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PostPosted: Apr 18, 2017 14:32    Post subject: Help identifying a mineral  

Hello

My nephew and I recently found this mineral. It hasn't iridescent that you can't see in the photo. Kind of like and opal. But without the different colors.

I cut and cabbed the stone

I think it may be a feldspar of some sort possibly a Sunstone

1) what color is translucent with an inter Shiner iridescent street with red and pink veins and scaly patterns.

2) the streak test is clear

3) the luster is vitreous

4) the hardness is approximately 6.5


Have attached a photo and thank you very much for any help. We are novices and really enjoy learning



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PostPosted: Apr 18, 2017 14:36    Post subject: Re: Help identifying a mineral  

I apologize for the photo quality... It is more clear than it shows... and it has a great firey inner luster that doesn't show.

I also used my phone with speech recognition and only now notice the grammar errors.
sorry.


Thanks again for all your help.
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PostPosted: Apr 18, 2017 18:22    Post subject: Re: Help identifying a mineral  

And after testing again I believe this hardness is a solid 7
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PostPosted: Apr 18, 2017 21:19    Post subject: Re: Help identifying a mineral  

Looks like quartz but since its not a natural specimen you wont get much help here. This forum is for mineral identification which means natural specimens, not lapidary.
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PostPosted: Apr 18, 2017 22:29    Post subject: Re: Help identifying a mineral  

This is simply an ugly quartz with some iron staining.
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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2017 12:33    Post subject: Re: Help identifying a mineral  

yes, your mineral is quartz with minor iron stain. This becomes evident when coupled with the result of your new hardness test which yields a seven for the hardness of the specimen.
Enjoy your mineral./ lapidary specimen.

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