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Hello, Hairfinds. Welcome to the forum.
Looks like a mixed stone. I believe I see flakes of mica there and a sort of 'frosting' of quartz with iron in it. The frosting reminds me of a cake:cool:
 

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You posted this just as I posted a reply to your first set of pics:))
It sparkles! What a beauty.

I'd love to hear Maryann's take on this one as I wonder what else there may be here. I believe I see quartz and hematite (iron containing) at a minimum.
Thank You I love the deep red in this stone. Also here is a pic of the stone I found before it.
 

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The shiny silver looks like galena. I've never seen it encrusted with anything but that's what the inner mineral looks like to me. That red one, a mystery stone for sure! I don't know…
 
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What came to mind when I saw the red, though, was the word "cinnabar", but I hope it's not that, or that if it is that you handle it carefully. Cinnabar can leach mercury through the skin. I did a quick search and found this image of a stone with cinnabar on the surface:
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Both galena and cinnabar are pretty heavy stones, so you'd feel the weight in your hand compared to something less dense, like a regular old rock.
 
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What came to mind when I saw the red, though, was the word "cinnabar", but I hope it's not that, or that if it is that you handle it carefully. Cinnabar can leach mercury through the skin. I did a quick search and found this image of a stone with cinnabar on the surface:
Hairfinds, I was curious, looked up cinnabar, and discovered there is quite a bit in Nevada.
 
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What came to mind when I saw the red, though, was the word "cinnabar", but I hope it's not that, or that if it is that you handle it carefully. Cinnabar can leach mercury through the skin. I did a quick search and found this image of a stone with cinnabar on the surface:
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Maryann thank you for your input I've had a fascination with crystals ever since I was a lil kid. My dad before he died took my arrow Head hunting in Kentucky he always found some neat artifacts. I love how the first picture I took of the quarts with the shiny mineral looks like a "?"
 
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Here is today's Hairfinds. Any idea of the white growth surrounding the back half of this stone? The yellow and red are wicked against the white back like a face
 

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So I bought a Dremel and some bits and tried my hand at polishing and stone carvings. I also found this pendent while rock hunting
 

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So I bought a Dremel and some bits and tried my hand at polishing and stone carvings. I also found this pendent while rock hunting
Very nice. I've done a bit of carving with some of the stones I've found.
 
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So I bought a Dremel and some bits and tried my hand at polishing and stone carvings. I also found this pendent while rock hunting
Your heart is my favorite
 
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This is the beginning of Part Two of the original thread.

If you have an unknown stone or crystal, we might be able to help.
The best way to take a photo is outside in the daylight with a neutral background.
We love to be amazed, so share your beauties.
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The yellow quartz is 53 cm by 20 cm I've seen so many lab crystals I'm wondering if any process may have gone through this or if even possible to change or alter a crystal this size the creamy Ness and color is consultant but I'm just stating out
 

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Michael369 is that quartz coming from a bed of other material? If so, it may be living quartz. Do you know the origin?
We've got 2 people who are very good at identification, and they should be around in a few hours (different time zones).
 

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I don't know if that's lab-grown, but I do see a lot of interesting faces there, 7-sided next to 4-sided. Have you see if there are channelers or windows, etc? It's possible they could be golden healers, as they have that lemurian quartz matte look, at least in the photos. Those would come from iron-rich base, which is what that looks to be. Interesting growth formations. Is that typical of lab-grown?
 

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This is the beginning of Part Two of the original thread.

If you have an unknown stone or crystal, we might be able to help.
The best way to take a photo is outside in the daylight with a neutral background.
We love to be amazed, so share your beauties.
Hi everyone,
I would greatly appreciate some help identifying this crystal. Thank you in advance.
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