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Identity Help

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Mineral Identification (How to - PLEASE READ before posting questions)

by Alan Plante
6 07/31/2014 07:48PM
Last Post by David Von Bargen

PLEASE READ before answering requests for help!   (Pages: 1 2)

by Jolyon & Katya Ralph
81 02/14/2012 02:46PM
Last Post by Stephan Segedy

Burgundy, smooth, slight magnetic attraction: need help identifying please Attachments

by Michael Harwell
9 01/20/2017 07:52PM
Last Post by Michael Harwell

Need help with two I.D.'s (one pink and the other bright red) Attachments

by Robert Darabos
4 01/20/2017 01:46AM
Last Post by D. Peck

REAL Turquoise? please help Attachments

by Jules Mahpari
10 01/19/2017 09:35PM
Last Post by Jules Mahpari

Are these turquoise/ Attachments

by Linda Hauck
2 01/19/2017 08:35PM
Last Post by Bob Harman

Unknown in quartz Attachments

by Antonio Nazario
6 01/19/2017 06:25PM
Last Post by Rui Nunes

What is the name of this mineral(s) Attachments

by Edmar AB
13 01/19/2017 03:56PM
Last Post by Edmar AB

Garnet or Triplite? what is it

by Aqua marine
3 01/19/2017 03:08PM
Last Post by Harold Moritz

Unknown in an Indiana Geode Attachments

by Bill Cordua
6 01/19/2017 03:00PM
Last Post by Harold Moritz

Identify please. Tantalite?

by Aqua marine
4 01/19/2017 02:57PM
Last Post by Harold Moritz

Identity help please. Attachments

by Michael Harwell
25 01/19/2017 02:34PM
Last Post by Tom Tucker

'Garnet' from Magnet Cove Attachments

by Patrick D'Elia
3 01/19/2017 01:42PM
Last Post by Patrick D'Elia

Gnarly Specimen from Dwyer Fluorite Mine (Fluorite, Calcite, etc) Attachments

by Thomas Wahl
4 01/19/2017 04:48AM
Last Post by Nthingu Musomba

Unknowns from the Tonopah mine Attachments

by Antonio Nazario
8 01/18/2017 10:15PM
Last Post by Antonio Nazario

structure identity help Attachments

by Dustin Ryan Alexander
12 01/18/2017 03:25AM
Last Post by Doug Daniels

red/green stone please help identify Attachments

by Dustin Ryan Alexander
25 01/18/2017 02:19AM
Last Post by D. Peck

Miargyrite? Attachments

by Kyle Beucke
3 01/17/2017 09:39PM
Last Post by Kyle Beucke

Metallic-looking peice Attachments

by James Justice
12 01/17/2017 08:46PM
Last Post by Mark Andrews

Is this a Calcite Twin? Attachments

by Chris Clemens
4 01/17/2017 08:23PM
Last Post by Rob Woodside

Yellowish xx on orthoclase Attachments

by Giuliano Bettini
3 01/17/2017 04:45PM
Last Post by Volkmar Stingl

Blue Tourmaline labeled as coming from Arizona Attachments

by Ian Nicastro
2 01/17/2017 04:32PM
Last Post by Reiner Mielke

Unknown with pyrite Attachments

by Antonio Nazario
4 01/17/2017 04:21PM
Last Post by Reiner Mielke

Gneiss made from chlorite, epidote and white feldspar? Attachments

by Dustin Ryan Alexander
6 01/17/2017 02:02PM
Last Post by Reiner Mielke

Fossilized Coral? Attachments

by Robert Darabos
13 01/16/2017 10:24PM
Last Post by D. Peck

Do you call this Calcite or Aragonite? Attachments

by SophiaJoy MB
5 01/16/2017 02:09PM
Last Post by SophiaJoy MB

big chunk of epidote/chlorite? Attachments

by Dustin Ryan Alexander
3 01/16/2017 02:14AM
Last Post by Dustin Ryan Alexander

Anyone familiar with druzy quartz conglomerates?

by Dustin Ryan Alexander
12 01/16/2017 01:50AM
Last Post by Dustin Ryan Alexander

Green Inclusions in Lubin Mine Gypsum

by Jake Harper
2 01/15/2017 10:01AM
Last Post by Tomasz Praszkier


by Peyton Cohoon
10 01/14/2017 06:30PM
Last Post by Peyton Cohoon

Pyrite with unknown black/green crystals (From edge of Gatineau Park, QC Attachments

by Thomas Wahl
7 01/14/2017 05:55PM
Last Post by D. Peck

Unknown from Yubileinaya Pgmt, Russia Attachments

by Reiner Mielke
13 01/14/2017 12:35PM
Last Post by Łukasz Kruszewski

Heterogenite & Malachite from Kabolela? Attachments

by Vik Vanrusselt
8 01/13/2017 11:41PM
Last Post by Emil Box

Highly Magnetic Mineral from Marmora Area, Ontario (with streak pic) Attachments

by Thomas Wahl
3 01/13/2017 07:13PM
Last Post by Thomas Wahl

Sapphire? Attachments

by Steve Ipp
1 01/13/2017 05:52PM
Last Post by Steve Ipp

Name this Mineral/Rock Attachments

by Robert Darabos
12 01/13/2017 05:23PM
Last Post by D. Peck

Distinguishing sedimentary from volcanic rocks

by Isaac Carman
9 01/13/2017 05:18PM
Last Post by D. Peck

Green spiderweb jasper? and...... Attachments

by Michael Harwell
10 01/13/2017 05:39AM
Last Post by Gregg Little

Rhodochrosite from Santa Eulalia? Attachments

by Ignacio Rios Jr.
14 01/12/2017 07:44PM
Last Post by Wayne Corwin

Zimbabwe Ilmenite location help Attachments

by Rolf Luetcke
12 01/12/2017 06:54PM
Last Post by Rolf Luetcke

Native platinum ore nugget? Attachments

21 01/11/2017 03:38PM
Last Post by Jasun D. McAvoy

Carnotite? Attachments

by Theodore Hansen Theo
2 01/11/2017 01:12AM
Last Post by Reiner Mielke

Hydrobiotite from Franklin NJ Attachments

by Rolf Luetcke
28 01/10/2017 12:56PM
Last Post by Rolf Luetcke

opal or what? Attachments

by Theodore Hansen Theo
6 01/09/2017 08:21PM
Last Post by Gregg Little

Its probably either Scapolite or Vesuvianite but I'm not sure Attachments

by Matt Ciranni
11 01/09/2017 07:59PM
Last Post by Matt Ciranni

Unkown mineral and locality Attachments

by Torben Kjeldgård
5 01/09/2017 07:24PM
Last Post by Gregg Little

Trébeurdenite: Type locality needs correction

9 01/09/2017 02:48PM
Last Post by Erik Vercammen

Yellow Crystals - ID help Attachments

by Andy Young
7 01/08/2017 09:43PM
Last Post by Paul Brandes

Unknown EDS help Attachments

by Joshua Chambers
24 01/07/2017 11:38PM
Last Post by Pedro Alves

Unknown Heavy Purple Crystal Attachments

by Theodore Hansen Theo
8 01/07/2017 05:52PM
Last Post by D. Peck

Geode or petrified wood or fossil coral? Attachments

by Jennifer OK1
3 01/07/2017 04:40PM
Last Post by Bob Harman

Green Blue Mineral on Matrix Attachments

by Robert Darabos
5 01/07/2017 04:17PM
Last Post by Robert Darabos

Unknown from Baker Egg Ranch NM Attachments

by Rolf Luetcke
11 01/06/2017 11:47PM
Last Post by Tom Henderson

unknown blade cluster Attachments

by Theodore Hansen Theo
7 01/06/2017 03:31PM
Last Post by Alex Homenuke

Unknown radioactive Attachments

by Reiner Mielke
61 01/06/2017 01:25PM
Last Post by Erik Vercammen

Looking for Locality Information: Klaus Treu Hartz Mine, Minas Gerais

by Steve Hardinger
3 01/06/2017 03:04AM
Last Post by Steve Hardinger

Identity help Attachments

by Andy Young
31 01/05/2017 10:28PM
Last Post by John Oostenryk

Locality help Attachments

by Antonio Nazario
2 01/03/2017 06:15PM
Last Post by Dana Slaughter

Help Attachments

by Antonio Nazario
6 01/03/2017 03:33PM
Last Post by Antonio Nazario

Identity Help Attachments

by AbdulB Sh
5 01/03/2017 06:07AM
Last Post by AbdulB Sh


by Richard Antony Bell
3 01/02/2017 11:14PM
Last Post by Richard Antony Bell

New Zealand collector (old) information

by Paul Van hee (2)
1 01/01/2017 01:09PM
Last Post by Paul Van hee (2)

Is this drusy Quartz? Attachments

by Robert Darabos
4 01/01/2017 12:01PM
Last Post by Reiner Mielke

Conflicting ID's Attachments

by Cooper Jones
3 12/31/2016 06:07PM
Last Post by Uwe Kolitsch

unknowns in Mount Malosa specimen Attachments

by Tony Peterson
7 12/31/2016 01:23AM
Last Post by Ian Nicastro

Is this translucent stone cryptocrytallin red chert. With manganese

by Michael Harwell
13 12/29/2016 01:33PM
Last Post by Reiner Mielke

I think this is Väyrynenite, what's your opinion? Attachments

by Aymeric Longi
14 12/28/2016 06:03AM
Last Post by Ian Nicastro

identify the mineral.

by Aqua marine
6 12/27/2016 07:38PM
Last Post by Peter Slootweg

Guatemalan Serpentine? If so, what kind? Attachments

by Robert Darabos
24 12/26/2016 08:54PM
Last Post by Ralph Bottrill

Black Mineral with Heulandite, India Attachments

by Rolf Luetcke
6 12/24/2016 12:49PM
Last Post by Rolf Luetcke

Unknown Rare Earth? Attachments

by Joshua Chambers
16 12/23/2016 10:56AM
Last Post by Aksel Österlöf

Cody Wyoming Sulphur specimen Attachments

by Rolf Luetcke
7 12/23/2016 09:08AM
Last Post by Erik Vercammen

Possible emerald? Attachments

by Theodore Hansen Theo
19 12/23/2016 06:19AM
Last Post by Ian Nicastro

Label Help # 41 Attachments

by Leslie George
4 12/22/2016 06:49PM
Last Post by Leslie George

Help ID #1 Attachments

by Frank Festa
7 12/21/2016 03:32PM
Last Post by Reiner Mielke

Igneous with Olivine and x and y...? Attachments

by Mike Ash
12 12/21/2016 05:11AM
Last Post by Mike Ash

Chinese fluorite Attachments

by Jean-Francois Carpentier
3 12/20/2016 10:41PM
Last Post by Scott Rider

Strange Fluorite? Attachments

by Fernando Metelli
11 12/20/2016 10:20PM
Last Post by Fernando Metelli

Blue apatite from Madagascar Attachments

by Reiner Mielke
4 12/20/2016 07:21PM
Last Post by Reiner Mielke

Dundas, Ontario locality help? Attachments

by Joshua Chambers
12 12/20/2016 11:29AM
Last Post by Joshua Chambers

Help ID #2 Attachments

by Frank Festa
9 12/20/2016 06:55AM
Last Post by Tim Jokela Jr

Blue apatite

by Reiner Mielke
4 12/19/2016 09:52PM
Last Post by Jolyon & Katya Ralph

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