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Brown/Green Smooth Shiny - Help?

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britty February 27, 2012 05:36PM
I just purchased this necklace from an estate sale for $1.50. I'm pretty excited about it. But after doing some research, I can't find out what the stone is. I thought maybe petrified wood, but it doesn't have rings, and it does have the green. Anyone have an idea? I'd sure be grateful. :) I wish I could provide more information about it, but I'm really pretty clueless. If you need any more info, let me know.

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Stephanie Martin February 27, 2012 07:02PM
My first impression looks to be some type of jasper, however the indoor lighting in the photo is too yellow to get a good perception of the colour. Try taking a photo in natural light either near a bright window or outside.

Owen Lewis (2) February 27, 2012 08:30PM
Most times, it is not possible to positively ID a stone from a photo. In the case of your photos, I think that this is doubly true. Do a little local research an find your nearest mineral/gem club and show the stone to them? Or a museum that has a mineralology section?

Sorry not to be more helpful.
Craig Mercer February 27, 2012 09:36PM
Hi Britty, welcome to mindat. What you have is a variety of quartz, and an extremely nice one at that, especially for the bargain price of $1.50. Congratulations my friend, and goodluck.

Kindest regards,
Britty February 27, 2012 10:31PM
Thank you very much, Craig. I will do some research on which variety of quartz it is. I have somewhere to start from now. Yes, it was a great deal. I think the chain is gold too! I have to check, though.
Stephanie Martin February 27, 2012 11:51PM
FYI - Jasper is a variety of chalcedony which is a variety of quartz. The piece you have shows typical jasper colours, possibly bloodstone. It could also just be quartz/agate as well. This is a very common type of tumbled stone. Please note that there are many types of jasper and some that are called jasper are not true jaspers, just to make it confusing.

Hope this helps.
stephanie :-)

a place to start - link to info on jasper:
Rock Currier February 28, 2012 09:33AM
The stone in your picture is substantially out of focus, and the lighting is I fear giving the stone a false color. It also appears to be somewhat transparent. Could you take a picture of it in regular sunlight against a piece of white paper? Make sure the image is in focus.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
britty February 29, 2012 05:31PM
Rock currier and everyone who said my pictures are bad: it looks exactly like the picture. Coloring and everything. As far as focus goes, I don't know what to say about that. If by transparent you mean you can see through it, you can't see through it at whatsoever.
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