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Morrisonite or Carrasite?
« on: November 17, 2016, 07:45:11 PM »

Morrisonite or Carrasite - and why?

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Re: Morrisonite or Carrasite?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2016, 07:56:31 PM »

My opinion is Carrasite. The orange stringers are diagnostic IMO. Those shades of peach and orange are also common in carrasite.
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Re: Morrisonite or Carrasite?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2016, 08:12:35 PM »

I have some Blue Mountain that would be hard to distinguish from that piece also...
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Re: Morrisonite or Carrasite?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2016, 06:07:47 AM »

Could be either, really, but I'm inclined to say Carrasite because of the coloring.  I have some Carrasite that is very similar.
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Re: Morrisonite or Carrasite?
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2016, 07:12:10 AM »

To bad Philip Stevenson isn't on this forum.  He'd ID that one positively without any shred of doubt.

There are some that would argue that the two rocks are one and the same, being found so close to each other and just from different claims.

I'm going to vote for Carrasite.

However just to be a pain in the butt because I'm in an odd mood this morning...
Here's a photo of Morrisonite I got from Philip cut into a cab.  Green and peachy-orange along with some browns, tans, and cream.  Sometimes it's hard to really put a good ID on this stuff.
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Re: Morrisonite or Carrasite?
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2016, 06:21:04 PM »

Could be either one but I would lean towards Carrasite because of the color and the matrix.

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Re: Morrisonite or Carrasite?
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2017, 06:32:58 PM »

To bad Philip Stevenson isn't on this forum.  He'd ID that one positively without any shred of doubt.

There are some that would argue that the two rocks are one and the same, being found so close to each other and just from different claims.

I'm going to vote for Carrasite.

However just to be a pain in the butt because I'm in an odd mood this morning...
Here's a photo of Morrisonite I got from Philip cut into a cab.  Green and peachy-orange along with some browns, tans, and cream.  Sometimes it's hard to really put a good ID on this stuff.
Just joined up again... It's Morrisonite from the Jake's Place claim. The Carrasite and Morrisonite are not close together. Carrasite is about 10 miles due east of Morrisonite.
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