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What kind of minerals are these?

 
 
Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2016 11:53 am
I bought a few minerals/gems from a small rock store around where I live and I can only identify a few of them. Can anyone help me identify the other 15?

1. https://www.imgur.com/ucKq8A2
I thought this may be obsidian.

2. https://www.imgur.com/JQJPCI5
Maybe red jasper?

3. https://www.imgur.com/ZEVEHmx

4. https://www.imgur.com/2ZopKY4

5. https://www.imgur.com/fnOAIOl

6. https://www.imgur.com/ilovAtn

7. https://www.imgur.com/8Ftti3x
I apologize for the low quality on this one, it was a hard one to take. But it has some blue in it. Here is another picture of it without the flash on my phone on.
https://www.imgur.com/ZRlKhwI

8. https://www.imgur.com/HkuqxSB

9. https://www.imgur.com/EJv4ADs
I thought this may be agnitite?

10. https://www.imgur.com/tpTTUzD

11. https://www.imgur.com/ZiCezar

12. https://www.imgur.com/e7EbCp4
I know it's hard to tell, but the part that looks grayish is green.

13. https://www.imgur.com/K3luSAI
This one is a light green color and you can kind of see through it like a quartz.

14. https://www.imgur.com/Kd6BPcF
This one is the same light green color as the last one, but it is not transparent. I know either this one or the last one is a green aventurine

15. https://www.imgur.com/HUsxQP0
Last one!

Thank you so much for the help! If you could please put a number that corresponds with the identified that would help! MUCH THANKS!

PS: Sorry if the images are not loading, I have tried to fix it but I don't know why it is not working! It may be working for you guys and not me. If it just shows the link can you please copy/paste it into a new tab! Thanks c:

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contrex
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2016 01:20 pm
They are all called "stones".
dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2016 01:38 pm
@brendanparker99,
Bren when I click on it nothing happens

Edited to remark that apparently I'm not alone

Edited again to note that it works great with a right-click

Edited still again to remark on No.2; yes Bren! my reaction too

I'll come back when duties not calling. Bren I was deeply into the rockhounding before I retired whereupon I forgot nearly everything
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2016 01:47 pm
@brendanparker99,
3 could be obsidian too
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2016 02:09 pm
@brendanparker99,
No not obsidian. Help someone
That's what happens at 85

Edited to suggest chalcedony
dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2016 04:04 pm
@brendanparker99,
5 might be lapis lazuli, but there are many other pretty blue minerals
Nonetheless I'd guess it's a deposit on granite

https://www.google.com/#q=shiny+blue+mineral

Where is everyone
We have a number of rock-smart contributors
brendanparker99
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2016 06:51 pm
@dalehileman,
Thank you so much for your consistent help. I know that it is neither lapis nor a granite deposit. The lady who I bought it from told me what it was but for the life of me I can't remember. Sorry for not replying until now and thank you for helping me!
brendanparker99
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2016 06:52 pm
@dalehileman,
I looked up chalcedony and I believe you are correct with the images I saw on google. Thank you so much! Smile
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brendanparker99
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2016 06:54 pm
@contrex,
I am sorry that I don't know the term for them.

If you could help that'd be great.
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 30 Aug, 2016 01:42 am
@brendanparker99,
I cant open your pics and I cant (with my browser) right click and search. So Im kinda screwed to offer any help but sounds like Dale's got it.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 30 Aug, 2016 11:24 am
@brendanparker99,
Quote:
thank you for helping me!
You're welcome Bren tho I can't have been of as much help as later responses from the guys who really know
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 30 Aug, 2016 11:26 am
@farmerman,
Quote:
sounds like Dale's got it.
Thank you Man but not allovit by any means. Disappointed you can't see the pix

6 Bren is clearly agate; that is chalcedony with stripes and whorls
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Azide
 
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Reply Sun 4 Sep, 2016 04:58 pm
Hey, everyone! I've got some minerals here. I can't figure out how to add pictures to this post, I just joined 5 minutes ago. Theyre small, black crystals over the surface of a granite-like piece. I'm hoping it's Uraninite, 'cause I live in Maine, ~20 minutes away from many mines containing uranium minerals. Is this an accurate description? I won't stop my search until I've found some. UO2 OR BUST!!! Smile
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 4 Sep, 2016 05:12 pm
@Azide,
you an explosives person?
dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 5 Sep, 2016 10:38 am
@brendanparker99,
7 sure looks like amethyst
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Azide
 
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Reply Mon 5 Sep, 2016 02:16 pm
@farmerman,
Used to be, yes. Not anymore. Much, much too dangerous and unpredictable. Did the name tip you off?
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 5 Sep, 2016 04:00 pm
@Azide,
YEP , name and the triazo. I still maintain a blasters license for geophysical prospecting.

I have many a story .

Im in West Virginia now with a crew. We are gonna blast some 1950's era air shafts shut with a rock burst pattern and several tons of anfo.
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Mon 5 Sep, 2016 06:47 pm
@farmerman,
Nobody I like more than farmerman, be careful and well, son.
Son of all of us, whatever age. I'm a teensy bit older, love the guy.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 6 Sep, 2016 02:04 pm
@brendanparker99,
8 Baffled 'less some form of quartz. Help, Man
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