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Identity HelpAny help with this green beauty would be appreciated

25th Mar 2020 20:12 GMTHope Price

Not sure if this is jade or tourmaline? Its also from my grandfathers collection of finds.

25th Mar 2020 21:02 GMTKeith Compton Manager

Halite in water !

26th Mar 2020 00:21 GMTPaul De Bondt Manager

Hope, I hope you will be able to post.

26th Mar 2020 02:23 GMTKevin Conroy Manager

When adding a photo to a message, please make sure that it is completely done loading (and visible on your computer/device) before clicking "post".

5th Apr 2020 23:03 BSTHope Price

Finally i was able to upload

5th Apr 2020 23:21 BSTPaul Brandes Manager

Have you checked the hardness on this, Hope? A knife blade would be a good start. Also, since there appears to be very little accessory minerals on it, a specific gravity test might be helpful.
My initial thought is a piece of quartz.

6th Apr 2020 09:40 BSTPaul De Bondt Manager

Massive fluorite is a possibility too. Look for hardness.

6th Apr 2020 11:21 BSTSusan Robinson

Where did your grandfather live, and did he self-collect minerals or mainly buy them?   It reminds me of the fluorite from Macomb, NY, or even Madoc, Ontario.  
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