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Comment icon #9 Posted by maximusnow on 16 October, 2014, 15:31
Can anyone help me solve this mystery? What is this rock? It is very old and was in a box labeled extremely rare rocks. I have looked at thousands of rocks and minerals. The box also contained Indian artifacts and flint art.
Comment icon #8 Posted by SnnBbbl on 22 October, 2014, 1:02
Hard to really know, but I'd take a guess at an orange opal from the way it seems to be shimmering from the different photos. If you search for "rough orange opal" on any search engine, a lot of the rocks look similar.
Comment icon #7 Posted by SnnBbbl on 22 October, 2014, 1:06
I also have to add, that it's quite pretty, regardless of what it is =)
Comment icon #6 Posted by maximusnow on 6 November, 2014, 16:13
Thank you, If this is an opal , I am buying everyone the first few rounds. I have had geologist that scratch their head on this one. It feals like marble...freaking weird
Comment icon #5 Posted by maximusnow on 6 November, 2014, 16:19
wow you are correct! I think its an orange opal! Thank you!
Comment icon #4 Posted by SnnBbbl on 18 November, 2014, 4:58
Glad I could be of help =)
Comment icon #3 Posted by Wolfaard on 17 December, 2014, 9:46
Sorry to be a party pooper! That is a piece of gelled up phenolic resin that went hard! We have around 4 tonnes of that wasted from a reaction that went south.
Comment icon #2 Posted by maximusnow on 31 December, 2014, 15:09
I looked at gelled up phenolic resin www.phenolicresin.org and i can not find a single match. I can not say you are in correct because I dont know what it is, but I had a geologist look at it and he is certain it is not glass and that it is a natural rock.
Comment icon #1 Posted by Captain Dumbass on 12 November, 2015, 16:46
Loos like heliordor (beryl) but you should ask friendly stone nerds at http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/ or/and http://www.gemologyonline.com/Forum/phpBB2/index.php They will soon point you in the right direction.


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