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Gemstone

Replied Jul 25

Gemstone
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Johns Aug 6.

 

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August 7
Hey Keith, I have uploaded pics of Amazonite, check it out. You can see the cleavage planes, this is why I don't believe your piece is Amazonite.
August 6
August 3
Okay Keith, can you specify the nearest town, mine etc. I can't find anything like that in BC. Appears it could be Turqoise. Hardness is good, can you take a good close up pic. If you have a Macro setting on your camera you should be able to.. Let...
August 1
I will take a picture of the angles in the stone, it was found in a river bed with alot of rock, worn. Not staight out of a pegmatite. Thanks for your reply Andrew.
August 1
Not Amazonite Keith.. Amazonite is a green variety of Microcline Feldspar which your specimen shows no Feldspar form at all. I'm still lookin into it but it's definitely not Amazonite..
August 1
Found in norther BC,Canada around 55 parallel. I know its a gem stone as of the hardness is over six and can not be scratched with a knife. There has been no other mineral like it found in that area. A few people thought it is Jade. The way it has...
July 25
Hey Keith, a location where it was found, size of specimen and a hardness test would greatly help in identifying.. Photos are the least accurate way to identify a mineral.. Note I said mineral? How do you know its a gemstone if you don't know what...
July 24
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Can anyone tell me what kind of gemstone it may be? Thanks
July 14
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At 8:11pm on July 21, 2009, Frances A Lindblad said…
Turquoise and Howlite have these colours.
I Googled "turquoise" the other day. There are many different varieties of turquoise available from the SW region of the United States. Each have their own characteristics. That may be a place to start looking for more information.
 
 

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