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MareWithNoName

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Awesome or leaverite?
« on: October 16, 2019, 09:41:12 AM »

Please help me with this rock. It is somewhat translucent and banded like agate, but not smooth. From bc interior. Does anyone have any ideas? Tia.
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Re: Awesome or leaverite?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2019, 05:21:26 PM »

Looks more like a travertine /Onyx to me. The material appears to look very rough like calcite or a travertine / Onyx type of surface where an agate wouldn't be nearly so rough.  Both those materials would also look somewhat translucent.  A simple hardness test will give you a clue or simple taking a wing of an edge.  If the break shows any flat shiny surfaces then not Agate as Agate does not have that type of cleavage plane.
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Re: Awesome or leaverite?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2019, 08:38:37 AM »

 The layering makes it look like travertine as does the disrupted nature of other layering.
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Re: Awesome or leaverite?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2019, 03:19:36 PM »

Thank you very much for your replies.
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