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 Post subject: help with possibly identifying what this green rock is?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:24 pm 
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Hello! I was digging around Hiddenite, NC while on vacation and found this little fellow and was wondering what it is? All I have are pictures but any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
here are some pictures of it when dry
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heres some pictures of when its wet
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and heres a picture of it over a phone flashlight
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 Post subject: Re: help with possibly identifying what this green rock is?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:46 pm 
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I'd take that one home too! Have you looked here yet?
http://johnbetts-fineminerals.com/jhbny ... 20Carolina
Lots of photos and very comprehensive. I'm interested to see what it turns out to be. Are those two pieces you have or just the one? One seems more "quartzy".


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:25 pm 
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One can not positively identify an unknown looking at a picture.
Hardness, specific gravity?
Where precisely was it found?
Associated rocks?
Was it a "pay to dig" sight?


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We can't identify it for sure, but it is probably aventurine from a sluice bucket. This material is flakes of chrome mica (fuschite) intergrown with quartz, and is often imported to the area for salted mines and sluicing. Look for fine thin flakes of green in the stone.

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Stephen may be correct, but the deal is the OP should follow through with instructions offered.
Seriously, why post on this platform if you are not interested in answering the questions asked of you?

I asked if it was a "Pay For Dig". Mewtwo, hello?


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Barbra Voltaire, FGG wrote:
Stephen may be correct, but the deal is the OP should follow through with instructions offered.

Absolutely this! This is a chance to get some very handy basic knowledge in addition to an actual ID of your stone. This type of knowledge is very useful in the potentially-treacherous waters of NC tourist mines, which are a lot of fun but not always full of honest representations. We're happy to help people learn if they're willing, but you do need to be willing to do more than a quick drive-by post.

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