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 Post subject: Help Identifying Orange Stone???
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:32 pm 
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Does anyone have any idea what this could be?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:56 am 
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That's your classic, textbook agate right there.

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Impressive natural orange color, too.


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The first image makes me think of a limb cast. Any idea of where it was found?

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My first impressions we're inline with Mexican opal, but I can see it as well being agate or a limb cast. Somewhat to brownish to be mx opal though.

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They can have a similar surface texture (and that is probably not just coincidence, there seems to be evidence that they interconvert given the right circumstances) but that waxy luster and wear/break pattern is very classically agatey.

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Yes very true, at first glance in pic #1 the fracture lines made me think it maybe Mx opal, but your right if opal it would have a more glassy conchoidal appearance.

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