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PostPosted: Sep 01, 2017 03:24    Post subject: Blue and Green Rocks  

I have found these rocks in a river. I would like to know if you guys perhaps know what rock this is. I have searched online but could not find similarities.


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PostPosted: Sep 01, 2017 03:35    Post subject: Re: Blue and Green Rocks  

Hi Rene!
Personal opinion: blue rocks = sodalite; green rocks = serpentine. Somebody has thrown them away, maybe he/she didn't know what to do with them.
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PostPosted: Sep 01, 2017 04:44    Post subject: Re: Blue and Green Rocks  

Hi Riccardo,

Thank you for the info, very much appreciated. The river where I found them is dry. Only flows when it is raining season.

I have found red rocks with white linear streaks and some colorless steaks, pink - green mixture and rose quartz as well in the same river.

I wonder if there is maybe a source up river, only problem is further up river is private property.
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PostPosted: Sep 01, 2017 05:43    Post subject: Re: Blue and Green Rocks  

Hi Rene, the blue rocks might also be Chalcedony, which is quite common in the Otjozondu area.
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PostPosted: Sep 01, 2017 09:47    Post subject: Re: Blue and Green Rocks  

I did go back to the river today and found a little bigger rocks, but it seems to me that maybe there are mining operations higher up in the river as many of them are rugged with sharp edges. The river is about +- 25-30km long.

The blue rocks are a dark blue color under light.



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PostPosted: Sep 01, 2017 16:42    Post subject: Re: Blue and Green Rocks  

Rene, please offer as much data as you can as explained in Asking: "What is this? / Where is it from?". With aditional info our guesses will be more reliable.
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