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Need help identifying this rock #7707956 01/04/20 08:26 PM
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Found a lot of these rocks in one area of the property and I'd like to know what they are (my wife would). They look like they have some crystalline structure to them. Some of the rocks have almost a "cap" of this orange/yellow crystal-like stuff on them. The crystal stuff easily flakes off, if that's any help. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

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We always called it quartz....


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We always called it Leaver Rite, when prospecting in Idaho and Arizona. "Leaver Right There" rocks, not worth picking up.


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Originally Posted by 22Mules
We always called it Leaver Rite, when prospecting in Idaho and Arizona. "Leaver Right There" rocks, not worth picking up.


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I'm no geologist but it's definitely not a skipper!


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Pink shade of quartz


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We also call it quartz.


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Thanks for the replies, everyone.

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If you want a specific answer take a piece to the closest college to you and talk to someone in the Geology Department.

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Yep, definitely quartz


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From local College contact:

Based off the photo and softness, my thought would be gypsum. On website, look at photo near bottom of the page. (Gypsum Satin Spar)



https://www.minerals.net/mineral/gy..._Ameslv8OfLULwXCnb0mI6Re8aNYLjwa45AyrrBU

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Originally Posted by Slimpickin
From local College contact:

Based off the photo and softness, my thought would be gypsum. On website, look at photo near bottom of the page. (Gypsum Satin Spar)



https://www.minerals.net/mineral/gy..._Ameslv8OfLULwXCnb0mI6Re8aNYLjwa45AyrrBU



This. Quartz has a Mohs hardness scale value of 7. Gypsum has a Mohs hardness scale value of 2- barely harder than talc.
Quartz doesn't flake off, and the crystal structure is hexagonal, gypsum is prismatic.


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Originally Posted by Slimpickin
From local College contact:

Based off the photo and softness, my thought would be gypsum. On website, look at photo near bottom of the page. (Gypsum Satin Spar)



https://www.minerals.net/mineral/gy..._Ameslv8OfLULwXCnb0mI6Re8aNYLjwa45AyrrBU


Thank you. It does look a lot like the images of Gypsum I have found.

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Originally Posted by Slimpickin
From local College contact:

Based off the photo and softness, my thought would be gypsum. On website, look at photo near bottom of the page. (Gypsum Satin Spar)



https://www.minerals.net/mineral/gy..._Ameslv8OfLULwXCnb0mI6Re8aNYLjwa45AyrrBU


This was my thought, too.



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