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 Post subject: Gemology Tools Professional Quiz
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:48 pm 
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It has been a long time since I have done one of these. The first person to identify the gem I'm thinking of will win a free download of Gemology Tools Professional (a $59.95 value (US dollars)). Clues will come approximately every half hour. There is only one rule (so far, I reserve the right to add rules as we go): Only one gemstone guess per clue given per contestant. If you put 75 gemstones in your answers will not qualify.

Clue #1: This translucent gemstone is pink in color probably about 2 carats in weight. The first thing I have done (besides look at it) is test it for magnetic response using my 1/2"x1/2" round N-52 neodymium magnet. It picks up!

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Well, a half hour has come and gone with no replies so I guess I'll wait until someone makes a guess before posting the 2nd clue.

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Pink cz.

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Pink grossular garnet?


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Nice tries. Sorry, I was off napping. Taking pain meds so I probably shouldn't even be doing this. Hope I don't mess it up.

Clue #2: On the polariscope we have determined that the gem is doubly refractive.

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Rhodochrosite?

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Rhodochrosite is a good guess. But, no.

Clue #3: Using Dr. Hanneman's Specific Gravity tester we get an SG of about 3.4

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Thulite?

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Stephen, you are the only one playing so you'll probably be shoo-in to win. Are you a GT Pro user?

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No, not Thulite. Clue #4: High RI: 1.70

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Good night. Will continue tomorrow if we can find anyone interested.

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I was out cutting cabs, so I'm glad nobody else got in here first. Welp, the SG/RI combo rules out most of my other guesses. Is it... clinothulite?

Just kidding. How about pink vesuvianite?

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bustamite ?

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Pyroxmangite ?

magnetic after heating


Stephen - Pink Mn Vesuvianite is not magnetic.

I have two faceted ones! \:D/

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Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner. marcm's guess of Bustamite is the correct answer. marcm pm me with your email address so I can send you a link to download Gemology Tools Professional. Congrats.

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