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Author:  cascaillou [ Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:28 pm ]
Post subject:  No kidding

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I'm a well-known uniaxial oxide mineral. Guess?

Author:  maialetto [ Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: No kidding

It looks hexagonal... colorless... it's winter... is it the famous dihydrogen monoxide?

Author:  cascaillou [ Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: No kidding

yes :lol:

the picture is from mindat.org and it's a very beautiful example of cristallisation for this mineral

if you search mindat for colorless+transparent+hexagonal you find it straight ahead

it is interesting to note that this is indeed a mineral in the most classic sense of the term (a natural inorganic solid that can be defined by its specifical chemical and crystalline structure)

Author:  maialetto [ Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: No kidding

Weeeee!!! I got it right! :mrgreen:

Sure it's an impressive one... My only concern was about the size. Man, that is BIG!

Author:  cascaillou [ Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: No kidding

yeah, 3cm sized and in perfect condition. The quizz could have been more tricky if I had posted a picture of a cut stone instead of rough crystal :twisted:

Author:  maialetto [ Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: No kidding

I can't say I can facet it, but I'm pretty good with molding: I can make nice cubes. :D

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