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Title: Please help ID my stones
Post by: Mountainman-ent on August 25, 2017, 04:48:25 PM
 Any idea what these are? I got them and a lot of other faceted gemstones as payment for a few knives I made. I know there is opal,yellow citrine, aqua marine, and amethyst but the others I am unsure of.  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  
Title: Re: Please help ID my stones
Post by: rocks2dust on August 25, 2017, 06:29:13 PM
Difficult, and often impossible, to determine gem varieties for faceted stones only from a photo, but here are some guesses to get you started:

top row, l-r: could be corundum/sapphires, garnet, spinel or 2 different species; greened "amethyst" or hiddenite; amethyst; axinite, topaz, smoky quartz or ??

middle row, l-r: opal and zircon?; tourmaline, garnet, chrome diopside, etc.; opal or moonstone?, aquamarine?

bottom row, l-r: yellow opal, moonstone?; morganite, sapphire, scapolite, zircon; sapphire, scapolite, zircon; apatite or zircon?; apatite or zircon??
Title: Re: Please help ID my stones
Post by: Mountainman-ent on August 26, 2017, 03:58:19 AM
Thanks for giving it a shot. I know my picture's are junk but I think you are correct on everything but the 2 bottom ones. I'm not exactly sure on those 2
Title: Re: Please help ID my stones
Post by: Jhon P on August 26, 2017, 07:12:45 AM
Bottom may be chrysoprase
Title: Re: Please help ID my stones
Post by: crashoveroide on October 24, 2017, 11:23:21 PM
I think bottom row Right side stone Could be Sapphire or Spinel
Title: Re: Please help ID my stones
Post by: irockhound on October 25, 2017, 12:39:01 PM
Although more often treated to attain color, the Blue bottom could be Topaz, natural Blue Topaz is rare and very pricey.