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AgateLicker

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Re: Thrift store finds Chrysocolla?
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2022, 04:01:11 PM »

Thanks for the heads up!
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Re: Thrift store finds Chrysocolla?
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2022, 11:45:19 PM »

The fracturing is also suggestive of opal. Owyhee blue opal?
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Re: Thrift store finds Chrysocolla?
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2022, 05:13:26 AM »

Thanks everyone!! I have a hardness tester now so I will check it out with that and post again. Been distracted bought a huge lot of lapidary equipment and stones from a person downsizing so have been busy trying to make everything fit in my garage.
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Re: Thrift store finds Chrysocolla?
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2022, 06:07:29 AM »

Congrats on the lot you picked up. That's the best way to expand, for sure.

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Re: Thrift store finds Chrysocolla?
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2022, 06:17:56 AM »

Chrysocolla crumbles like that too. Looks too crumbly to cut an polish without stabilizing so it isn't gem silica but it does look to me like chrysocolla.

By stabilizing do you mean glue to harder materials then cab? Or is there a treatment you do to the rock itself?
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Re: Thrift store finds Chrysocolla?
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2022, 06:18:47 AM »

Congrats on the lot you picked up. That's the best way to expand, for sure.

Thanks! Yeah it’s a lot of stuff and a lot to learn how to use …lol
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Bobbymoon

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Re: Thrift store finds Chrysocolla?
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2022, 06:21:06 AM »

Pretty sure it is chrysocolla did the wet finger test and it stuck to my finger thanks everyone for the help and input!!!
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