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Don’tknoite
« on: February 10, 2020, 05:26:56 PM »

Collected this out of a venders rock pile in a one for one trade, I’m glad I did. It came from a estate sale and he or myself know what it’s called.
It’s soft about like onyx and semi porous, if any members have a guess please reply. 3 1/4”
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Re: Don’tknoite
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2020, 05:29:49 PM »

Wish I could help with an ID, but I'm clueless.  The dendrites are amazing in it, though.  Awsome sphere!
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Re: Don’tknoite
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2020, 06:17:09 PM »

Don't know, but very handsomely marked.
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Re: Don’tknoite
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2020, 08:18:38 AM »

Looks cool, nice job.  Wish I knew what it was too.
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Re: Don’tknoite
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2020, 06:28:18 PM »

Beautiful material...I guess without another proposal, consider it as dendritic onyx.  A flashier name could be Halloween onyx with all that black and orange coloration.
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Re: Don’tknoite
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2020, 03:19:05 PM »

Follow the trend and give it a name.  A fitting one would be Purdyite cause it sure is.  Wicked beautiful there.
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Re: Don’tknoite
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2020, 02:15:31 PM »

WOW!  Those Dendrites!   :WHOAL:
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Re: Don’tknoite
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2020, 08:21:32 PM »

No idea, but I love the tiger-like colors and the dendrites. It’s exciting looking!
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Re: Don’tknoite
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2020, 09:58:33 PM »

Man those are nice dendrites. Looks like three-dimensional formation? Not the two-dimensional dendrites that form in fractures.
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Re: Don’tknoite
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2020, 05:02:26 AM »

Dendrite opal?
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Re: Don’tknoite
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2020, 07:34:26 AM »

I was going to guess dendritic opal as well, but Jhon P beat me to it. Nice. 
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Re: Don’tknoite
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2020, 02:00:41 PM »

Still don't know, but does it react with acid? ( Not the sphere,  piece of scrap, of course.) Wonderful patterns.
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Re: Don’tknoite
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2020, 05:31:19 PM »

I still don’t know, I’ll try acid when I get a minute, what does it mean if reacts?
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Re: Don’tknoite
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2020, 08:05:44 PM »

If it reacts (gets fizzy) it's not opal. There was thinking it could be dentritic onyx - if the calcite type was meant, that could be what it is. That's as far as I can guess.
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Re: Don’tknoite
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2020, 06:37:34 PM »

I believe it’s onyx, it fizzed when it put acid on a piece. I went back to the venders rock pile last week a found another piece about 75 lbs it’s in my shop now!
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