort of mix of onyx travertine
there are lots of others too numerous to get started on
Some gemological data's: density: 2,66 g/cm³ RI (Spot): 1,545 Chelsea-filter: reddish dark brown, strong hardness:~6,5-7,0 pleochroism: grayish green/yellowish green, very strong inclusions: little pyrite
mr.mohs: rockpickerforever yes I do -a refurbished Franton called- Welcome to the Machine- from BeefRock
Sept 26, 2014 21:42:52 GMT -5
broseph82: Going to be up early tomorrow for some more hounding!!
Sept 28, 2014 21:02:09 GMT -5
dale: Hi I'm new, hope this is the right place to ask a question. I want smooth (no rough or sharp edges) pea gravel about 3/8" max., natural untreated stone, don't care about polish or look, just need the smooth stones. Could I buy stones or tumble them?
Sept 29, 2014 8:03:56 GMT -5
Fossilman: The Dollar Stores amd Michaels carry such a thing...Thumbs up
Sept 29, 2014 8:19:05 GMT -5
Fossilman: YAAAAAAA!!!! Headed out to a new "Rock Store" called "Al's"...Heck I might come home with some goodies..
Sept 29, 2014 8:19:54 GMT -5