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PostPosted: Feb 10, 2019 23:44    Post subject: Three unknown specimens  

Need help identifying these three specimens.

1st rock i think is apophyllite on something?

2nd rock i think is stilbite with some type of small crystal cluster

3rd rock that is on the stand i have no clue. looks like it has a mix of stilbite, some crystals, a black vine of something that is also in some of the stilbite area. It's very heavy. probably abpi 30 lbs



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 Mineral: apophyllite
 Dimensions: 25 x 15 cm
 Description:
Possibly apophyllite
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 Mineral: stilbite
 Dimensions: 30 x15 cm
 Description:
2nd rock possibly stilbite
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 Mineral: Don't know
 Dimensions: 30 x15 cm
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3rd rock pic 1
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 Dimensions: 30 x15 cm
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3rd rock pic 2 - side pic
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 Mineral: Don't know
 Dimensions: 30 x15 cm
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3rd rock - side pic of black vein
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 Mineral: Don't know
 Dimensions: 30 x15 cm
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3rd rock closer side pick with black cluster
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PostPosted: Feb 11, 2019 10:57    Post subject: Re: Three unknown specimens  

The first two definitely look like "Apophyllite and Stilbite" and "Stilbite and Laumontite(?)", both likely from India.Third one is tough just from a simple photo. When posting unknowns it often helps to list whatever you know about them. Where did you get it? If you acquired it, do you have any clues as to where it was originally collected? Locality makes a huge difference in identification of many minerals.
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PostPosted: Feb 11, 2019 12:46    Post subject: Re: Three unknown specimens  

Thank you for the information. I don’t have anything else to give on that third rock. I came across it at a store here in Texas. They do not specialize in rocks and did not know what it was. I thought it was an interesting piece so I purchased it.
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PostPosted: Feb 11, 2019 12:59    Post subject: Re: Three unknown specimens  

The first specimen looks like stilbite and calcite (the cubes). Although the specimen's georgaphic origin could very likely be India, it could also be from any number of occurrences in the Pacific Northwest -- with calcite cubes often found in association with stilbite (for example, the Mill Creek quarry in Oregon). I concur with Scot concerning the other two specimens.
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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2019 14:45    Post subject: Re: Three unknown specimens  

Scot Krueger wrote:
The first two definitely look like "Apophyllite and Stilbite" and "Stilbite and Laumontite(?)", both likely from India.Third one is tough just from a simple photo. When posting unknowns it often helps to list whatever you know about them. Where did you get it? If you acquired it, do you have any clues as to where it was originally collected? Locality makes a huge difference in identification of many minerals.

Scott is right about the first 2 specimens. Definitely from India.
The third one looks like Calcite. A small drop of vinegar will confirm. Look for lots of fizzing. Perform on an inconspicuous spot. Looks like Mexico to me, but nothing distinctive.
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