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Identity HelpI have no clue

15th Feb 2020 05:56 UTCDaniel Kinkade

I know this might be hard to tell from just one picture but can anyone tell me what they think this might be?

15th Feb 2020 05:56 UTCDaniel Kinkade

It has kind of a reddish brown pink tint to it

15th Feb 2020 06:18 UTCKeith Compton Manager

In order for us to provide you with an idea as to what you might have, you need to provide some clues for us:

In order for us to help, you should follow these simple rules (which are requested at the beginning of starting any ID request):

Provide a useful photograph.
Is your photo out of focus, too bright, too dark? It's not hard to take an acceptable photo these days with your phone camera, it doesn't need to be a masterpiece of photography, but we need to be able to identify features in your specimen. If the photo isn't acceptable, sorry - we can't help. Holding something in your hand only leads to slight blurring - it does provide some form of scale. Photograph against a neutral background and keep your phone/camera still, preferably on a tripod.

Tell us where it's from.
Did you find this somewhere? If so tell us where. If you bought it, tell us as much as you can about where you think it might be from. If you really have no idea where it's from please tell us so. We may still be able to help.

Any distinguishing features?
Describe anything you can that gives us more information than we can tell in the photograph. Does it seem heavier than normal (dense) or light? If you've done any other physical tests such as hardness or acid testing please let us know, but don't attempt these unless you know what you're doing.

There are many simply hardness tests you can do, see:


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