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 Post subject: Identifying gem (?)
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:41 pm 
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Dear Experts,
I found black stone in the field and cannot properly identify it. It looks like marble but it is extremely hard to carve with diamond tools. Could you help?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:41 am 
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Nice Gneiss. I like it just the way it is.


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Bear Williams- SGL wrote:
Nice Gneiss. I like it just the way it is.



Thank you.


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Hi guys,
My girlfriend found a stone in the mountains. She asked me to make a tealight candle holder.
I thought it is not a gem. I sanded the bottom, it might be a gem stone. It is very soft , about 2 Moohs. Any ideas?

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It's a gem of a candle holder!


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Barbra Voltaire wrote:
It's a gem of a candle holder!


Indeed!
This is the final view.

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