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« on: December 20, 2015, 04:44:51 pm »

I need some help identifying a rock I found north of where I live(Canon City, CO). This is what I know. It is hard as quartz, It is purple inside and can see a little bit of yellow too. It was covered in the red rock and gravel off the Fountain Formation. It has a white crust on it. It does not glow under a black light, I thought it was Flourite at first. It has no metallic luster and came off a hillside of sedimentary rock. A rock hound friend thinks it is Amethyst. I don't know what it is, never seen amethyst look like this before. Any help would be appreciated.


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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2015, 09:07:37 pm »

Cut it I want to see what's inside!  ura  But I want to cut everything and see what's inside
Could be an agate nodule?
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2015, 12:58:38 pm »

Do you have another piece that is cut, from  dunno28which you are describing the colors, or can you see the colors in this piece??  Let's see the other piece if there is one, or ......cut this piece ura

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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2015, 03:05:29 pm »

I don't have another one, it looks too nice to cut. I have friend who found a couple of rock's that are the same from the same area, but he doesn't want to cut his. If I could find another one just like it I will cut it. There is a amethyst mine just over the mountain a few miles away, so it is found in the area.
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