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Help ID a Mineral or Stone .

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posted on Apr, 14 2019 @ 03:57 PM
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a reply to: Gargoyle91

Doesn't have to have any wood patterns at all, other than the overall external shape..
Sometimes the wood is completely gone, just a pocket formed where the wood used to be, then the
quartz can fill that pocket left behind...Like a mold of a branch.

It also looks a bit like antler...no inner detail there either.
Looks like stag horn coral too...
nature likes to repeat shapes!

Did you buy this, or find it somewhere?


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posted on Apr, 14 2019 @ 03:57 PM
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a reply to: Gargoyle91

Run some tests at home. Put it in a container with water and check if it floats. Break a little piece and burn it.



posted on Apr, 14 2019 @ 03:58 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

lol, it might be a witch?



posted on Apr, 14 2019 @ 03:58 PM
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a reply to: Gargoyle91


Can you get a better pic of the sliced side?



posted on Apr, 14 2019 @ 04:01 PM
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a reply to: MorpheusUSA




If you drop it it would break like glass
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posted on Apr, 14 2019 @ 04:10 PM
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a reply to: spacedoubt

Found it while out treasure hunting



posted on Apr, 14 2019 @ 04:12 PM
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a reply to: Gargoyle91

petrified wood?



posted on Apr, 14 2019 @ 04:15 PM
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a reply to: BlueJacket

I've got plenty of piece's of petrified wood , I think this is to glassy on the inside to be wood .



posted on Apr, 14 2019 @ 04:24 PM
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a reply to: Gargoyle91

Where, roughly...In the US southwest perhaps?
Or somewhere where there were previous volcanic deposits?
it looks like material that was buried in ash, then the minerals seeped in and opalized/agatized the material.
Sometimes with hot ashfalls, the original material can completely go away leaving a perfect shape that is later filled in by silica gel or water laced with micro-quartz..

It also looks like the host rock/matrix rock s removed by someone by either dissolving it or with a diamond tipped dremel or something similar..



posted on Apr, 14 2019 @ 04:25 PM
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a reply to: Gargoyle91


Might be quartzite or marble, pretty sure its a metamorphic rock.



posted on Apr, 14 2019 @ 04:30 PM
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a reply to: MorpheusUSA

Polished end




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posted on Apr, 14 2019 @ 04:58 PM
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a reply to: Gargoyle91

The only other thing I can think of is akin to Chinese medicine.

Red Ginseng, its a process, not an actual plant. Ginseng is steamed with treated aconite. Once dried, it is hard as a rock, sounds a bit like porceline or glass when struck together



posted on Apr, 14 2019 @ 05:15 PM
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a reply to: BlueJacket

I just hit it under short and long range UV outside of it no reaction but under Long range UV the center of it glowed red orange ,



posted on Apr, 14 2019 @ 05:21 PM
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a reply to: Gargoyle91

weird petrified wood or weird fulgarite



posted on Apr, 14 2019 @ 05:29 PM
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Iy appears to be something that is permineralized. It does not really look like the petrified wood I have seen but I have just seen bigger chunks. It could be a concretion formed from a cavity that filled with minerals from an old root that rotted, then hardened into a solid piece after filling. It almost looks like it could be some sort of amber like material, is there amber in your area?

It's hard to identify something by a picture alone, you may have to bring it to someone locally who knows about local minerals and fossils. I do know quite a bit about rocks, I used to collect some with my uncle many decades ago and have his collection in the basement. Sometimes concretions form and it appears it may be a concretion, but what it is made of is kind of hard to determine. Was this found in a clay layer?

It doesn't look like one of those things that forms when lightning strikes the beach, they tend to be rough and look like branches, I have found pieces of some of those in the sand over the years.
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posted on Apr, 14 2019 @ 05:43 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

Yep its Agatized Coral



posted on Apr, 14 2019 @ 05:55 PM
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a reply to: Gargoyle91 Here is a reference to petrified wood fluorescing orange under UV light.
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posted on Apr, 14 2019 @ 06:42 PM
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originally posted by: Fallingdown
a reply to: olaru12

Yep its Agatized Coral


Yes, I know. I used to cut chalcedony from the Jemez Mts. into cabochons all the time when I was a lapidarian/metalsmith.



posted on Apr, 14 2019 @ 06:46 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

I saw it in a display at the Collier County fair. Do you know that it’s the Florida State stone ?



posted on Apr, 14 2019 @ 06:55 PM
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Not going to read the whole thread but guessing solution pipes
duckduckgo.com...

If it’s mineral, it is a vertical rock







 
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