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Lila

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Hello guys,

I bought this stone a few days ago, and was told it was a green aventurine.

However, when I look online, aventurine seems to be less transparent (this one is actually quite transparent in some places, more than the pictures show.) So i'm having doubts it's Aventurine.

From a quick google search, the color looked closer to me to Green Apophyllite.

But I don't know. Any help would be very appreciated.

Thank you!

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I'd be surprised if that piece were aventurine.
Perhaps green apophyllite though I personally haven't seen that exact shade (which may not mean much).
I do note that it has a real sparkle which is something I do associate with apophyllite; both visually and via feel.
 

Rosebud98

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I've seen rose quartz that looked like the pink portion of this. That would make the redder parts probably iron containing quartz (or fire quarts or other names I can't recall now).
Do you think it could be a tangerine quartz? That was the only thing ive been able to find closest to it.
And i also guessed apatite for the dark green ( which i agree has such a beautiful color that im in love with) and ive guessed green aventurine for the lighter green. Do you guys think it could be green aventurine?8980
 

eatinice

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Hi there, I picked up this sphere recently but I'm a little conflicted about what it might be...If anyone recognizes it or has some guesses I'd really appreciate it! (My guess is that it is some type of agate? But I really want to be sure...) c7.jpgc2.jpgc1.jpgc3.jpgc5.jpg Thanks!!
 

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Linda

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eatinice that is lovely specimen. One of our experts is having internet issues, so it might take some time to get an answer.
 
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eatinice

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Thanks Linda and Maryann. :) I did some more research and I think it actually might be a sardonyx agate. I got this for under $30 and it seems sardonyx agate is very common and the other spheres are around this same price range.
 
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Thanks Linda and Maryann. :) I did some more research and I think it actually might be a sardonyx agate. I got this for under $30 and it seems sardonyx agate is very common and the other spheres are around this same price range.
I can see why you are thinking sardonyx agate.
It's beautifully banded; like a little Jupiter. Even has a 'big red spot' (last pic):cool:
 
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Just ordered a mystery box and i have a few crystals that i cannot seem to identify. I have my suspicions on a few but just want to make sure.
In the big pic, lower right, the pinkish one looks like rose quartz.

If you got a bag of rocks from Amazon, which comes from China, I got the same bag. It's like 10lbs of stones or something like that.
 
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However, when I look online, aventurine seems to be less transparent (this one is actually quite transparent in some places, more than the pictures show.) So i'm having doubts it's Aventurine.
Stones can vary quite a lot in color and transparency. That's what makes it hard to ID minerals. Even when I got a book (from Audobon) on minerals, they only display nearly perfect showpieces, not average pieces, so that STILL makes it hard to ID stuff I have. |-)

One thing you might do is find a nearby crystal store, go in with your piece and ask the person there, or compare it to other pieces that are already identified.
 
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HollyBeans

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Some Crystal backstory. The main one I'm having issues with. Is the one that kind of looks like melted pyrite. The crazy thing is that it is magnetic but "poller". So it pushes away instead of attracting. My Metal Detector even picks it up. I've taken it into a couple of Rock Stores, and no one knows what it is. If I can't find any information on here. I'm going to take it into a professor or museum.

The next one I believe is Aquamarine. I would just like to know what the white crystal is in the middle?

The rest I have no idea what they are.
 

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That first one led me on a hunt.
First, I queried rocks that repel magnets. I came up with a few intriguing sources, including this: https://sciencing.com/materials-do-magnets-repel-6872613.html which mentions 3 materials: carbon graphite, bismuth and silver.
Then, I asked for an image of carbon graphite. This: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckminsterfullerene showed me one that looks pretty similar to yours. It's a buckyball or fullerene or C60 (lots of different names for these awesome little gems).
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The fourth pic seems to have some perfect squares that look a lot like fluorite.
 

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