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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2018 08:43    Post subject: Help identify this please  

I have been super anxious to know what these are.. All found near same location.


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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2018 09:00    Post subject: Re: Help identify this please  

I was hoping for pantite...that is after seeing it's resemblance somewhat and thinking I found a rare gem
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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2018 12:24    Post subject: Re: Help identify this please  

Please read and use: What is it? - Where is it from? and on the whole: A general guide for using the Forum with some rules and tips
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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2018 12:37    Post subject: Re: Help identify this please  

I would guess that one as Siderite...although without any testing it is a W.A.G.
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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2018 12:41    Post subject: Re: Help identify this please  

Thank you I can at least have something to look up and learn about..i have been guessing at what it is and there are so many that are close to its looks
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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2018 13:35    Post subject: Re: Help identify this please  

Dale Hallmark wrote:
I would guess that one as Siderite...although without any testing it is a W.A.G.
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Siderite has a perfect cleavage in three directions, just like calcite. I see no evidence of cleavage. The first photo gives the impression of a hexagonal prism, and suggests a brown tourmaline, though what it would be doing in this place is unclear to me.

I wonder if this stuff is from the dump of a mineral collector, many years ago?!!!

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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2018 19:43    Post subject: Re: Help identify this please  

The only thing that comes to mind on that would be the Indian camps and stories of the Cherokee trace that runs thru gilmer. I have been told of treasures etc.while growing up there. I have lots of artifacts that I have found over about 15yrs.of collecting.also some fossils so maybe it was caddo or Cherokee
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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2018 20:06    Post subject: Re: Help identify this please  

Rocks and stones in medicine bags or spirit bundles was not uncommon but no way to know.

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The only thing that comes to mind on that would be the Indian camps and stories of the Cherokee trace that runs thru gilmer. I have been told of treasures etc.while growing up there. I have lots of artifacts that I have found over about 15yrs.of collecting.also some fossils so maybe it was caddo or Cherokee
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