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Identity Help

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Mineral Identification (How to - PLEASE READ before posting questions)

by Alan Plante
6 07/31/2014 08:48PM
Last Post by David Von Bargen
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PLEASE READ before answering requests for help!   (Pages: 1 2)

by Jolyon & Katya Ralph
81 02/14/2012 02:46PM
Last Post by Stephan Segedy

Identification of Specimen from Ring Mountain, CA Attachments

by Jake Goodman
8 06/18/2018 06:39PM
Last Post by Paul Brandes

Mercedes “Benz” calcite mystery mineral Attachments

by Nbj1987
2 06/16/2018 08:16AM
Last Post by Russ Rizzo

Olivine-magnetite from unknown Washington locality Attachments

by Howard Heitner
10 06/15/2018 10:06PM
Last Post by Gary Weinstein

Shiny, Silver, Granular Rock ID Attachments

by Rocky Mineralowicz
7 06/14/2018 11:35PM
Last Post by Rocky Mineralowicz

I accidentally made natrolite at home?!?! Attachments

by Nbj1987
8 06/14/2018 09:01PM
Last Post by Nbj1987

Hello Again! I need help identifying specimens recently given to me Attachments

by Becky Elizabeth
18 06/13/2018 07:27PM
Last Post by John Oostenryk

“Blue streak stone” Attachments

by Nbj1987
7 06/13/2018 06:36PM
Last Post by Paul Brandes

What's inside this agate slice? Attachments

by Eugene
10 06/13/2018 05:54PM
Last Post by Eugene

Can anyone help identify this geode? Attachments

by Becky Elizabeth
23 06/12/2018 10:26PM
Last Post by Greg Simmons

Need help Identifying my rock Attachments

by Chris Silva
32 06/12/2018 10:21PM
Last Post by Greg Simmons

Wow, there's a whole party in this Quartz! But who are the guests? ;) Attachments

by Aymeric Longi
7 06/11/2018 03:27PM
Last Post by Aymeric Longi

Identify this shiny grey stone Attachments

by Gospel In
7 06/11/2018 08:30AM
Last Post by Kevin Hean

Datolite Specimen Attachments

by Melissa Meaux
34 06/10/2018 06:01PM
Last Post by Melissa Meaux

Rock ID Help green boytryodial specimen Attachments

by Melissa Meaux
5 06/07/2018 09:05PM
Last Post by Melissa Meaux

Unknown from the Grandview Mine in Arizona Attachments

by Rolf Luetcke
2 06/07/2018 05:38PM
Last Post by Matt Courville

Possible Cuprite / Chalcotrichite? Attachments

by Todd Lawson
10 06/07/2018 12:43AM
Last Post by Alfredo Petrov

Is This Smoky Quartz Irradiated Or Natural?

by Deanna Kane
13 06/06/2018 08:16PM
Last Post by Alfred L. Ostrander

Possible super 7 Attachments

by Sean Hogan
28 06/06/2018 02:27AM
Last Post by Alfredo Petrov

Can't identify from Passaic Pit, Sterling Hill, New Jersey Attachments

by Doug Gardner
1 06/05/2018 06:35PM
Last Post by Doug Gardner

Avocado Rock: What Minerals is it Made Of? Attachments

by Jonelle DeFelice
8 06/05/2018 04:48AM
Last Post by Doug Daniels

Difference between Feldspar and Moonstone? Attachments

by Robert Darabos
13 06/04/2018 09:58PM
Last Post by Peter Slootweg

Smoky quartz on galena base, location?? Attachments

by Greg Dainty
6 06/04/2018 04:20AM
Last Post by Keith Compton

Geode or Nodule-What Is This Ugly Thing?Lol Attachments

by Deanna Kane
31 06/03/2018 10:54PM
Last Post by Deanna Kane

"Cacoclase" from "Wakefield, Ontario"?

by Vik Vanrusselt
4 06/03/2018 05:33AM
Last Post by Phil M. Belley

Phenakite?

by Nick Gilly
12 06/02/2018 02:49PM
Last Post by Nick Gilly

Can Anyone Identify These Crystals and Minerals? Attachments

by Deanna Kane
22 05/31/2018 11:25PM
Last Post by Jorge Santos Garcia

Prehnite or Olivine in Basalt? Attachments

by Robert Darabos
7 05/31/2018 11:03PM
Last Post by Robert Darabos

Fluorite location ID Attachments

by Joy Horn
6 05/31/2018 09:11PM
Last Post by Joy Horn

Flint or agate? Attachments

by jennifer cindrich
19 05/30/2018 04:19PM
Last Post by jennifer cindrich

Old German label identification? Attachments

by Greg Dainty
4 05/29/2018 11:17PM
Last Post by Greg Dainty

Childrenite

by Reiner Mielke
2 05/29/2018 11:15PM
Last Post by Debbie Woolf

offshore Keweenaw calcite locality Attachments

by Don Windeler
3 05/29/2018 07:47AM
Last Post by Don Windeler

Brand new to rocks and minerals Attachments

by Erin Orchard
26 05/29/2018 02:12AM
Last Post by Erin Orchard

Tanzanite/Tsavorite pseudomorphosis? Attachments

by Aymeric Longi
6 05/28/2018 11:14PM
Last Post by Aymeric Longi

Sparkly Mineral Inclusions Inside of Moonstone Attachments

by Jasmin Ward
14 05/28/2018 10:19PM
Last Post by Owen Lewis

Help identify some rocks Attachments

by Kayla Marie
7 05/28/2018 08:05PM
Last Post by Paul Brandes

Metallic chunk. Looks like Arsenic? Attachments

by Stephen Helmer
9 05/28/2018 03:47PM
Last Post by Stephen Helmer

silver colored metal mineral in basalt Attachments

by Robert Darabos
8 05/28/2018 12:52AM
Last Post by Paul Brandes

Identification of Indian zeolites

by Becky Coulson
6 05/26/2018 11:58AM
Last Post by Becky Coulson

Anybody know if this beryl crystal is of good quality form Connecticut? Attachments

by Lucas Brown Lucas
8 05/25/2018 01:59PM
Last Post by Victoria Holcomb

What is "Breislakite"? Is it Vonsenite or Ilmenite? Attachments

by Vik Vanrusselt
2 05/25/2018 01:37PM
Last Post by Jolyon & Katya Ralph

possibly jade or jadeite? found near Henderson, NV Attachments

by Victoria Massaro
11 05/24/2018 09:15AM
Last Post by Victoria Massaro

White fibrous mineal associated with precious opal? Attachments

by Greg Dainty
2 05/24/2018 06:34AM
Last Post by Keith Compton

Quartz Point with secondary crystal ? Attachments

by Patrick Carey
5 05/23/2018 10:40PM
Last Post by Gary Weinstein

Germanite from Tsumeb Attachments

by Grzegorz Słowik
4 05/22/2018 05:27PM
Last Post by Grzegorz Słowik

ID help - possible sphalerite on calcite - Ireland Attachments

by Trevor Boyd
6 05/21/2018 07:20PM
Last Post by Trevor Boyd

Colorado Specimins - please help a sista out! Attachments

by Paige Taylor
4 05/21/2018 05:48AM
Last Post by Doug Daniels

Michigan Pudding Stone Attachments

by Robert Darabos
5 05/20/2018 06:16PM
Last Post by Paul Brandes

Green Spotted Afghanistan Spessartine Garnet Attachments

by Levi Cain
7 05/20/2018 07:22AM
Last Post by Levi Cain

Olmiite associated minerals and locale Attachments

by Dominic Robertson
4 05/18/2018 04:28PM
Last Post by Scott Rider

Curious Rock/Mineral. Attachments

by Robert Darabos
8 05/17/2018 05:02PM
Last Post by Richard Gibson

Need help with what might be a first time for many of us.

by Álvaro Chicote
18 05/16/2018 01:26PM
Last Post by Álvaro Chicote

Celestite or calcite sphere Attachments

by Amanda Bruno
12 05/16/2018 08:30AM
Last Post by Kevin Hean

Unknown fine black crystals on rust stained rock Attachments

by AdamOnMindat
2 05/15/2018 10:26PM
Last Post by AdamOnMindat

Wavellite associated mineral Attachments

by Hiro Inukai
10 05/14/2018 11:31PM
Last Post by Mark Heintzelman

Unknown White Mineral/Rock Attachments

by Robert Darabos
10 05/14/2018 05:56PM
Last Post by Reiner Mielke

Dolomite or Calcite Marble? Attachments

by Robert Darabos
7 05/14/2018 04:47AM
Last Post by Doug Daniels

Mineral from Sierra Juárez, Mexico Attachments

by Jose Adams
25 05/14/2018 12:49AM
Last Post by Jose Adams

I think Gabbro? Attachments

by Robert Darabos
2 05/13/2018 02:19PM
Last Post by Paul Brandes

Rock from sierra juarez..mexico Attachments

by Jose Adams
13 05/13/2018 03:59AM
Last Post by Jose Adams

Michigan Minerals Attachments

by Robert Darabos
8 05/12/2018 06:07AM
Last Post by Gregg Little

Unknown black white mineral Attachments

by Robert Darabos
8 05/12/2018 05:19AM
Last Post by Gregg Little

native silver Attachments

by alexis angulo
2 05/11/2018 09:52PM
Last Post by Gary Weinstein

Gold crystals, unusual form, is it a type of twinning? Attachments

by Greg Dainty
5 05/10/2018 03:42PM
Last Post by Donald B Peck

Triangular/Pyramidal crystal with Emerald - Khaltaro, Pakistan Attachments

by Aymeric Longi
8 05/10/2018 11:06AM
Last Post by Aymeric Longi

Stibnite from strange locality in China

by Reiner Mielke
7 05/10/2018 09:13AM
Last Post by Aymeric Longi

Pyrite on Cobaltoan Calcite? Attachments

by Brian Greenstone
11 05/10/2018 03:18AM
Last Post by Keith Compton

Elbaite from Afghanistan/Pakistan? Attachments

by Harry Zondervan
3 05/09/2018 09:03PM
Last Post by Harry Zondervan

Unknown from Mt Shasta Mine, Michigan Attachments

by Robert Darabos
6 05/08/2018 09:11PM
Last Post by Gary Weinstein

Smokey Quartz and feldspar location. Attachments

by Jessica Guichard (2)
7 05/08/2018 05:43PM
Last Post by Scott Rider

Need help identifying fluorite locality Attachments

by Kyle Kustka
13 05/08/2018 12:54AM
Last Post by Nauroz Nausherwani

Afghani Chrome Tremolite? Attachments

by Aymeric Longi
4 05/07/2018 11:17PM
Last Post by Aymeric Longi

Strange fold in banded iron Attachments

by Justin Chadwick
23 05/07/2018 09:32PM
Last Post by Justin Chadwick

Help reading German label, specimen probably from Genna zinc smelter Attachments

by Vik Vanrusselt
2 05/07/2018 07:17PM
Last Post by Günter Frenz

2 Spheres identification help please Attachments

by Kikisue227
8 05/06/2018 03:57PM
Last Post by Ed Clopton

Smithsonite from Adis Abeba, Ethiopia?? Attachments

by Harry Zondervan
6 05/06/2018 10:40AM
Last Post by Harry Zondervan

2nd Sphere help Attachments

by Kikisue227
2 05/05/2018 05:48PM
Last Post by Donald B Peck

Sphere identification Attachments

by Kikisue227
8 05/05/2018 01:16AM
Last Post by Ed Clopton

Graves Mountain Specimens Attachments

by Matthew Hansen
18 05/05/2018 12:21AM
Last Post by Matthew Hansen

Stibnite from Ecuador

by Philip Bluemner
9 05/04/2018 03:35PM
Last Post by Tony L. Potucek



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