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 Post subject: Re: Riddle of the keeper stone
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:40 pm 
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it's not zircon, what made you think of zircon?

if you can find out what each part of the riddle is illustrating you'll get the answer.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:56 pm 
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Zircon is the oldest mineral on earth.
It has been proposed that some metamict zircon we have discovered is older than the moon.
Makes perfect sense to me.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:49 am 
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I thought in same way as Barbra:

Keeper stone: Zircon has been called "Earth's timekeeper" (= riddle of keeper stone)
I am many: some gemologists classify zircons into three types—high, intermediate, and low
I am one: only one (head) name Zircon
before our fall in Eden: Earth history, including its earliest evolution, the oldest sediments
about future: maybe the point of technical development ....

This was my first thought ....


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:49 am 
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Probably a polycristalline stone ? To be one and many at the same time.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:01 pm 
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Precious Opal with colorplay???

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:44 pm 
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Amber with inclusions ?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:18 pm 
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Corundum, Ruby? or Pyrite?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:24 pm 
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So...it's not zircon, it's not opal, it's not amber, it's not corundum or ruby, it's not pyrite, and it's not a polycrystalline mineral.

Steinfroilein: in the context of my riddle, the stone is indeed seen as the keeper of past and future. But why?

Let me tell you that, just like in my previous riddle ('riddle of the obscure gem'), there are riddles inside the riddle.
In my previous riddle, you first had to find out who was "the lady in blue", otherwise you had no chance of guessing the mineral's identity.

Here, the riddle is actually made of two small riddles, once you find out what each is refering to, you should immediately guess the related mineral.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:45 pm 
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cascaillou wrote:
it's not coral either.

you should ask yourself what is the riddle talking about...


Someone my reply got lost.
I certainly was asking that.
Coral is a colony stone (so both many and one).
From a quick look on the internet:
The geological record indicates that ancestors of modern coral reef ecosystems were formed at least 240 million years ago. The coral reefs existing today began growing as early as 50 million years ago. Most established coral reefs are between 5,000 and 10,000 years old.
Hence the age, "dragging the past"
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am one, keeping future into a cycle.
A single coral is made up of the cycle of life.


So I don't think coral is that bad a guess - and I certainly was asking what the riddle was talking about.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:12 pm 
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your answer certainly made sense

...but the answer isn't coral.

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I certainly was asking what the riddle was talking about

I know, my comment was addressed to all (i.e. not specifically in response to your answer):
what is the first part of the riddle possibly talking about? what is the second part of the riddle possibly talking about? Each of these two riddles can be answered by a single word (once you find those two words, you'll know what the mineral is).


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:24 am 
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Sounds crazy but as a time/record keeper stones Aliens come in mind,
but you already have discarded Meteorites.

As from Alien marks it comes to pyramids, then it could be Lapis Lazuli.

I don't think either your riddles is related to solar system elements or planets.

It could be Angel aura Quartz or Danburite,

But my Guess is Mystic Topaz


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Calcite( Icelandic Spar) or Moss Agate.

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How about a poor mollusc saddled with a pearl.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:48 pm 
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It's not lapis Lazuli, or Angel aura or danburite or mystic topaz or calcite or agate or pearl or fossil.

Hint:
Again, my riddle is made of two sentences, each being a little riddle on its own. Each illustrate a very simple thing. Once you find out those two keywords, you will certainly guess what the stone is. Simply ask yourself what each sentence is describing.

Seriously, I shouldn't have been telling you that much about it because I know you are all able to find out by yourselves, it's almost child's play.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:24 pm 
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