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PostPosted: Apr 24, 2018 12:04    Post subject: Colourful crystals plus colourless crystals  

Please help me identify these wonderful minerals based on their colour and appearance


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 Mineral: My crystal collection
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Florida
2cm x 2cm
These crystals have distinct shapes and colors, some have octahedral structures, having colours red, brown, pink, purple and color of water (colourless) I will post multiple photos. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Apr 24, 2018 12:15    Post subject: Re: Colourful crystals plus colourless crystals  

Another picture of colorless crystals, not retouched, can you please name them?


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Florida
3cm x 2cm
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PostPosted: Apr 24, 2018 12:42    Post subject: Re: Colourful crystals plus colourless crystals  

Most, if not all your examples, appear just like small broken pieces of quartz and microcrystalline quartz (quartzite and chalcedony). Another very common mineral is calcite. It isn't very resistant nor does it tend to break the way most of your examples appear to be broken so most of your pieces probably are not calcite. Considering you say they were found in Florida, a number have various color shades, most probably being from iron oxide (rust) staining. One or two may be broken pieces of rock with 2 or several minerals. If from Florida, none would be corundum, ruby, topaz, sapphire, emerald, beryl or aquamarine etc etc., just quartz and maybe calcite.
None appear as crystals to me......just small broken pieces. BOB
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PostPosted: Apr 24, 2018 14:30    Post subject: Re: Colourful crystals plus colourless crystals  

At the top of this page, there's a link titled "A general guide for using the Forum with some rules and tips". Among other things, the guide lists some simple tests you can run that give other users information that can help them help you. Without this kind of information, a couple of pictures of a handful of variously colored stones is impossible to identify accurately. Although I agree with Mr. Harmon that some of them look like quartz, no one can make an unqualified ID based on your pictures.
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PostPosted: Apr 25, 2018 09:31    Post subject: Re: Colourful crystals plus colourless crystals  

Thank you Mr Carnein, you spoke politely and helpfully, I will try posting the minerals one by one next time; a single stone at a time, but through my guess, knowledge and little research, I discovered that, there are at least fluorites, quartz, few citrines (yellow or lemon coloured crystals in the picture) if you paid attention, I am unable to ID the red. the red ones may have amazing quality and value, the one with bloody redness has super greasy luster and is attractive
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