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 Post subject: Re: Requesting your opinion
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:04 am 
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Kidding aside (cough cough, Isi), what can you do to help identify this green unknown.
Do you have any loupes or magnifiers to look more closely at the stone?

I agree with Stephen glass is the most likely option.
Let's do some easy tests.

Check the rounded facet edges for fractures. I suspect you might find some small conchoidal fractures.
It will look like tiny shiny concave features.
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Look inside the unknown. Anything look like bubbles? Check thoroughly.
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Do you have anything lying around which you know is a genuine crystal...maybe a piece of quartz or a large agate.
Touch your upper lip with it. It's cold right?
Touch the green stone to your upper lip? What is the temperature by comparison.

Report back.


Hi Barbara Voltaire. Thanks for the tips. We'll try these methods and let you all know.


Unlike what the rest are saying, I'm not looking to sell. To anyone here at least. Since I think this site is an open forum on this sort of things, I was just hoping to get your opinion. Doesn't really matter if your opinion would say these items are worthless, but perhaps you might have some honest idea what these are. We have no idea and woudn't to bring this out just as yet for testing.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:14 am 
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Rhey1971 wrote:
Barbra Voltaire wrote:
Kidding aside (cough cough, Isi), what can you do to help identify this green unknown.
Do you have any loupes or magnifiers to look more closely at the stone?

I agree with Stephen glass is the most likely option.
Let's do some easy tests.

Check the rounded facet edges for fractures. I suspect you might find some small conchoidal fractures.
It will look like tiny shiny concave features.
ImageImage

Look inside the unknown. Anything look like bubbles? Check thoroughly.
Image

Do you have anything lying around which you know is a genuine crystal...maybe a piece of quartz or a large agate.
Touch your upper lip with it. It's cold right?
Touch the green stone to your upper lip? What is the temperature by comparison.

Report back.


Hi Barbara Voltaire. Thanks for the tips. We'll try these methods and let you all know.


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 Post subject: Re: Requesting your opinion
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:30 pm 
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Rhey1971, you need to put in some effort here.
It is bad enough to post pictures of unknowns with NO other information, and now unknowns in bags.
Please understand that identification under these conditions is not only impossible, but frankly a waste of my bandwidth and time.

Hardness, specific gravity, observations with magnification. If you can't can't be bothered, neither can we.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:18 am 
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How about this one, we got it assayed for composition, along with a clear photo.

Could anyone give their opinion on this ? Can this be ruby and if so, is it a good quality one?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:14 pm 
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No offense but seriously are you joking?
That's clearly a boule, likely of synthetic ruby since it is split in half.
A handheld XRF isn't really the right tool for the job, but those results sure looks pretty aluminum oxidey (not sure about the magnesium content, but there isn't enough there for spinel to line up correctly).

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:53 pm 
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I guess this was posted in the correct thread.

Very similar to this
https://www.ebay.com/itm/AAA-Rated-Brig ... 3228033980


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:28 pm 
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Thank you for the info...


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