What kind of rock is this?

Reply Wed 21 Sep, 2016 10:59 pm
I found this on Kilimanjaro a few years ago.

The locals were digging a hole for a new bathroom at one of the campsites. This rock came from the hole they were digging. Any answers as to what it is would be really helpful, it's been a mystery for a few years now.

Picture here: https://instagram.com/p/BKpRlgxhAMM/

It's orange and the crystals look like bubbles, they are fairly brittle.
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2016 04:24 am
Orange calcite maybe? I really don't know.
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2016 05:45 am
Roswell, have you studied geology? Are you just a well-informed rock hounds? I'm not saying this to get smart with you, but you do seem to know a lot about rocks and geology.
Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2016 08:12 am
I haven't studied it per se, but I remember a time when I was younger (10 or 11 I think) when I was interested in rocks and I probably read a few of those geology field guides. Sometimes I remember images from the book and the words below the image.

In this particular case I doubt I have it right because no strong image came to mind, but those were the words that popped in, so I went with it Wink
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