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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2018 04:45    Post subject: Help identifying mineral samples  

Hi, found an old box of samples, labels have perished so can't identify some.

Photos are on a word document but it's too large to attach here. I can send via email if anyone has a spare five minutes to have a look and let me know.

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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2018 05:03    Post subject: Re: Help identifying mineral samples  

We can help you only if you download the images here Damien. We do not use other external systems to avoid commercial purposes.

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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2018 05:32    Post subject: Re: Help identifying mineral samples  

Thanks, here are the images. All samples are roughly the same size, 2cm x 2 cm x 2cm.


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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2018 08:02    Post subject: Re: Help identifying mineral samples  

Mostly just colourful rocks, nothing special that I can see. Some quartz
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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2018 12:24    Post subject: Re: Help identifying mineral samples  

Hi, Danomasts
As James say, few could said....
I think that the horn like piece of picture 3 is crysopase (a variety of chalcedony, that is quartz at the end.. Just fare more valued....)
Second piece looks to me as a chunk of sodalite in matrix (blue stuff, the sodalite)
Image of piece 4 looks to me as a kind of mica, maybe fuchsite (a chromian variety)
Sample 5 looks to me as a cut piece of malachite
Rest, no idea,..
Maybe the yellow one, karpathite in quartz

Just guessing


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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2018 17:51    Post subject: Re: Help identifying mineral samples  

I agree with Lluis that #2 looks like sodalite.
#3 & 4 chrysoprase
#5 fuchsite
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PostPosted: Jan 13, 2018 01:47    Post subject: Re: Help identifying mineral samples  

#6 maybe gypsum and sulphur
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