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Author:  Jason [ Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:49 am ]
Post subject:  New QUIZ: WHATIZZIT?

For this first entry I am going to post 3 pictures of the same stone. Under three different lighting conditions. Sorry they are not the best pics. This was an incredibly difficult stone to photograph. The only hint I'll give up front is this is not a sapphire. Every day the correct answer is not guessed, I'll post a new hint. Prize is yet to be determined.

WHATIZZIT?

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Author:  jleb [ Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:08 am ]
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blue spinel?

Author:  ROM [ Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:10 am ]
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Off the top of my head....kyanite?

Author:  Barbra Voltaire, FGG [ Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:07 pm ]
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How about what it's not.
Its not a garnet
It's not natural quartz, chrysoberyl, feldspar, spodumene, axinite, andalusite...
more clues
please

Author:  gem-n00b [ Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:18 pm ]
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I'll guess Benitoite.

Author:  Jason [ Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:17 pm ]
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Today's clue is:

"I have a hardness of about 7 on the mohs scale."

Author:  dragonstek [ Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:36 pm ]
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HI

I'll guess ?
Tourmaline :?
i like Barbras game , what its not lol :wink:

Author:  Barbra Voltaire, FGG [ Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:38 pm ]
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How about tourmaline?
Simultaneous posts!!!

Author:  George Sharen [ Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:44 pm ]
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beautiful iolite :)

Author:  ROM [ Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:00 pm ]
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Last guess: sapphirine.

Author:  Jason [ Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:05 pm ]
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Gosh you two are too fast. I thought this would be a toughie...but maybe the hardness factor was a bit too informative. Tourmaline it is. Supposedly cuprian. A small piece of about 1.5 cts.

since Dragonsteks post technically came 2 minutes before Barbras I'm going to award the prize to Dragonstek!

The winner receives a 2.11 ct Pink Tanzanian Zircon pictured below:

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Jason

Author:  Barbra Voltaire, FGG [ Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:37 pm ]
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Author:  Jason [ Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:54 pm ]
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Due to sad smiley faces beyond my control the following pair of pink Zircons weighing a total of 1.70 cts will be going to the OTHER winner, Barbra.

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;)

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Author:  Barbra Voltaire, FGG [ Sun Apr 06, 2008 3:55 pm ]
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Image Yippee for me!!!

:smt042 Yippee for Jason!!!\:D/

Oh yes, YIPPEE for Dragonstek, too :wink:

Thank YOU!!

Author:  dragonstek [ Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:08 pm ]
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WOW :smt026

Thanks jason :smt058
i was taking a guess :oops: based on what my books were describing as can be mistaken for sapphire .

I never win anything but i cant say that now :wink:
Thanks again

Congrads to Barbra too :smt002

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