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This may be a green aventurine as it is a form of quartz and having the quartz combined would then make sense.
 
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hey everyone! i’m new here, hope i posted this correctly. i took this guy to my local rock shop and the owner told me it was a moroccan quartz. needless to say i was a little skeptical about that....anybody know what i have here? 08E64B6B-074A-4760-BAC1-6B692179EB34.jpeg FCF3B354-6D4B-4071-A945-5DB6F1F5F1A3.jpeg
 

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Quartz does seem likely to my eye.
Maybe some zeolites too, giving that tan/orange tinge?

It's beautiful.
Where did you get it from?
 
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That looks like a clear quartz cluster.

Clear quartz can have a different color beneath it based on another type of crystal and the rock it's manifested/grown in.

I have a clear quartz cluster from the desert here in Arizona which is somewhat similar. I will find the picture and post it below. I think it's on my instagram.

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Even though there are a lot of shades of brown, most of the top of it, if you could see it from a different angle, is just clear quartz. The coloring is coming from between the points.
 
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thanks for your answers! i actually picked it up from a shop in pennsylvania that has things shipped in from all over so i can’t say exactly where its from. it was labeled when i bought it but since then i’ve forgotten what it was and i’m sure i would have remembered something as simple as quartz. it sure does look like some sort of quartz i just wish i knew exactly what. hopefully this picture helps you understand what im saying
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I have a pendant of a similar color, and it is Tangerine Quartz. It gets its color from iron oxide and much of it is found in Brazil.
 
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I know I need to take some in natural light but it is night here at the moment and will try to take some tomorrow. I have a handful of rocks and stones I kept that were my grandmothers after she passed away. I know what all the other ones are but I can’t figure out what this is? Any ideas?
 
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At first glance it sure looks like a green fluorite which can also be called natural green fluorite or emerald fluorite, but fluorite is meant to have cubes inside it most of the time, but can form in other shapes, it's just uncommon.

The other thing is may be is a green quartz, aka vermarine or prasiolite, but then it looks like there is some heat treatment which may be interntional or natural.

Let's see what others think!
 

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I wear a necklace of green fluorite beads, which I find very grounding.

In the picture are:

top: green fluorite beads (note the fluorite is almost translucent. There are a couple of amethysts in there as well, I think).

middle: green soapstone beads (each bead is carved)

bottom: something pretty I wear which has green stones, I'm not sure what they are

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I know I need to take some in natural light but it is night here at the moment and will try to take some tomorrow. I have a handful of rocks and stones I kept that were my grandmothers after she passed away. I know what all the other ones are but I can’t figure out what this is? Any ideas?
Is there any chance it could be glass? In the picture (this may not be the case in real life) it looks almost molten to me, like glass that is melted.
It's a beautiful green colour, whatever it is!
 

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I wear a necklace of green fluorite beads, which I find very grounding.

In the picture are:

top: green fluorite beads (note the fluorite is almost translucent. There are a couple of amethysts in there as well, I think).

middle: green soapstone beads (each bead is carved)

bottom: something pretty I wear which has green stones, I'm not sure what they are

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Are the last green ones aventurine?
 
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So with the new photos it could be green obsidian. Green obsidian is found from central Mexico through Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

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Source: http://star-news.info/2017/11/16/mysterious-green-glass-unearthed-in-irvington/

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Source: https://www.pinterest.nz/pin/834291899691786921/?lp=true

I think obsidian more closely matches what you have rather than flourite or green quartz. The strange part about it is the white layer underneath and the hard thing to work out if it is man made that as melted off of something, or real obsidian!
 

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So with the new photos it could be green obsidian. Green obsidian is found from central Mexico through Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica

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Source: http://star-news.info/2017/11/16/mysterious-green-glass-unearthed-in-irvington/

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Source: https://www.pinterest.nz/pin/834291899691786921/?lp=true!

I think obsidian more closely matches what you have rather than flourite or green quartz. The strange part about it is the white layer underneath and the hard thing to work out if it is man made that as melted off of something, or real obsidian!
Those are beautiful pictures of green obsidian. That would be a real find! I believe that the name andara is sometimes used for coloured obsidian.

Obsidian has been called 'volcanic glass'.
I gather this is because it's made of similar material and made in a similar way, although obsidian is forged in the earth and glass in a glass forge. Both would use high temperatures.

I agree that the white portions underneath feel like an important clue.
 
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The actual green part looks just like the obsidian.. it almost looks as if the white part was attached to it? Or like previously said if it was somehow heated together. I don’t know lol I will love it no matter what and will keep it in my collection but it would be nice to know what it is!
 
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for anyone still curious, i took the cluster we all thought to be tangerine quartz back to the shop where i found it and it turns out its calcite. the green one looks like it might also be a green calcite
 

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for anyone still curious, i took the cluster we all thought to be tangerine quartz back to the shop where i found it and it turns out its calcite. the green one looks like it might also be a green calcite
Ah, I could picture that... with a bit difference in lighting.
Calcite is some of my favourite stone now that I have lucked across a beautiful assortment, with a variety of colours. Sometimes it just shines amazingly. These do<3
 

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