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 Post subject: Identification help needed
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:47 am 
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I got an email today from a fellow who received this specimen several years ago represented as an emerald.
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 Post subject: Re: Identification help needed
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from picture and noting the Waxy to greasy luster it looks like Serpentine, a simple acid test can rule it out

also note all of those whitish areas its very common in Serpentine & Olivine Group

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My first thought was serpentine as well.

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It's not am emerald? :P

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