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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2017 02:30    Post subject: What are these Little green gems  

Could you guys please help me I.D. These. Thanks I hope the pics are good enough.


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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2017 03:24    Post subject: Re: What are these Little green gems  

Hi BerylBoyd!
Probably it's a serpentinite. However everything is possible: epidote, olivine, serpentine... please take some more data about, i.e. hardness, specific weight, scratch colour stripe, etc.
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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2017 04:53    Post subject: Re: What are these Little green gems  

Here is another pic


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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2017 04:59    Post subject: Re: What are these Little green gems  

One more


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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2017 05:01    Post subject: Re: What are these Little green gems  

Scratch color is a white streak
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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2017 05:17    Post subject: Re: What are these Little green gems  

Looks to me as a tourmaline, probably elbaite.

But without analysis, even thinking it is a tourmaline, could be several terms...

Place of this piece, do you know it?

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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2017 10:37    Post subject: Re: What are these Little green gems  

BerylBoyd wrote:
Could you guys please help me I.D. These.
This is - for sure - ... a green mineral ;-) If you could provide more information (you already mentioned the white streak colour), an identification could be much easier. Please read this first: http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?p=19487#19487

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PostPosted: Feb 04, 2017 16:48    Post subject: Re: What are these Little green gems  

Maybe it's epidote...
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