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lflock

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What are they? Opal, jasper, quartz...
« on: March 18, 2018, 07:51:59 AM »

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*bag inclusions 1 011.JPG (272.93 kB . 725x1045 - viewed 242 times)I have a couple of stones (ha-ha) I would like your opinion on. From Central Mexico, harder than 5 (don't have anything around harder to test with than my pocketknife). The blueish/purplish I believe is opal. One is the stone and the 2nd is a closeup. I haven't found anything like them online. The third, I have no idea. Looks like quartz with adularescence and various colors, but, once again, can't find anything online that resembles it. Sin 7, 002.JPG
*Sin 7, 002.JPG (978.24 kB . 1993x1841 - viewed 245 times) Thanks for any help. If you have questions, please ask and I'll do my best to answer.
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Re: What are they? Opal, jasper, quartz...
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2018, 09:54:44 PM »

First is a Sagenite Agate with a little Quartz on one end.  The white needle like structure you see on the agate side of those brown areas are the sagenite needles.  The Second piece is a bit of Moss Agate, both very nice.
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Re: What are they? Opal, jasper, quartz...
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2018, 10:13:23 AM »

Thank you for your reply irockhound.

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Re: What are they? Opal, jasper, quartz...
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2018, 09:54:55 AM »

Per irockhound's suggestion, here is the same type of material, but dry.011.JPG
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Kaljaia

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Re: What are they? Opal, jasper, quartz...
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2018, 08:06:39 AM »

Yeah that second one looks like it'd be a nice red moss agate.
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I rock hunt in the Antelope/Ashwood area of the John Day river basin in Oregon. 90% of what I post is from this area, from private property where I have permission to hike and collect. The material I find is for personal use only, I do not have landowner permission to sell. Thanks for understanding!

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Re: What are they? Opal, jasper, quartz...
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2018, 09:33:17 AM »

Is it possible the first, the agate/quartz is Ferruginous quartz?
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