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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 1:48 pm 
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I give up! Since Garnet was already listed - that rules out all of the garnet family. Since it's a rare stone - that rules out Quartz and YAG, and we've already listed:

Spessartite
Hessonite
Garnet
Corundum
Beryl
Amber
Spinel
Fire Opal
Sunstone
Scapolite
Painite
Sphene
Sphalerite
Sheelite
Andalusite
Sinhalite
Chrysoberyl
Apatite
Danburite
Labradorite
Zircon
Wolfenite
Willemite

:?: :?:

I'm going out to mow my lawn. Can't wait to see what the correct answer is for the allusive mystery stone 8)


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Maybe he was looking for a specific garnet that we overlooked.

1. Malaya Garnet
2. Topaz
3. Charoite
4. Tourmaline
5. Chrysoprase
6. Diamond
7. Hauyne


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Well, I thought so too, but then I saw where Cattrix posted "Garnet" and that pretty much covers it. Wouldn't be Grossularite as that includes Hesssonite. Could be Almandite - but that's not a rare stone. Who knows....?


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Okay, howzabout:

1. Clinohumite
2. Topaz
3. Charoite
4. Tourmaline
5. Chrysoprase
6. Diamond
7. Hauyne

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1.staurolite? really reaching here
2.Topaz
3.Charoite
4.Tourmaline
5.Chrysoprase
6.diamond
7.Hauyne


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Oo nice one ROM.


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1.Axinite
2.Topaz
3.Charoite
4.Tourmaline
5.Chrysoprase
6.diamond
7.Hauyne


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Some really good guesses, but not yet. I think this shows the importance of having a reference with all the possibilities (can I say that?).

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Oo nice one ROM.


Thanks, but no cigar!


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We have a WINNER!! Carrie has nailed it with the Axinite guess. YES!! Congrats, Carrie. Your perseverance carried the day.

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Congratulations Carrie, well done.


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YIPPEE!!!!!
Congrats Carrie.


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1: spesseratite garnet
2: topaz
3: amathyst
4: tourmaline
5: chrysophase
6: koneruptine
7: sapphire

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There are many possibilities - images are difficult without at least an R.I. or one point of reference (unless I'm missing something crucial in the image - shudder!)

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Congrats Carrie.


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