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 Post subject: The Ugly
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:46 pm 
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I'm sick of all those beautiful eye clean cut stones with mind-blowing colors, so right here, right now, and only for you, Cascaillou™ is happy to present you: The Ugly

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Isn't it ugly? :smt055

you guess.

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Only one of the two questions can be what you think the stone is.
For instance, Question: is it amorphous AND is it opal? Answer: no and no.
Other example: Question: is it amorphous AND is it from autria? Answer: no and no.


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 Post subject: Re: The Ugly
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:45 pm 
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Hmmm Can't tell much about the crystal shape. Is it a nasty beryl?

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 Post subject: Re: The Ugly
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:25 pm 
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Oops, IS it a garnet.... :smt004 :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: The Ugly
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:42 pm 
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Is it a nasty beryl?

No.


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 Post subject: Re: The Ugly
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:04 pm 
Oh dear....

Tourmaline?


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 Post subject: Re: The Ugly
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:19 pm 
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Tourmaline?

No.

Free clues: the shape of the small elongated crystal which is placed vertically in between the two main crystals can help a bit (not so much). Also, cleavage in a specific direction can be seen from the picture.


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 Post subject: Re: The Ugly
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:53 pm 
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Is the hardness 7 or greater?
Is the refractive index between 1.60 and 1.70?

Wait...the rules have changed.
Originally, one could ask 2 questions without guessing about the identity.


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 Post subject: Re: The Ugly
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:00 pm 
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Is the hardness 7 or greater?

Hardness not greater than 7.

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Is the refractive index between 1.60 and 1.70?

No.

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Wait...the rules have changed. Originally, one could ask 2 questions without guessing about the identity.

You still can. Sorry for editing the rules lately, but I did it so it's more free play. Of course everybody can play several times.


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 Post subject: Re: The Ugly
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:17 pm 
Zircon?


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Zircon?

No.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:22 pm 
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Zircon has a hardness greater than 7.

Feldspar?


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Feldspar?

No.


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 Post subject: Re: The Ugly
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:34 pm 
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Is the hardness greater than 5.0?
Is the RI between 1.50 to 1.59?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:38 pm 
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Is the hardness greater than 5.0?

Yes.

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Is the RI between 1.50 to 1.59?

No.


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Is this mineral normally considered a gem?
Is the hardness greater than 6?


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