SUPPORT US. If is important to you, click here to donate to our Fall 2019 fundraiser!
Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat ArticlesThe ElementsBooks & Magazines
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsUsersMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day GalleryMineral Photography

Identity HelpWhat is this?

17th Aug 2019 14:08 BSTTarik Re

What kind of mineral is this?

17th Aug 2019 14:59 BSTLouis Zulli

It is a rock. It contains a variety of minerals. The light gray, glassy mineral is quartz. The more whitish mineral is probably feldspar. Not sure what the dark minerals are. The orange coloration is likely due to iron oxide minerals.

17th Aug 2019 21:04 BSTPeter Slootweg

The small golden cubes are most likely pyrite crystals. They are set in quartz with some iron staining as Louis mentioned.

17th Aug 2019 23:48 BSTPaul Brandes Manager

Welcome to Mindat, Tarik?

Before posting anymore "what is this" questions, please read the following page for help in conducting some very useful tests on your specimen. The results will help us greatly in determining what you may have>

Mineral and/or Locality is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Public Relations by Blytheweigh.
Copyright © and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2019, except where stated. Most political location boundaries are © OpenStreetMap contributors. relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: September 17, 2019 03:37:27
Go to top of page