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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2018 03:39    Post subject: Possible fakes?  

Hi, is it possible this is fake Quartz? I am suspicious because I haven't seen Quartz cut or polished in this way, and the 'whorls' remind me of glass, I also suspect that the Moldavite is also fake. One specimen of 'moldavite' is GLUED (lord help me) onto a piece of 'quartz' that is FULL of bubbles, perfectly round bubbles. I was under the impression Quartz doesn't have bubbles like that, only glass does? I can't see any bubbles in the weird rough quartzes, and really need some advice. If you need more pictures please let me know I'm scared to question my boss but something doesn't feel right here.. :/
So sorry if I did this wrong it's hard on my phone, just desperate for answers and I can't take the specimens out of the shop.



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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2018 04:48    Post subject: Re: Possible fakes?  

Two of those [the green ones] are Czech Moldavites which are tectites from the Ries crater in Germany. They look normal and not fake in any way. The patterns on them are due to ablation during molten and then semi-molten flight several hundred Km, followed by 15,000,000 years of etching in the ground by acids and bases, as well as abrasion. They are not quartz, but natural glass formed when a meteorite hit soil and rock at Ries.
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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2018 07:47    Post subject: Re: Possible fakes?  

lurkintheditch wrote:
...If you need more pictures please let me know I'm scared to question my boss but something doesn't feel right here...

Not too clever playing FBI agent placing photographs on an international forum of your boss's property. If you suspect him of wrongdoing, I am sure there are better ways to expose him (that is if he is guilty at all).

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