posted on Dec, 1 2012 @ 04:05 AM
Originally posted by Juston
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.
Anyone know what it is?
I propose this solution.
Take a measuring cup fill it with enough water to cover the stone.
Drop the stone into the water and see how much it has risen. The difference is the size of the stone.
Weigh the stone on a kitchen scale. The weight divided by its size is it's density.
When we know its density, establishing its type should be a fairly straightforward process, and given that we also know how it looks, we can weed out
the obvious incorrect candidates, so the measurements doesn't have to be super exact to be useful.
This ought to work, I think.
edit on 1-12-2012 by DupontDeux because: (no reason given)