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Identity HelpCarnelian?

14th Feb 2020 01:48 UTCDanielle Suzette

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Hello.. 
Would like some help identifying this crystal please?
Carnelian? I haven't had Carnelian with this pattern inside the crystal before. 
Thank you in advance 

14th Feb 2020 05:24 UTCKevin Hean

It looks "Crackle dyed"quartz to me. They heat the stone, then chill it quickly so that it crackles and then dye it. In your case you can see the dye is more prominent in the cracks. 

14th Feb 2020 07:13 UTCDanielle Suzette

Thank you for your reply Kevin

14th Feb 2020 16:24 UTCTravis Hetsler

One way to turn an agate red/orange is to first boil light colored chalcedony in a strong bicarbonate solution.  Iron is placed in nitric acid until it has dissolved, then the boiled agate is soaked in iron nitrate solution for a month before being slowly heated and slowly cooled to produce red agate or carnelian.

This would produce the both the crackling and the darker orange color in the stone, which was likely heated, treated, then heated again. 
 
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