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Please help ID this stone
Posted by: Identifiseer
Date: November 10, 2018 12:12PM
Was given to a lady, 1966 Johannesburg South Africa
Color combination of purplish/silver/gunmetal shifts in sunlight




Re: Please help ID this stone
Posted by: Pondmn
Date: November 10, 2018 08:27PM
looks similar to charoite but need better pictures

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Re: Please help ID this stone
Posted by: Champ Ferguson
Date: November 10, 2018 08:39PM
About all I can say is that its crystal form is cubic.
Does your post mean that it is FROM the Johannesburg area or just that she obtained it from someone there?



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Re: Please help ID this stone
Posted by: Identifiseer
Date: November 11, 2018 02:51AM
Not sure to be honest.

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Re: Please help ID this stone
Posted by: Champ Ferguson
Date: November 11, 2018 08:14AM
Its kinda iffy to id a rock from just pictures. Her best bet is to take it to the local college geology dept and ask someone there. They will be happy to help. Another way is to take it to a gem/mineral show- they often have a table just to help folk id stuff + theres lots of knowledgeable folks there. Good Luck.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/11/2018 08:14AM by Champ Ferguson.

Re: Please help ID this stone
Posted by: Identifiseer
Date: November 11, 2018 08:17AM
Thank you

Re: Please help ID this stone
Posted by: Dave J.
Date: November 12, 2018 08:17PM
Meanwhile better pix from several angles and some common object (finger, coin, ruler) to give scale would help. With good pix and sometimes a bit of other information we have a pretty good track record of being able to identify stuff here.

Re: Please help ID this stone
Posted by: Identifiseer
Date: November 12, 2018 08:57PM
Thank you, unfortunately the stone is not with me, will try.

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