We use cookies to show content based on your preferences. If you continue to browse you accept their use and installation. More information. >

FMF - Friends of Minerals Forum, discussion and message board
The place to share your mineralogical experiences

FMF English Forum is moderated by John S. White and Peter Megaw
 

Spanish message board






Newest topics and users posts
17 Nov-15:04:34 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
17 Nov-14:44:42 Re: worm casings? fossilized? (Kevin Schofield)
17 Nov-13:25:21 Re: unsure of mineral or stone, found in northeastern colorado (Birdbrain59)
17 Nov-13:21:28 Re: worm casings? fossilized? (Birdbrain59)
17 Nov-12:30:01 Re: collection of tobi (Jose Luis Jara Jara)
17 Nov-12:25:14 Re: new generation for picture - ploum (Jose Luis Jara Jara)
17 Nov-08:47:12 Re: worm casings? fossilized? (Alfredo)
17 Nov-06:39:59 Re: worm casings? fossilized? (R Saunders)
17 Nov-05:39:56 Re: collection of tobi (Tobi)
17 Nov-05:09:00 Re: collection of tobi (Tobi)
17 Nov-04:24:08 Re: new generation for picture - ploum (Ploum)
16 Nov-20:37:19 Re: unsure of mineral or stone, found in northeastern colorado (Tom Tucker)
16 Nov-18:34:09 Re: unsure of mineral or stone, found in northeastern colorado (Bob Carnein)
16 Nov-17:54:47 Re: worm casings? fossilized? (Stumptownjoe)
16 Nov-17:33:07 Re: worm casings? fossilized? (Vic Rzonca)
16 Nov-17:19:45 Re: worm casings? fossilized? (Stumptownjoe)
16 Nov-17:02:11 Re: worm casings? fossilized? (Vic Rzonca)
16 Nov-16:42:42 Re: unsure of mineral or stone, found in northeastern colorado (Sante Celiberti)
16 Nov-16:02:54 Re: worm casings? fossilized? (Stumptownjoe)
16 Nov-16:00:09 Worm casings? fossilized? (Stumptownjoe)
16 Nov-14:07:00 Re: new generation for picture - ploum (Ploum)
16 Nov-13:40:31 Re: don lum collection (Don Lum)
16 Nov-12:34:46 Re: collection of fiebre verde - chivor (#748) (Fiebre Verde)
16 Nov-12:22:22 Re: collection of philippe durand (Philippe Durand)
16 Nov-12:22:09 Re: unsure of mineral or stone , found in northeastern colorado (Bob Harman)

For lists of newest topics and postings click here


RSS RSS

View unanswered posts

Why and how to register

Index Index
 FAQFAQ RegisterRegister  Log inLog in
 {Forgotten your password?}Forgotten your password?  

Like
59986


The time now is Nov 17, 2019 15:40

Search for a textSearch for a text   

A general guide for using the Forum with some rules and tips
Fake Rose Quartz?
  
  Index -> FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?
Like
3


View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

Chops




Joined: 04 Jun 2019
Posts: 2

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jun 04, 2019 11:28    Post subject: Fake Rose Quartz?  

Hi,

I just received the following "Rose Quartz Crystal" and a lot of things seem off to me.

First, there doesn't seem to be any incision in the Crystal. Rather, the inside seems to contain cloudy threads in a pattern that looks like cotton candy.
Second, the "Crystal" doesn't feel as cold as my other specimens at home.
Third, there seems to be what looks like small bubbles to me.

I'm sorry for the poor quality of the photos but I will try to post some better ones asap.



DSC_2779-2.jpg
 Mineral: rose Quartz?
 Locality:
China
 Dimensions: 25cm high x 5cm wide
 Description:
 Viewed:  1037 Time(s)

DSC_2779-2.jpg



DSC_2777-2.jpg
 Description:
 Viewed:  1032 Time(s)

DSC_2777-2.jpg



DSC_2773-2.jpg
 Description:
These are the small bubble like things I see inside
 Viewed:  1031 Time(s)

DSC_2773-2.jpg


Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Peter Lemkin




Joined: 18 Nov 2016
Posts: 236
Location: Prague

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jun 04, 2019 12:34    Post subject: Re: Fake Rose Quartz?  

First, from the photos, it is not a crystal, but a polished piece of stone, likely quartz [but could be other things - you'd have to do hardness and possibly other tests]. But this Forum is sort of dedicated to natural crystals...a quartz crystal would have six sides - your object seems to have been polished to have four.....
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Bob Harman




Joined: 06 Nov 2015
Posts: 601
Location: Indiana


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jun 04, 2019 15:28    Post subject: Re: Fake Rose Quartz?  

Not too much can be gathered from the poor quality photos.

If natural, it is a carved and polished piece of massive rose quartz, most likely from China or the southern Black Hills of South Dakota. Both localities have produced tons of this stuff for jewelry, carving and polishing into knick-knacks and creations sold in touristy gift shops. Even the accompanying wooden base is in keeping with this being a carved/polished knick-knack.

True mineral collectors show little interest in this carved and polished stuff. Bob
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
3
   

Tobi




Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Posts: 3139
Location: Good Old Germany


Access to the FMF Gallery title=

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jun 05, 2019 04:08    Post subject: Re: Fake Rose Quartz?  

As Peter and Bob already said, this is a cut & polished piece, most likely common quartz. But no matter WHAT material this is, it is definitely NOT a "rose quartz crystal". Natural rose quartz occurs mostly as compact mass of rock, well-crystallized specimens are very, very rare and quite small. So I am sorry for you but if someone sold it to you as "rose quartz crystal" then it was a fraud :-(
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   

Chops




Joined: 04 Jun 2019
Posts: 2

View user's profile

Send private message

PostPosted: Jun 05, 2019 08:48    Post subject: Re: Fake Rose Quartz?  

Thanks a lot for the input.

Yes I should be more careful about the distinction between "Crystal" and "polished pieces of stones".

The original photo did show the piece on a black rock bedding, and although I have nothing against polished pieces, what ticked me was the feel and the small flake-like bubbles inside.

I think I'll try to get a refund for it.
Back to top
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Like
   
Display posts from previous:   
   Index -> FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1
    

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


All pictures, text, design © Forum FMF 2006-2019


Powered by FMF