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bilquest
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« on: June 20, 2015, 12:11:02 pm »

I recently got a few rocks from an old timer's shed. I've identified most, but am not sure about the following:



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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2015, 01:15:29 pm »

The first looks like serpentine, second one is Bloodstone number three is Rhyolite.

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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2015, 02:46:27 pm »

The striations on number 4 are interesting. Could be a feldspar or something harder. Can you knock a corner off and show picture. Also, see if it is translucent.
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2015, 03:21:54 pm »

The first looks like green adventurine the second bloodstone the third low quality Biggs or Deshuttes and the forth possibly a schist.
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2015, 10:11:56 pm »

These look to be Oregon stones mostly so the green one could be Belvadee Jasper.
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2015, 05:54:36 pm »

I think #3 is a Palomino picture jasper
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2015, 09:58:29 am »

Thank you all for the feedback!

I inspected the first one more closely and found bits of mica that would identify it as Aventurine. Bloodstone seems to be the consensus on #2, and I would agree. Trying to nail down the species of picture jasper for #3, Palomino seems to fit. While it seems rather chalky, it actually polishes very well. The last one is a stumper... but it's very hard... I wanna call it some kind of jadeite.
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2015, 12:04:20 pm »

Last one looks like some kinda greenschist to me. Maybe chlorite schist. Does it glimmer, like it has some mica in it at all?
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