Found a strange rock

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posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 04:14 PM
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Just found this outside my office. Pretty cool looking and really shiny, but kinda dull at the same time. Took the following pictures with my phone, but they really dont do it justice.

The rock itself feels really light.

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Anyone know what it is?




posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 04:19 PM
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No idea, but my first thought was flint.......



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 04:21 PM
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it looks like hematite. but it is hard to determine from a picture



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 04:21 PM
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I know what that is but I can't remember what it's called. Keep it. It's semi-precious.

Sorry I can't remember the name. I will google for it.

It's not hematite.
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LAPIS LAZULI
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posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 04:23 PM
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Looks like graphite. Although I'm no rock expert.



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 04:24 PM
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From what I can tell, it's not magnetic.



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 04:26 PM
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Lapis Lazuli



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 04:27 PM
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It looks like it could be obsidian maybe. It would account for the light feeling.



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 04:27 PM
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Originally posted by PrplHrt
Lapis Lazuli


Do they look alike to you?



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 04:28 PM
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There is not a hint of blue anywhere on it. Only sliver-ish. I'll try to get a better pic when I get home



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 04:28 PM
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Duh. His stone is unprocessed.



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 04:30 PM
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A guess would be graphite if its really light.
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posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 04:32 PM
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It is not Lapis. Lapis is blue and that looks metalic if you want to see a picture of Lapis in it's rough state I can take pictures for you. I can also take pictures of hematite in its rough state if you want.
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posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 04:44 PM
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Possibly Graphite. Does it leave a mark when you draw it across a piece of paper?
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posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 04:44 PM
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Originally posted by PrplHrt
I know what that is but I can't remember what it's called. Keep it. It's semi-precious.

Sorry I can't remember the name. I will google for it.

It's not hematite.
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LAPIS LAZULI
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The blue of Lapis Lazuli is generally much "brighter"/lighter in hue...and, is almost always streaked (ribboned) with a yellow or goldish substance.

Sorry OP - can't be of much assistance, here.



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 04:49 PM
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I found one like that once. It was the size of a quarter and the color and texture looked just like the OP pictures. How I found it was sort of strange. Was driving on an I10 through New Orleans. All of a sudden the rock landed on the hood near the windshield. I was able to roll down the window and grab it before it fell off. It did not have any scratches like I would expect if it was thrown from a tire. The guy I was with and I joked it was a meteorite.
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posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 04:51 PM
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I'm going to go with carbon, I found the same looking rock(s) while digging in a my dirt floor crawl space, really light, black dull and shiny



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 04:55 PM
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I posted a while back about a strange rock I had found. Here

Your rock is very simular. Now I am starting to wonder myself what I have again?



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 04:55 PM
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I am a geology student with my concentration in mineralogy. It looks like either graphite, galena, hematite, magnetite, or coal.

If it's graphite, it will leave dark grey marks on paper or just rub it with your fingers and it will rub off on your fingers.

If it's magnetite, it will be magnetic.

If it's coal, it will be extremely light in your hand making it feel almost like it is hollow (empty) on the inside. There are different kinds of coal: bituminous, subbituminous, anthracite, and lignite.

My best guess is that it is galena though. I have quite a few galena sample of my own as it is one of my favorites.

Also, none of those I mentioned above are rocks. They are all minerals.



posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by proob4
I posted a while back about a strange rock I had found. Here

Your rock is very simular. Now I am starting to wonder myself what I have again?


The OP's rock and your rock look to be Bornite, also called "Peacock Rock".





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