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 Post subject: Identification help
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:15 am 
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Hello I'm new here. I have an interesting rock at first I thought it was pyrite but as I looked into it further the texture is different as well as it is not magnetic.. upon further investigation under different lights it shows different colors in parts a man thinks it may possibly be alexandrite.where would I get this tested? It weighs 3.5 kilos


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:04 pm 
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Pyrite should not be magnetic.
I can guarantee you it's not alexandrite.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:37 pm 
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Well, you are correct, it is a rock. It looks to be composed of a variety of minerals which is what defines it as a rock. What each of these minerals are cannot be determined with any degree of certitude by looking at a picture. You will need to find a local expert.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification help
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:33 pm 
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Go to a local mineral/rock club or rock show and someone can id it for you. Looks to me like agate/jasper - like a thunderegg. But a picture really isn't enough to go by.


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