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What are these minerals?

 
 
miadora
 
Reply Tue 28 Jun, 2016 08:04 am
It doesn't seem like I can put a picture in here, so I'll just try to explain.
I've been collecting something that I frankly don't know what is. I collect two types of mineral that are common to find inside rocks. One is very small, black and usually has a nice shape. Some of them look like they're a very dark red. The other one is a bit bigger, dark red, and doesn't really have a certain shape. It is also a bit easier to crush than the small black ones. The second one is easier to find than the first one.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jun, 2016 08:19 am
@miadora,
that could mean lots of minerals. By "Shape" do you mean crystals?
If thats the case then the first mineral tht comes to mind is pyrope, almandite or spessertine GARNETS.
miadora
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jun, 2016 08:35 am
@farmerman,
Thanks for answering! They look like amandite and some look like spessertine garnets Smile
I am aware that a lot of minerals may fit my description, but these are very common and easy to find, especially the second one.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jun, 2016 09:53 am
@miadora,
To include a photo, just upload your photo to any of the usual Internet Photo sites and then provide us a link to it.
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miadora
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jun, 2016 11:21 am
@miadora,
http://www.scienceforums.net/topic/96038-what-minerals-are-these/ I asked in a different forum where I could add pics
rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jun, 2016 12:37 pm
@miadora,
They look like Garnets to me. But it's hard to say from the photo's.
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jun, 2016 12:41 pm
@rosborne979,
yeh. The ones on the left are PYROPE garnets. (they are all rolled and dont have much in the way of Xl faces). They are probably taken out ofmica schist?

The ones on the right look more like staurolite (Un twinned)
rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jun, 2016 12:42 pm
@farmerman,
Yes. I concur.

(whatever you said is probably right) Smile
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miadora
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jun, 2016 12:49 pm
@farmerman,
Thank you!
dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jun, 2016 04:17 pm
@miadora,
Ya, Man, Ros, I thank you too
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