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« on: April 06, 2016, 05:58:07 pm »

can anybody tell me what this is
I have seen them before on line never in person
They have letters or number with a squared off lines around the figure
It looks like an agate but not sure
I seen them in a large auction with a bunch of them
spelling out something
I figured it was some kind of a gaff
and now I have one


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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016, 07:20:26 pm »

I've seen that pattern in chiastolites.
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2016, 07:36:44 pm »

That was my thought too. Chaistolite.
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2016, 10:22:18 pm »

Thanks guys , that has been on the tip of my tongue since I read this post earlier.
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2016, 11:15:45 pm »

There's a dirt road about 20 minutes away from my house were we pick up those things by the hundreds. They're coming right out of the road. Every time they scrape the road, thousands more show up.
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2016, 05:36:04 pm »

ok thanks
I looked it up
I guess its a variety of andalusite 
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2016, 09:52:03 am »

Yes, As already said Chiastolite variety of Andalusite.
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2016, 10:39:41 am »

I think they are kinda cool
One side looks like an "L" and in silvery agate like material
The opposite is an orange gold color and the letter"K"
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2016, 06:55:45 pm »

Those are unique crystals. The smaller ones have an X, which gives them the name cross rock. Usually the bigger they get the less of a cross, or even the square center, they get. The real large ones, about an  inch across or more, usually just have a ray pattern. Each one is different and the pattern changes as you take off more slices. They're like snow flakes, no two are alike.
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